The Grade II listed facade of King’s Lynn Corn Exchange is a testimony to the splendour of Victorian architecture which now fronts a state of the art, multipurpose venue. The attractive and comfortable auditorium has flexible seating, within which 733 seats can be cleared and stored compactly in 1 1/2 hours to reveal a large, open space to accommodate1200 standing – a flexibility which allows us to host a varied range of events from classical concerts to conferences, craft fairs to comedians.
The acoustics have been well-designed and are able to be varied to suit alternative uses/occupation of the building. Acoustic baffles ensure excellent sound quality and with a technical specification to match, any event can easily be accommodated. First rate dressing rooms, spacious backstage and get-in areas are accessed by ample and close parking facilities. In order to minimise the use of the heating and cooling plant the air conditioning system involves air displacement and a sophisticated system of controls. The mechanical and electrical, and acoustic designs have been well thought out, and the building operates highly efficiently and is pleasant in terms of both temperature and light.
A flagship for accessibility both front of house and backstage, wheelchair users and companions are fully integrated into the main body of seating and both an induction loop and infra-red hearing system are in operation.