Transform Perth Theatre
What are we doing?
Perth's beautiful B-listed theatre is being preserved and developed.
In consultation with our audiences, local communities and partners, we are working with award-winning Richard Murphy Architects to breathe new life into Perth Theatre. When our cultural gem re-opens in 2017 we will have both the necessary capacity and inspirational environment to deliver our vision for the future; excellence and innovation in the performing arts in Scotland.
What progress has been made?
Project contractors, Robertson Construction Tayside are well underway with the construction of the brand new outside extension, and inside the auditorium, restoration works continue. Due to reopen late 2017, we only have until then to raise the last £1.5m needed to equip the theatre with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities!
- Restore the B-listed, Edwardian auditorium to its former glory, including reinstating the 'gods' seating and introducing an orchestra area
- Build a new 200-seat studio theatre for small to mid-scale music and drama performances
- Provide new community and creative learning spaces, including a home for Perth Youth Theatre
- Improve access throughout and provide level access for the first time with a lift to all other levels
Who will benefit?
Young people, schools and families. Artists and the wider arts community, audiences and visitors to Perthshire and many more! New ground floor access will allow people with disabilities, health conditions and the elderly to feel more at home in Perth Theatre.
What makes Perth Theatre truly special is the people! We cannot wait to give it back to you – it is your theatre after all!