Trinity Theatre Royal Tunbridge Wells Property, Southern English Clocktower Architecture Photos

Trinity Theatre Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent

29 April 2022

Decimus Burton: From Gothic Church to Theatre – Trinity Theatre Restores 200 Year Old Clocktower

Trinity Theatre Building in Royal Tunbridge Wells

Original Design: Decimus Burton Architect

Location: Trinity Theatre, Church Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1JP, South East England, UK

Trinity Theatre Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Photos courtesy of Trinity Theatre

Trinity Theatre Royal Tunbridge Wells Building

Trinity Theatre renovates clocktower by a famous architect into new community space

Trinity Theatre, Church Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1JP The pigeons are being ousted and new bridges constructed as Trinity Theatre renovates its 200 year old clocktower. This architectural gem will open to the public for the very first time, just as Trinity Theatre approaches its 40th anniversary later this year.

Trinity Theatre Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent

The building still has its original clock and bell, but will b oast a newly transformed space by multi award winning architectural company Kaner Olette for the whole community to enjoy.

Trinity Theatre Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent

The clock tower will be the cornerstone of Trinity’s upcoming Heritage programme, which will uncover the building’s rich history and all the intriguing personal stories intertwined showcasing just how many memories a building can hold within its bricks and mortar.

Trinity Theatre Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Visitors will be able to climb the clock tower ’s new spiral staircase and discover the building’s wider history; from its origins as a creative Gothic Church designed by renowned architect Decimus Burton in the 1870s, to the community battle that saved it from demolition in the 1970s. Those attending will see the layers of history unfold into the present day theatre it has become.

Trinity Theatre Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Unparalleled panoramic views of Tunbridge Wells greet those that reach the top, while visitors unable to climb can enjoy digital access and an exhibition on the ground floor.

The church building is Grade II listed, designed by the celebrated architect Decimus Burton (100 1881).

Trinity Theatre Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent

A major 19th century architect, Decimus had already built major pieces like the monumental Wellington Arch, the London Coliseum and Hyde Park screen by his early twenties. He designed the layout of London Zoo, Hyde Park and Kew Gardens, and built the futuristic glasshouses at Kew Gardens.

Trinity Theatre Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent

His diverse work meant in 1905 the Architectural Review commented, the architectural historian of the distant futur e may well be excused if he formulates a theory that there were two Decimus Burtons When Decimus Burton moved to Tunbridge Wells in the late 1820s, he designed the Holy Trinity Church in the creative Gothic style, kickstarting the building’s life as the heart of the community.

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Location: Trinity Theatre, Church Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1JP, England, UK

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