The shaped auditorium punches out vertically above the adjacent Retail development creating a future landmark. Internally, the theatre opens up onto the ground floor piazza level where it becomes one of the four separate retail buildings.
An acoustic design model has regulated the shape, heights, volumes and surface finishes of the auditorium, done strictly by an acoustic engineer. A modular deflector panel design, made up of triangular shapes in various combinations and materials, sits on the side walls of textured combed plaster. Housed within the deflector panel is a 'hidden' window connecting to the recording studio for visual contact. Timber slatted back walls and side door panels add warmth aesthetically and give the acoustic properties required.
The theatre has an asymmetrical entrance which invites one off the piazza from outdoor seating areas spilling out from Cafes and Restaurants. Landscaping features and paving patterns respond and compliment natural forms. The well-known sculptor, Angus Taylor is appointed by Atterbury to create sculptures sensitively located to complement this space.
The Theatre Café opens to the piazza as well as internally to the theatre foyer. A large steel and glass canopy (with lighting) slants up over the shaped recessed entrance to the theatre. On entering, feature slanted 'walls' of colour, made up of glass panels, extend vertically to depict the scale of the auditorium behind. Four of the modular based panels, are LCD screens for television broadcasting, advertising or show run, placed on axis with the asymmetrical entrance