Stanton Williams have designed a series of spaces that can be inhabited and curated by the Royal Opera House and aim to bring a sense of the magic that is created each night on stage to the public areas of the building.
What will you see:
- New entrances on both Bow Street and Covent Garden Piazza to make the building more inviting for visitors, with step-free access.
- A glazed extension onto Bow Street to let in light and allow passers-by to see into the ground floor and Linbury Theatre foyer areas, encouraging them to enter.
- An external terrace at the Paul Hamlyn Hall level, making more of a presence on Bow Street and a place where audiences and public can spill out.
- An expanded ground-floor area with 50% more foyer space, reconfigured to accommodate the box office, cloakroom facilities and seating areas for visitors.
- A new ground-floor bar where people can meet for coffee during the day or a drink before the performance.
- A more visible retail space in the opened up area near the Covent Garden Piazza entrance.
- Better visual connection between the different foyer levels with a new set of stairs directly from the piazza entrance to the Paul Hamlyn Hall.
- A redesigned Linbury Theatre with world-class facilities, and a flexible foyer space with improved bar and catering offerings.
- At Amphitheatre level, a refurbished bar and restaurant provision.
- The Clore Studio refurbished with new seating, dance floor, improved broadcasting capabilities, and air cooling system.