Building Work Continues Apace

While the theatre is closed, we are pressing ahead with several building projects, which will be finished in the next few weeks.

  • The lift installation continues apace. We expect the actual lift to be working this week.  Then the work to complete the three lift lobbys can go ahead: plastering, decorating and completing the electrics.
  • The shiny new roof over the dressing room and back stage areas has been completed and the air conditioning units replaced. No longer will casts and stage managers wonder if bits of the ceiling are going to fall on their heads when it rains
  • We are widening the top flight of the main staircase up to the theatre.  This will increase the safe capacity of the theatre and make it faster for audiences to enter and leave the auditorium

Pictures (clockwise from top left)

  • Jamie, the lift engineer, taking an inaugural trip on the new lift platform
  • Looking up the lift shaft through the roof of the new lift car
  • Getting ready to cast the new concrete staircase
  • Air conditioning units being re-instated on the new roof

New Neighbours in Car Park

The car park at the rear of the Tower Theatre has now been sold and we have new neighbours – Artform, which carries out high quality medium sized developments, has purchased the site and has started construction. The development of 8 flats is planned to complete in the last quarter of next year.

Our pedestrian access to the rear of the building will remain open throughout.

Car park with developer's sign
Developer’s Signage On the Car Park
Architects impression of the new development
Architect’s Impression of the New Development in the Car Park