speelhuis theatre permanent and nominated

The Speelhuis Theatre in Helmond wil remain housed in the Our Lady of Acension church. This week, the city council took a unanimous desicion on this matter. After the late 2011 fire in the original Speelhuis designed by Piet Blom, cepezed swiftly designed and realized a temporary alternative based in the then just vacant church. However, the church theatre is so satisfactory to performers, audiences and municipality alike, that now it will be permanent. Furthermore, the English Society of Theatre Consultants nominated the venue for the Practical Excellence in design Awards, bestowed every four years to the building for the performing arts that has achieved the elusive combination of a welcoming environment for the audience, an excellent auditorium for the artist to engage with the audience and outstanding technical facilities.