Eternity Playhouse Theatre is an adaptive re-use project that re worked the Burton Street Tabernacle building in Sydney’s Darlinghurst, into a 200 seat modern intimate theatre. Originally built in 1872 the building operated as an inner city Baptist for almost 110 years and had fallen into disrepair before City of Sydney purchased the building. Significant structural repair and upgrade works were carried out as part of upgrade while sensitively preserving the heritage structures and elements of the building and incorporating them into a new theatre experience for Sydney with a feature steel plate stairs and original floor boards re used as ceiling finishes. The theatre has received multiple heritage awards for adaptive re-use and recognition by the National Trust of Australia.
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- 2014 Lachlan Macquarie Award for Heritage, AIA National Awards
- 2014 Greenway Award for Heritage Architecture Creative Adaption, AIA NSW
- 2014 Master Builders Association NSW – Adaptive Reuse of an Historic Building (Construction $5M – $10M)
- 2014 National Trust of Australia (NSW) Heritage Award for Adaptive Reuse