The Pop Up Globe in Melbourne is ‘breaking a leg’!

The Pop Up Globe as it is commonly known has opened for business in Melbourne Australia. This installation is a temporary theatre, installed in Kings Domain, showcasing performances of Shakespeare’s classics for a limited summer season.

The proposed temporary structure is a full-scale replica of the second Globe theatre constructed in London in 1614. The replica comprises of three levels of spectator seating, placed in a semi-circle around a theatrical stage. The structure, constructed out of scaffolding, is cladded with colorbond to give it the ‘Globe’ aesthetic we all recognise.

The Original Globe Photo Credit- Wikimedia Commons
The Original Globe Photo Credit- Wikimedia Commons

Holmes was asked to provide a fire engineering report which in this case was to be in accordance with the Australian Building Code Board’s Temporary Structure Standard 2015. We had to justify an increased occupant load, through evacuation modelling to provide a performance- based solution. There was a short time frame on this project which we were able to work within, providing the client a maximum occupancy for their opening night performances.

The Pop Up Globe in Melbourne- Photo Credit- popupglobe.com.au
The Pop Up Globe in Melbourne- Photo Credit- popupglobe.com.au

We love to hear about your experience of working with Holmes. Here is what Moya, Project Manager from Arts Centre Melbourne, sponsor for the Pop Up Globe had to say on this project;

“Thanks so much for your work on this, and turning the reports around in such a short space of time. Absolutely appreciated - doors wouldn’t have opened without it!”

Make sure you get your tickets to the Pop Up Globe and experience Shakespeare’s greats within a unique atmosphere.

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