Restoration of two stage boxes
Posted: 9th October 2010
Everyman Theatre, Regent Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1HQ
Two stage boxes at the Everyman Theatre have been brought back to life, after a £50,000 grant from The Gloucestershire Environmental Trust.
Structurally unsafe for a number of years, the theatre wanted to restore the auditorium's two stage boxes for the public to use.
Restoration works included removing steel tie bars which are now supported with new steel columns. They have a fibrous plaster surround to match the original columns and historic plaster, paintwork, new flooring, seats and new drapes have also been installed. The stage boxes can now be hired out for special occasions and special packages are available.
The restoration work to the stage boxes is part of a £3m restoration of the Everyman Theatre which was in urgent need of a make-over and upgrade of facilities. Designed and built by the prolific Victorian architect, Frank Matcham, the theatre is the earliest complete remaining example of his work still in existence.