Mamma Mia! The Party at the O2, 2019

an immersive performance venue for Mamma Mia! The Party

Haworth Tompkins have completed an immersive performance venue in the O2 Arena for Mamma Mia! The Party, accommodating 500 people.

Based on the successful original in Stockholm, the London version uses multiple terraced seating levels to create good sightlines for all tables and to generate intensity and atmosphere. The interior has been completed and dressed by the production design team as an integral part of the space, using recycled materials where possible.

Completed over a short timescale and on a tight budget, the design team retained elements of an existing nightclub on the site to reduce material use and embodied carbon. The voids below the terraces form large plenums, supplying air via attenuated vents in the scenery to reduce acoustic interference with the performance.


O2 , London


MM! The Party



Structural Engineer


Services Engineer

or consulting

Quantity Surveyor


acoustic consultants


Picture Credits

Fred Howarth, Helen Maybanks

Behind the scenes