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Budapest Chamber Theatre Shure and Ericcson Studios

Csilla Beke

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(detail)5.3.1994 | opening


Csilla Beke |main architect
Aladár Sós |architect


Budapest Chamber Theatre Ericsson Stúdió,
Budapest Chamber Theatre SHURE Stúdió
Asbóth utca 20-22.
VII. Éva utca:
Drawings /ground floor, upper floors, loft; sections, facade, cellar roofing general, ground floor beam details, structural drawing of third floor roofing, cellar ground plan, alterations.
Designer: Aladár Sós
Owner: Helvetia Építő és Ingatlan Rt., which becomes, or hands over the commission to Újpesti Tarkán Szövőgyár Rt. Passage Házépítő Szövetkezet is registered on a modified cellar drawing.
Facade drawing and structural drawing of third floor roofing: Sándor Gellért, master-builder. Planning began in 1938. Decision was taken to build a four-storey house in Éva utca. In 1988 MTI appears as commissioner on the cellar ground plan and the plan for the conversion of 20- 22 Asbóth utca.
Designer: Csilla Béke, Ybl Miklós Építőipari Tervező Kisszövetkezet. The general description of the building is extant, a decision and Permission, which states that the premises (presumably referring to the ground floor premises) may be used by MTI and MÜÁRT. On the basis of the 1987 document:
Building designer: Csilla Béke
Structural designer: Ferenc Bognár
Building engineeering: Gábor Kovács
Electrical plan: Ferenc Sződi

The SHURE Stúdió opened on 5 March 1994 as the chamber stage of the Budapest Chamber Theatre, with David Mamet's two-man play Orleanna, produced by Krisztina Deák. It took its name from its main sponsor, the American firm of Shure, which provided the sound and lighting technical equipment for the studio. A shop and the cellars underneath it were converted into a studio theatre, store and dressing rooms. The builders were Laky Kft and MABEDU Line Kft. Budapest Chamber Theatre bought the premises – previously a photgraphic laboratory – from MTI. The stage was built in three months. The Swedish firm of Ericsson renovated the Ericsson Stúdió at 20 Asbóth utca in 1999. Its former name was The Little Theatre in Asbóth utca.



Arcthitectural description

The Shure and Ericsson Studios have been working for 18-19 years. The Ericsson Studio, as the former studio of the People’s Theatre, was modernized using sponsorship support. The auditorium is also flexible here and can receive 60-80 people. The building is an axial, linear confronted theatre space.

The Shure Studio has been converted to theatre from MTI's photo lab with the help of architects and actors. The management of the theatre is located above the studio; the director's office has found space in the opposite house.





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