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Red Shed by Haworth Tompkins arrives on London’s Southbank

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Haworth Tompkins’ temporary venue – called The Shed – is nearing completion outside the National Theatre in London

The 225-seat auditorium will open in April and will be dedicated to ‘emerging voices’ and new theatre.

The red timber-clad structure will serve for a year as an additional stage while the National Theatre’s Cottesloe venue is refurbished.

Haworth Tompkins’ is working on a £70 million overhaul of the Grade II*-listed Denys Lasdun-designed landmark. The project was awarded £11 million by the Heritage Lottery Fund earlier this month.

Haworth Tompkins' The Shed temporary structure for the National Theatre in London

Haworth Tompkins’ The Shed temporary structure for the National Theatre in London

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