The Sheppard Theatre is the centrepiece of WISE; a stunning circular space with a 7 metre high, rammed earth wall and ash wood finishes. A full height sliding door opens into a glazed, annular sun space and to the garden beyond. Natural light comes in from a central skylight which can be covered using the mechanical moon disc. Up to 180 people can be accommodated on three tiers of fixed and moveable seating, facing a dais with a large screen (3m by 2m), and audio-visual presentation lectern.
The Sheppard Theatre also works well for large board meetings (max 30), and in particular those meetings for which a public gallery is required. The space can also accommodate up to 50 people in classroom or cabaret style, all with a clear view of the screen - ideal for large training sessions and workshops.