El Teatro

Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Playful and powerful was the design brief when it came to creating Cirencester’s hottest new restaurant and bar concept, teaming up with Concorde BGW to develop a memorable space with all the fun of the theatre.

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Client
Ingleside House
Location
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Category
Restaurant and Bars
Completed
September 2017

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.

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