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Scotland’s oldest theatre given £1.5m facelift

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March 28 2016

Scotland’s oldest theatre given £1.5m facelift
Scotland’s oldest theatre is looking as good as new following a £1.5m upgrade and expansion at the hands of ARPL Architects.

Dumfries’ Theatre Royal was built in 1792 and occupies a prominent corner plot in the town centre but had latterly become rundown with a deterioration in the building fabric and outdated technical installations.

Now with the addition of adjoining properties the theatre is once again at the centre of the town’s creative landscape.

In a statement ARPL said: “The design rationalised circulation and created a new three storey foyer giving access to the theatre, a new studio rehearsal space, workshops, costume stores and environmentally controlled costume stores. “

Works were funded by the Holywood Trust, HLF and Dumfries and Galloway Council.
A new atrium space connects the extension
A new atrium space connects the extension
The theatre was officially reopened in December
The theatre was officially reopened in December

1 Comment

bonvivant
#1 Posted by bonvivant on 31 Mar 2016 at 12:25 PM
Neat, crisp, looks effective and references the buildings either side. And all on a tight budget. Well done.

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