Seaton Delaval Hall's new play area is coming

The new play area at Seaton Delaval Hall under construction

There's a new play area coming to Seaton Delaval Hall in 2020 and the competition to name it has now closed.

There was a fantastic response to the competition, which ran throughout summer 2019.  In total, over 300 entries were received.


The new play area, which is part of the National Lottery Heritage Fund-supported Curtain Rises project, has been designed by William Hardie of Studio Hardie, known for Channel 4's Amazing Spaces and for projects such as the Calvert Trust's Sky Den at Kielder in Northumberland. 


Taking inspiration from the mechanics of Baroque theatre as well as the theatrical 'gay Delavals' who once lived at the hall, the new play area will open in spring 2020.


The judging panel is currently deliberating over the competition entries and the winner will be notified in the new year when they'll be invited to be the first to try out the new play equipment and cut the ribbon at the official opening.


Watch this space...