A temporary theatre housing Shakespeare productions while the main theatre is revamped has secured a national architecture award.
The theatre, designed by Ian Ritchie Architects, opened last July
The Royal Shakespeare Company's Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, has been honoured by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
Judges praised the auditorium for being used as a full scale, 1,000-plus seat mock-up for the future permanent stage.
They said it "breaks new ground for this style of performance space".
The award was presented on Friday at a dinner at the Hilton Hotel in London as part of Architecture Week.
The theatre, which was designed by Ian Ritchie Architects, joins 13 other buildings across the UK in receiving a national award from RIBA.