The Sherman Theatre reopened its doors to the public after two years of refurbishment, having rejuvenated the building design by replacing its dated exterior with Euroclad’s bespoke Shingle cladding. The new design was the vision of Jonathan Adams, the architect behind the Wales Millennium Centre, another modern Cardiff classic, which Euroclad cut the two-metre high letters for, which featured above the main entranceway.
The redevelopment of the Sherman Theatre aimed to give Cardiff’s only producing theatre the venue it, and its audience, deserves and to do so a number of changes were made to the venue, the most noticeable being the new exterior. Other work included a completely redesigned foyer space, public areas and access, as well as improvements to rehearsal rooms and backstage areas. The most startling and impressive element of the refurbishment is the modern, exciting panels that were manufactured from stainless steel and galvanised mild steel. These deliver the contemporary exterior design the building sorely needed.
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The Sherman Theatre is a venue in the Cathays district of Cardiff. It was built as a twin-auditorium venue in 1973 and is named after Harry Sherman, the co-founder of Sherman's Football Pools, who financed its construction. The Sherman won the UK Theatre Award for "Best New Play 2015", for Gary Owen's Iphigenia in Splott, the first Welsh play to transfer straight to the National Theatre. Based on a busy road close to the heart of Cardiff, Euroclad Shingles were an ideal solution, being easily fixed to the existing building structure; creating a dramatic transformation with minimal disruption.