Bennetts Associates publish Citizens Theatre plans
November 21 2013refurbishment of Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre with the first indication of the revamped theatres impact on Gorbals Street.
Plans envisage supplanting the drab 1970’s frontage with the reinstatement of six statues depicting the four muses, William Shakespeare and Robert Burns, from the Victorian original.
Anew sequence of foyer spaces, allowing audiences to enter the preserved Victorian auditorium through its stone gable. Upper galleries meanwhile will connect with a new studio theatre, rehearsal, learning and administration spaces.
Interior spaces will be reorganised and refurbished to improve actor’s facilities, backstage areas and construction workshops with the public granted access to the historic under stage machinery – as well as scenery and wardrobe departments, for the first time.
Construction work is pencilled in for early 2016.
The Citizens drab exterior masks a wealth of period features, rescued by staff during its hasty 1970s demolition
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