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Demolition reveals internal wall posters.
Photo by Stewart Hemley.
Removing the existing cafe and reataurant to reveal the original riverside facade.
The original auditorium being demolished.
Demolishing the roof of the old Royal Shakespeare Theatre to make way for the new building.
Original auditorium being demolished. Photo by Stewart Hemley.
Demolition begins on the outer wall.
Auditorium before the roof was constructed.
The demolition work is complete and construction begins, inside the external walls of the original building. The safety curtain on the right marks the point where the stage was, and is surrounded by the proscenium arch, which still exists and marks the beginning of the current thrust stage.
The frame of the auditorium starts to appear.
The shape of the new auditorium can be seen from above, just before work begins on the roof.
This marked a major milstone in the project as the massive 30 tonne steel roof trusses were lifted into place, over the new auditorium.
The Tower lantern being lifted.
The new auditorium begins to take shape from the inside.
Original teak flooring from the 1932 RST stage being relaid in the foyer of the new Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
Photo by Stewart Hemley
The Royal Shakespeare Theatre foyer, where the original floorboards were relaid, and the drum wall of the auditorium.
Photo by Peter Cook.
Royal Shakespeare Theatre auditorium with audience. Photograph by Peter Cook.
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Royal Shakespeare Theatre from Clopton Bridge. Photograph by Peter Cook.
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