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Norwich Theatre Royal

Norwich

Introduction:

Norfolk’s popular Theatre Royal was re-opened to widespread public acclaim following a major transformation to the Norwich city centre building.

The project included the provision of more space, more facilities and improved acoustics.

Details:

  • Phase one: conversion of the ground and first floors of neighbouring Decora House into a café and bar.
  • Phase two: extensive refurbishment of the main theatre including the demolition of the front elevation to provide a new foyer, double the size of the previous one and double the number of toilets.
  • The works also increased the leg room in the circle seats.
  • Mechanical and Electrical work included the installation of an air-treatment system
  • ‘Electronic architecture’ that has raised the quality of the acoustics to concert hall standards.
  • Joinery works including creation of five bars for different locations in the theatre, all designed in American black walnut combined with stainless steel. One of the bars is 12 metres in length.
  • New glazed walls and balconies were constructed.
  • Finally the complete front façade of the building was re-clad.

 



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