Initially constructed as a storage space and additional rehearsal room the original "Tin Hut" was converted to be used as a theatre in 1974 by Buzz Goodbody. This prefabricated corrugated iron storage shed created an intimate studio theatre space very different from the famous proscenium arch of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. In such close confines it was not unknown for actors to interact with the audience by sitting amongst them, or rushing onto the stage through the theatre's main entrance.
The prefabricated shed of The Other Place was demolished and replaced by a brick built "theatre in the round" stage space in 1990. Though technically far more advanced than the original structure, the new theatre lacked the intimacy of the "Tin Hut" and audiences no longer entered with bottles of wine and hampers to share with the cast during the interval.
The new building has closed as a theatre space, and has been transformed into a foyer for the temporary "Courtyard Theatre".