Daphne Collman Hall to Undergo Major Refurbishment
The College's Daphne Collman Hall will be undergoing a month-long refurbishment process to create a new state-of –the-art, multi-purpose facility and performance space.
Starting in mid-March, the Hall’s transformation will include the introduction of new theatre-style curtains, (creating a presentation and stage area) improved sound, energy efficient LED lighting and a complete ventilation system refurbishment. Most notably, the entire tiered seating will be removed, and replaced with 213 individual, folding, electronically operated retractable theatre-style seats in a new layout designed to increase the Hall’s capacity.
No time will be wasted in putting the new facility through its paces; the College’s much-anticipated annual summer production, ‘Rock of Ages’ in early July will provide one of many upcoming opportunities to showcase the new space and its capabilities.
Business Manager, Nick Hill, explains the impact of such major works: “The refurbishment of the Daphne Collman Hall will not only enhance the facilities at Newton Abbot College for the benefit of its students, but will be available for use by the wider community. This incredible new facility will push boundaries and allow students to explore their creativity and imagine what’s possible…’