Modern Theatres 1950 – 2020

Edited by David Staples

Modern Theatres 1950 – 2020 is an investigation of theatres, concert halls, and opera houses in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North and South America. It explores in detail thirty of the most significant theatres that opened between 1950 and 2010. A further twenty theatres that opened between 2011 and 2020 are concisely reviewed and illustrated.

An excellent resource for students of theatre planning, theatre architecture, and architectural design, this book discusses the role of performing arts buildings in cities, explores their public and performances spaces, and examines the acoustics and technologies needed in a great building.

April 2021: 586pp / 451 illustrations 

Hardback: 978-1-138-48436-8 | £120.00 | $160.00
Paperback: 978-1-138-48438-2 | £59.99 | $79.99
eBook: 978-1-351-05218-4