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Act One

Restoration and Preservation

Support from the Heritage Lottery Fund enabled the Trust to start the first substantial renovation work in the theatre for nearly 75 years.

Work focussed on the auditorium to make maximum impact to audiences who were desperate for new seats, better bar facilities and improved access.

On 1st March 2012, Nobles Construction of Liverpool began a 16 weeks programme to renovate the Art Deco auditorium, transform public facilities in the basement and create permanent disabled access to the stalls area of the theatre.

The seating was supplied by Evertaut who have created this case study.

The programme was completed on time and to budget.

The Theatre reopened on 29th June 2012 with a new play written by Dave Kirby, Reds and Blues.