This theatre is the only remaining working theatre from the Regency period in the UK. Built in 1819, and Grade I listed, it was owned and designed by the nationally renowned architect, William Wilkins. Having previously published a historical study of the building entitled 'Theatre of Proportion' in the Architectural Review in 1988, we were asked to restore it to its former glory.
In the auditorium original features have been carefully refurbished and a new decorative scheme introduced. Technical improvements, including comfort cooling, are also sensitively incorporated to ensure its continued success as a sustainable theatre, hosting a great variety of medium sized productions. A foyer extension on an adjoining garden improves facilities for audiences, and provides interpretation space to explain the building’s unique qualities.
“Is there a more beautiful theatre in Britain? I doubt it.” - Michael Billington
Carefully restoring the country's last functional Regency theatre.