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The West End’s Beautifully Restored Trafalgar Theatre Has Reopened

Julie Freeman Julie Freeman - Staff Writer

Trafalgar Theatre

Finally, you can see the stunning Trafalgar Theatre in all its glory.

The West End’s Trafalgar Theatre has reopened with a brand new 630-seat auditorium after a major multi-million pound restoration project brought back the building’s original 1930’s design. Significant changes include the interior’s silver, bronze, and gold metallic decorations, the auditorium carpet’s and seating fabric’s original design patterns, as well as a restored balcony front, grand ceiling, and proscenium arch.

Other upgrades not pictured include a more spacious entrance foyer and stalls bar, a box office inspired by the original 1930’s design, as well as updated technical facilities and restrooms. The restoration of the Grade II listed building was carried out by architects Foster Wilson Size.

Dame Rosemary Squire, co-CEO of Trafalgar Entertainment said: “Trafalgar Theatre is steeped in cultural significance and has been lovingly restored back to its original heritage design. During the restoration process there was great care and attention to detail with all the design elements and we carried out huge amounts of research to ensure that the renovation was authentic in terms of design and style.” According to Squire, the theatre has always been a culturally important building, having served as a television studio and a museum in the past.

Following the easing of capacity restrictions on July 19, the brand new theatre has now reopened to the public with an award-winning production of Jersey Boys. Theatre-goers can look forward to seeing the new design up close, while enjoying the full return of the West End in an incredible venue.

Meanwhile, a giant new theatre is coming to Olympia London.