The redesign and conservation of the theatre, and particularly the multitiered auditorium, is extraordinarily consistent and seamless. The brief called for the sorting out of difficult access issues, restoring the original Frank Matcham rake to the upper tier and removing years of accretions that undermined the theatrical experience. A considerable amount of the interior finishes had to be re-invented since few records remain; where there was evidence the finishes were carefully researched and reinstated. The result is a theatre fit for the 21st century.
Winner of the RIBA Regional Conservation Award