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Tuesday 28 May 2024

First Look: Theatre Royal Brighton Unveils Newly Restored Terracotta Colonnade & New Logo

A multi-million-pound project to restore the colonnade and balcony of the Grade II listed Theatre Royal Brighton reaches completion this week. 

In early 2023 ATG Entertainment, who own and operate Theatre Royal Brighton, began an extensive improvement and restoration project. 

As part of this a specialist team have spent the last 17 months working to restore the columns and balcony that make up the colonnade facade on New Road to their historically authentic terracotta splendour. 

Sophie Denney, Theatre Director of Theatre Royal Brighton said: 

"We are incredibly proud of the long and rich history of our beautiful venue and are delighted to reach this huge milestone in our restoration project. 

"This investment not only improves the experience of everyone visiting our venue in the present, but also protects the theatre for future generations to enjoy."

Following the installation of 1551 individual sections, the hoarding has come down and it is ready to be revealed to the public in all its glory. 

The theatre, which has remained open throughout the project, has also unveiled a brand new sign and logo. 

Speaking on the renovations Nick Potter, Chief Operating Officer of ATG Entertainment said: 

"As a Brightonian, Theatre Royal Brighton has always been a venue close to my own heart. 

"I'm delighted that ATG Entertainment have been able to play such a major role in restoring this beautiful building for the people of Brighton, Sussex and beyond to enjoy for many years to come". 

Theatre Royal Brighton's upcoming shows can be viewed and booked online at ATGTickets.com/Brighton (fees apply). 

by: Mike Cobley



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