Freespace, West Kowloon, Hong Kong

Freespace, West Kowloon, Hong Kong

Freespace, West Kowloon, Hong Kong

An intimate and flexible black box theatre

Freespace, West Kowloon, Hong Kong

Theatreplan has just delivered theatre consultancy and acoustic design services for the newly opened FREESPACE in West Kowloon, Hong Kong. This 450-seat (900 standing) flexible black box theatre provides an exciting new environment for live music, drama, dance and physical theatre as well as creating a platform to nurture local talent and energise the local performing arts scene.

A collaboration with architects, DLN, Theatreplan and sub-contractor acousticians, Marshall Day, the venue has been designed to be quick and easy to reconfigure. Creative use of spaces and flexibility has driven its design. The performance space can change fluidly to adapt to different artistic requirements: floors can be trapped, seats can be added or taken away, parts of rails can be demountable, parts and the whole of the auditorium can be reconfigured, or even removed by employing reliable, cost effective stage technology.