Arts Team

Architecture for the performing arts

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Julian Middleton

principal director
Julian MiddletonJulian works across our portfolio of projects. He specialises in auditorium design, brief writing and concept development. His background in urban masterplanning allows him to place concepts in their wider physical and cultural contexts.
Julian's first theatre project was the Donmar Warehouse, for Sam Mendes. Since then, he has contributed to many of the team's projects, notably Sadler's Wells in London, Northern Stage and Watford Colosseum.

Julian Middleton

BA (Hons) Dip Arch RIBA


Brief development
Concept design
Auditorium design
Producing theatre

this month I'm listening to

Depeche Mode Never Let Me Down Again
Radiohead Pyramid Song
David Sylvian Bamboo Houses
Kate Bush Lionheart
Britten Peter Grimes

by my bedside

Winifred Holtby Anderby World
Shields Happenstance
Cunningham A Home at the End of the World
Morrison Beloved
Richard Yates Revolutionary Road
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Julian Middleton
"For me, Platanov, an early Chekhov play, performed by the Maly Drama Theatre of St Petersburg captured the heart of the human condition.
An astonishing ensemble piece, generous spirited, witty, poetic and stunningly
beautiful — it will live with me forever"
Julian Middleton