Theatre Royal Drury Lane

London, UK

Theatre Royal Drury Lane, owned by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's LW Theatres, has stood in London's Covent Garden for almost 400 years and undergone many transformations. This latest redevelopment is set to return the theatre's great historic spaces to their former configuration and improve the auditorium and public areas making them more welcoming for today's audiences.

Interior view of the auditorium of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London with red seats and gold accents on the balconies

We were initially appointed to carry out a feasibility study to look at options to improve comfort and improve sightlines for the auditorium. The study included the option to re-rake the auditorium levels to enhance the experience of the audience. We have since been appointed from RIBA Stage 2 onwards to prepare designs for stagelighting, audiovisual and acoustic improvements and progress the planning of the auditorium tiers, stage, and seating refurbishment.

Our scope also includes planning the backstage spaces, improvements to sound separation and acoustic characteristics of the auditorium and public areas and mitigating environmental noise.

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