Restoration work goes on at Newcastle's Theatre Royal

The Theatre Royal in the centre of Newcastle. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
The auditorium being restored. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
The work to restore the auditorium cost £5 million. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
The project to restore the backstage areas will cost around £500,000 and take a year to complete. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

More restoration work has begun at Newcastle's Theatre Royal.

There has recently been a focus on improving backstage areas, including dressing rooms.

The work will cost around £500,000 and take a year to complete. It comes just a few years after a £5 million project to return the auditorium to its original Victorian splendour.