RESTORING AN EAST LONDON ICON
While the doors were closed during the 2020/21 pandemic, a huge investment was put into moving the stage back to where it was situated in the 1930s. The non-authentic rear wall was removed to expose the huge original stage area, behind the proscenium arch. One huge stage area with wings has been created, enabling large scale productions with rapid changeovers for concerts and award ceremonies. The stage has undergone a huge amount of work to expose the original fly tower within the original proscenium arch, not seen since the 1970s, and bring it up to date with cutting edge production.
On arrival, visitors to the venue will immediately see the return of the stunning travertine floor in the foyer thanks to the removal of the 1990s box office and renovation by stonemasons.