Bennetts Associates and Capital Theatres were delighted to host Women in Property members and guests for a last visit to Edinburgh’s Grade A listed King’s Theatre before it closes this summer for major redevelopment.
King’s Theatre staff John Robb, Charlotte di Corpo and project architect Sally Mackay gave a rare behind the scenes tour. This included seeing the stage, stagehouse, fly floors and scene painting areas, as well as the opulently decorated front of house spaces, followed by breakfast in the oak panelled former theatre owner’s room.
Some members took the opportunity to take home a surprising memento – original scenery counterweights being sold by the theatre to support the redevelopment.
These are still available on this link if other members would like an unusual doorstop: https://www.capitaltheatres.com/about/stories/rewards-fit-for-a-king