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Scheme Overview

The Royal Court Liverpool Trust has worked with architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris to create a scheme that will modernise and restore the Royal Court, making it a better environment for our audience.

Fundraising for the scheme is currently underway and includes a £1 per ticket levy that has so far raised over £900,000.

The total cost of the scheme will be £11.9m and the work will be done in phases so that the theatre can remain open to the public as much as possible.

Act One was completed in June 2012 and included new seating, improved toilet facilities and disabled access.

Act Two, was completed in 2016, worked on the entrance, creating a new foyer space and refreshing the outside of the building. A lift was installed to create easy accessibility to every level. 

Act Three focused on the upper circle and balcony levels of the theatre creating better public spaces, new toilet facilities, improved access and better food and drink facilities. A new 150 seat basement venue was developed and better dressing rooms for actors and backstage staff.

Act Four involved converting the building next door and adjoining it to the theatre in two stages. Firstly as a bar and restaurant and then, in the long term, to build extra floors and connect to the theatre itself.