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Nicholson Sheffield Architects Inc.

358 Talbot Street

London, Ontario

N6A 2R6

T. 519.673.1190

John Nicholson

Jim Sheffield

Gerald Gallacher

Walter Derhak

Paul Davenport Theatre Renovation

Western University

Hidden in Talbot College at Western University, Talbot Theatre had been an important part of London’s music and dance community for more than half a century. Our firm was asked to design a significant alteration and expansion to the theatre. Working with Aercoustics Engineering, the theatre was renovated to significantly improve its sound quality, update its image and increase the overall seating count. 

The project was completed in two stages. The first stage involved demolition and structural infill. The second phase related to mechanical and electrical work, acoustics, and finishing.

The finished renovation has been enthusiastically received by the music, theatre, and dance communities, has become the summer home of the National Youth Symphony Orchestra and a key component of the Don Wright School of Music at Western.