The existing windows were, no doubt, perfectly adequate when the medieval building was first constructed in the 12th century, but traffic noise can often now intrude upon performances.
So, improvements have been made by fitting two additional layers of glass .
Chesil Theatre member and Building Manager Peter Liddiard says:
“The new glazing will certainly help decrease noise pollution and will also assist energy conservation. It is part of our ongoing schedule to improve the comfort and enjoyment of those experiencing shows at our unique studio venue. We will now look to improving the sound and thermal performance of the medieval door..”
Chesil Theatre has been the base of Winchester Dramatic Society since the mid-1960s when the Church of St Peter became redundant and subsequently dangerous. Since that time the Society has been a careful and dedicated guardian of this Listed Building in the heart of a Winchester conservation area.
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