Bath Theatre Royal

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Bath, 2010


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  • Site plan    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • Stalls level floor plan    
  • Dress circle level floor plan    
  • Roof plan    
  • Sections through foyer    

Conservation, improvement and extension of a Grade II* listed theatre, designed to bring an improved commercial offering to the venue

The Main House inhabits the original shell of Beau Nash’s Palace of 1721 and the auditorium has been expanded, remodelled and re-built through nearly 200 years of continuous operation.

The works addressed access issues, services coming to the end of their capacity and life, existing front of house hospitality and bars, general and feature lighting and a conservation cleaning regime for the auditorium.

The extension to the 1865 foyer, designed to take visual cues from the decoration of the neo-classical scheme, increases capacity and relieves the existing three entrance doors as part of an enlarged and re-modelled interior. A disabled lift was installed allowing step-free access to stall and circle levels.

An additional stall bar has been introduced within former vaulted stores at basement level, linking with corridors through re-discovered original openings.

Mechanical and electrical services have been renewed and improved, including improvements to the interior and new external feature lighting.


  • Begun: Mar 2010
  • Completed: Sep 2010
  • Sector: Arts and culture
  • Total cost: £2.3M
  • Procurement: Single stage tender
  • Address: Saw Close, Bath, BA1 1ET, United Kingdom

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