After assisting Trafalgar Entertainment by coordinating their successful bid for the operation of the Theatre Royal Sydney, we were engaged to provide Interior Design Services for the refurbishment. The design paid homage to the rich past of Theatre Royal whilst meeting the patron and production expectations of modern theatres. Our scope of works included the refurbishment of patron experience areas encompassing the provision of three new bars, two VIP lounges, new seating and interior design to the auditorium, alongside compliance and technical upgrade coordination and the extension of the balcony to provide a new front row to the circle.
The Interior Design approach was to honour and enhance the modernist design of the auditorium, restoring the iconic ribbed ceiling structure, whilst modernising the lighting design, seating and proscenium. The series of hospitality offers integrated into the iconic multi-storied foyer, including bars, merchandise counters and VIP areas all addressed the evolution of hospitality in today’s theatre experience whilst providing additional revenue streams.
Theatre Royal Sydney re-opening increases Sydney’s capacity to host new productions and compete on the world-stage for more first-run international tours, ensuring high quality productions in Sydney’s city centre well into the future. It will also contribute to the vibrancy of Sydney’s 24-hour economy and deliver significant economic benefits to NSW through employment, tourism, and hospitality sector.
AIDA NSW Awards 2022 - Public - Shortlisted (Award not yet announced)
Dulux Colour Awards 2022 - Commercial Interior – Public and Hospitality - Shortlisted (Award not yet announced)