£2 Million More To Be Spent On Huge Revamp Of York Theatre Royal



By Charles Hutchinson in The Press.


York Conservation Trust is contributing more than £2 million to the redevelopment of York Theatre Royal, taking the ongoing project’s cost from the previously stated £4.1million to £6 million.

England’s longest-standing theatre outside London will reopen on April 22 with a world-premiere new adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited after a transformation of the 270-year-old building funded by City of York Council, the trust, further grants and donations and £2.9 million from Arts Council England.

York Conservation Trust’s priority, after acquiring the Grade II-listed Theatre Royal for £1 from City of York Council, was the restoration of the “functionality and appearance of the complicated roof structures”.


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