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 at the end of September.
Corner of Hope Street and Cowcaddens Road prior to demolition
Cafe Royal during demolition
Street-level columns begin to emerge
Aerial view of Dress Circle foyers in progress and, front left, the lift shafts
Repositioning of Stalls and Dress Circle seats completed
The polished concrete panels are lifted into place
The foyers reach their full height
The crane is removed
The existing building gets a new
coat of paint
The structure for the double-spiral staircase is in place