cepezed has developed plans for a large temporary theatre on the Malieveld in The Hague, a large strech of lawn measuring over 10 hectare and positioned right along the entrance of the city. The Hague strives to be European Capital of Culture in 2018. The theatre should function as an important eyecatcher and crowdpuller during this year.
The plans have been assigned by the offices of The Hague Capital of Culture 2018. Last Wednesday, this institution presented its report Entitled to Culture! , in which it published its apparoach to obtain the much desired title. cepezeds theatre fulfills an important role in this approach and is one of the most remarkable proposals. The theatre has been designed as a contemporary version of the Colosseum in Rome, the best-known example of a Flavian amphitheatre, and should be able to accommodate some 5.000 people. The construction is erected out of scaffolding. On the outside, it is covered with a stretched reproduction of famous artist M.C. Escher's Metamorfosis. Inside, concerts, performances, exhibitions and fairs can take place. On International Day of Peace, singer Bono of Irish pop group U2 should be onstage.