New Victoria Theatre
The New Victoria Theatre within the Peacocks town centre development area is a major addition to the stock of new theatre buildings.
The auditorium is in three levels with stepped boxes and seats of peacock blue complementing the grey/blue décor. House lighting is predominantly sited above the boxes on the dress and upper circle levels. Sound and lighting is controlled from the rear of the stalls.
There is a well equipped proscenium arch stage which has an orchestra pit for up to 50 musicians at the cost of twenty three stalls seats. There is a grid with 60 counterweight lines and the stage is equipped with a trap. The scene dock area is shared with the Rhoda McGaw Theatre.
Primarily designed as a receiving house the theatre is well appointed to cater for the needs of visiting companies. Although part of the Peacocks Centre, the New Victoria Theatre with an adjacent car park, is an attractive characteristic - especially when patrons can obtain free evening parking.
- 1992 : continuing
- Owner/Management: Woking Borough Council, owners; Woking Turnstile Ltd, proprietors
- 1991 - 1992 Design/Construction:Renton Howard Wood Levin (RHWL)- Architect
- 1992 Use: continuing
- 1997 Alteration: Convertion of hospitality rooms to small cinemasRenton Howard Wood Levin (RHWL)- Architect
- ListingNot listed