We are delighted to have been part of the team delivering the new foyer extension for Glasgow’s Theatre Royal. Designed by Page\Park, the new extension creates a transformational experience for audiences and is designed to encourage wider community engagement. Focusing on the audience’s journey from ‘street to seat’, our role included intuitive wayfinding over five floors and the provision of interpretive displays exploring the theatre’s rich heritage, with access and inclusion at its heart.
A new permanent display explores some of the famous performers and performances to have graced the theatre’s stage, while a temporary exhibition area allows content to be refreshed on a regular basis. The opening display features the opera Madama Butterfly, supported by costume, props, scores, film and photography. An interactive model of the theatre allows visitors to explore behind the scenes of this building which forms a key part of Glasgow’s cultural heritage.
Interactive touchscreens, located throughout the new extension, enable visitors and theatre-goers to find out more about the theatre, from its beginnings to the heyday of Victorian theatre, from its life as television studios for STV in the 1950s to its transformation as home of Scottish Opera and Scottish Ballet today. If you visit, don't forget to look for the Curiosity Boxes in the new foyers, to glimpse some of Scottish Opera’s more exotic accessories.