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  • © Stanton Williams
  • © Stanton Williams
  • © Stanton Williams
  • © Stanton Williams

Radical Opening up of London's World-Famous Opera House

Royal Opera House


Project summary


The Open-Up project at the Royal Opera House is driven by the desire to welcome a new generation of audiences to the building. Central to Open-Up is enhancing the audience experience and introducing a level of flexibility more in keeping with the mixed programme accommodated in the space.


Charcoalblue is working alongside Stanton Williams Architects and the Opera House in developing the scheme for the theatre, adjacent foyer and technical spaces. Careful consultation was undertaken with the company’s artistic, technical and commercial teams.


Charcoalblue has led the designs for the remodelled Linbury Theatre, increasing the level of audience comfort whilst offering improved sightlines, greater levels of flexibility and improved technical infrastructure. Included are new stagelighting, audiovisual, seating and stage engineering systems.