A Theatre For A 21st Century City

27 years since it first opened, many parts of our building are now growing tired and inefficient – both in the foyer areas and also backstage. Working with Glasgow-based architects Page\Park we are creating plans to modernise the building and transform familiar spaces into something new.

“It’s tremendously exciting to be working with a practice (Page\Park) who have such a wealth of experience of cultural buildings. We are hugely impressed both by their conceptual ideas, and by how clearly they understand our vision and values, as a vital theatre rooted in our communities as a great artistic beacon for the north.”

Robin Hawkes, Executive Director

Below are the latest artist’s impressions of the new building designs – these will be updated throughout the redevelopment process so please come back to see the most up-to-date plans. Click on the image for a larger image and more information.

See how The Playhouse has changed over the yearsDownload the latest redevelopment PDF