Trafalgar Entertainment just released the first post-restoration images of the new Grade II listed Trafalgar Theatre. The major multi-million pound project reinstated the theatre back to its original 1930’s design, some of which has not been seen for over 90 years.
Kirwin & Simpson fitted the auditorium with 630 brand new seats specially designed with audience comfort in mind. Alongside the auditorium, there is an enhanced guest experience including a new look stalls bar, new spacious foyer and improvements to the toilets, including installing more ladies toilets.
Within the auditorium, the newly restored decoration and lighting is black with silver, bronze and gold metallic hints, reflective of the original interior’s colour palette. Using historical photographs as a reference the auditorium carpet and seating fabric replicate the original designs patterns, with greens, creams and yellows to contrast against the monochrome walls. The Balcony front – that had been carefully stored away for a number of years when the theatre was two studio spaces – has been beautifully restored and refitted to spectacular effect, along with the grand ceiling and proscenium arch.
“The restoration carried out by Foster Wilson Size is a great reset for the theatre and a new beginning for everyone. By returning the theatre to its former glory we are honouring its history as we continue to share stories on its stage.”