El Teatro, aptly named thanks to the Barn Theatre which sits next door, is the first stage of a major theatre renovation project which aims to put Cirencester’s stage credentials well and truly on the map. To do so, El Teatro had to be memorable; a unique, eccentric, must-see dining destination for pre-theatre cocktails or a post-play meal.
Concorde BGW developed a space to tick the eccentricity box in every measure, something bright and brave, to get the people of this traditional Cotswold market town talking. Working to a tight timescale and in harmony with the restraints of the listed building within which it sits, an art-deco inspired restaurant and bar was born.
Inside, guests are greeted with an intimate, speakeasy-style vibe, with rich mahoganies, gold and marble tables, oak flooring and brass fixtures and fittings giving the space and distinctly art-deco feel. Through to the restaurant’s dining room, the ‘bold’ feel comes to life thanks to eye-catching flamingo wallpaper, sea-green leather banquettes and vibrant parquet flooring; a cheeky spin on theatrical ‘green rooms’ backstage. Even the lavatories have been given the stage-treatment thanks to black sanitary-ware, white marble walls and striking monochrome wallpaper; a subtle nod to the black and white film era for dramatic effect.