The enhancement of our facilities was long overdue and as the dust settles we can see our building transformed and ready for the future.
Following last year’s upgrade of sound and lighting in the Concert Hall and Theatre, this summer’s four-month programme of works has delivered a number of key changes including the transformation of the Studio theatre, the main entrance moved to a central position with clear glazing installed in the foyer, the creation of a new education and rehearsal space, a new stage door entrance, updated dressing rooms, a Green Room and improved security. The flat floor mechanism in the Concert Hall has been overhauled, new plumbing means we have drinking water on tap throughout the building and a number of other improvements to improve energy-efficiency will result in significant cost savings.
We are not quite there yet. A new rehearsal/classroom space is being created on the first floor and the existing function rooms updated to modern high-quality conferencing standard with better acoustics and sound insulation, improved sound systems and digital screen facilities, a result of the wi-fi update undertaken last summer.