Theatre Royal

Sansome Hall Architects, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2011


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  • Site plan    
  • Roof plan    
  • Stalls plan    
  • Grand circle plan    
  • Amphitheatre plan    
  • Gallery plan    
  • Upper circle plan    
  • Section    
  • Ausitorium left elevation    

Restoration of the Newcastle's grade I listed, Frank Matcham designed, theatre

Along with the restoration and refurbishment of the auditorium, better access, improved comfort and more appropriate technical solutions for the theatre engineering have been introduced.

Previous interventions have been stripped out to restore the theatre, wherever appropriate, to Matcham's original design. The original seating rake has been recreated to Matcham's design with the return to his tiering at gallery level and the re-introduction of the amphitheatre in place of a lighting trench.


  • Begun: Mar 2011
  • Completed: Sep 2011
  • Sector: Arts and culture
  • Total cost: £4.1M
  • Procurement: JCT
  • Address: Theatre Royal, 100 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6BR, United Kingdom

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