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Progress so far

We're making great progress. Help us finish the job!


As you can see from the timeline below, since work started on the Theatre Royal in August 2012, progress towards the much-needed improvements has been rapid. The Theatre closed in February 2014 and re-opened in May 2014 for performances of Madama Butterfly, with the new foyers and facilities being fully complete later in the year.







 October 2012

 Corner of Hope Street and  Cowcaddens Road prior to demolition








 February 2013

 Cafe Royal during demolition








 May 2013

 Street-level columns begin to emerge







 July 2013

 Aerial view of Dress Circle foyers in  progress and, front left, the lift shafts






 October 2013

 Repositioning of Stalls and Dress  Circle seats completed

















 February 2014

 The polished concrete panels are lifted  into place










 February 2014

 The foyers reach their full height











 March 2014

 The crane is removed







 April 2014

 The existing building gets a new

 coat of  paint








 April 2014

 The structure for the double-spiral  staircase is in place

Transforming Your Theatre Royal

Help us transform our theatre for all its audiences, now and in the future.