We are delighted to share that King's Theatre in Edinburgh, our project for Capital Theatres. Applications for Planning and Listed Building Consent have now been submitted.
Opened in 1906, King’s Theatre welcomes over 200,000 visitors every year. Now over 100 years old, we have been tasked with a major redevelopment of the theatre to meet the needs of the audiences and performers of today, and to safeguard its reputation for many years to come. The interior and exterior of the theatre will be overhauled to enrich audience experience and create a renewed sense of destination. Many spaces will be open to the public for the first time and a new flytower and technical infrastructure will extend the artistic programme.
Our design makes optimum use of the space available in the original 1906 building. Internally, revitalised heritage spaces will be complimented by two new bars, a learning and participation studio, new stairs and lifts and a new box office. A street café will add to the day-long buzz in the building.
“I am delighted Capital Theatres has chosen to push ahead with the Planning application for the King’s Theatre. As someone who has lived a stone’s throw from the King’s for twenty years, like so many others in the City, I am looking forward - not only to the reopening of the theatre but – to a time when the building is as busy throughout the day as it is at show time.” James Nelmes, Director, Bennetts Associates