Project Description

Robert B. Shultz Lecture Theatre
St. John’s College

When St. Johns College needed a new theatre space, they approached GPPArchitecture with this challenge.  The resulting 500 seat theatre is one of the most acoustically perfect presentation spaces available anywhere on the University of Manitoba campus.  Located on the west side of the St. Johns Campus, the Robert Schultz Lecture Theater helps create and reinforce the formal quadrangle which forms the heart of the campus.  Just outside of the main door to the theater, the large and inviting lobby actually transforms into a multipurpose space.  Before classes, it bustles with students buying coffees at the coffee kiosk and then rushing to classes, using it as a link to the rest of the campus. During the day, it acts as a study hall for students wishing a nice sunny environment in which to study.  In the evening, it can act as a formal reception space for the multitude of events held in the there.

Client:  St. John’s College