Nevill Holt Opera Wins Stirling Prize People’s Vote

By Francisco Salazar

The 400-seat theater at Nevill Holt, home of Nevill Holt Opera, by Witherford Watson Mann Architects, has won the Stirling Prize People’s Vote.

The theater won the award by a 28.8% vote from a poll that was open to the public since July when the Stirling Prize nominations were first announced.

In addition to the award, Nevill Holt became the only opera house to ever be shortlisted for the prestigious 2019 RIBA Stirling Prize – the highest accolade in UK architecture.

According to a press release, “the RIBA Stirling Prize is judged against a range of criteria including design vision; innovation and originality; capacity to stimulate, engage and delight occupants and visitors; accessibility and sustainability; how fit the building is for its purpose and the level of client satisfaction.”