Fifty years after it opened, Arup were asked to recommend improvements to this 1959 building.
The auditorium was enclosed to improve sound isolation from external noise, a low-noise ventilation system was added and the seating layout was reconfigured to improve sightlines.
The stage area was made more flexible by building a forestage elevator, which can serve as an orchestra pit or as an extension to the stage. The height above the stage was increased to include a fly tower with counterweight hoists.
Occupying a picturesque three-acre site in Port of Spain, Queen’s Hall hosts a wide range of entertainment including theatre, dance and music events. Corporate events are supported by a comprehensive catering operation.