The York Theatre Royal (York, UK) Reopens on 22 April After Renovations

posted by ThrHistoricalSociety on April 20, 2016 at 5:29 pm


York Theatre Royal will reopen its doors following a £6million redevelopment by architects De Matos Ryan. The 270 year old theatre will launch with the world stage premiere of Evelyn Waugh’s classic novel Brideshead Revisited, adapted by Bryony Lavery and directed by Damian Cruden.

Founded in 1744, York Theatre Royal is the UK’s oldest producing theatre outside of London and this latest redevelopment has increased access and flexibility to create a building fit for a 21st century audience. Learn more about the theatre here:

AS York’s Theatre Royal prepares to reopen next week following its £6 million redevelopment, business editor Laura Knowlson finds out how York construction firm William Birch & Sons has delivered the theatre’s biggest project since it was first built in 1764.

Founded 110 years after the Theatre Royal was first built, William Birch & Sons was appointed to carry out the extensive refurbishment of the theatre, brining new life to the historic attraction for the first time since 1967 in a project that has involved unforeseen construction challenges.

Read about the renovations and enjoy a photo gallery on The Press website:

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