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It has been closed for the past six months while its front has been literally ripped off and put back on again.
The Theatre Royal in Plymouth reopens its doors for the first time after its £7million revamp on Thursday night.
It is one of the most important regional theatres outside London - bringing in £26million to the local economy.
Now the 30 year old Theatre has a new look to take it into the future.
The finishing touches are being made ahead of the grand re-opening of Plymouth's Theatre Royal. The revamp has cost seven point five million pounds and has transformed the front of the theatre.
It opens tonight with a production in the Drum Theatre before the grand opening night of Warhorse in the main theatre tomorrow.
A £7.5 million project to revamp Plymouth's Theatre Royal is nearing completion.
The scheme has included improving public areas and adding a third auditorium. The exterior has also been re-landscaped.
Plymouth City Council and the Arts Council have given substantial grants towards the cost.
Derry's Clock in Plymouth is to be given pride of place as part of the redevelopment of the Theatre Royal. The historic landmark will be the focus of a new public space designed to be more accessible and in keeping with other parts of the city.
There are only 12 weeks now until the Theatre Royal in Plymouth reopens in style with the first performance outside London of the play Warhorse.
The Theatre's £7.5 million refurbishment will turn the building into a state of the art venue and revitalise that corner of the city.
But it's mostly gone on behind a cloak of secrecy. Our Plymouth reporter Jacquie Bird was given a little peak behind the curtain:
The Theatre Royal in Plymouth has announced that they are bringing forward the start of redevelopment work. They will begin building work on the main entrance in the middle of February but patrons will still be able to access the building. The theatre will then close for six months in April.
Adrian Vinken, Chief Executive of the Plymouth Theatre Royal, says the funding would help the venue to completely transform, and secure its future for years to come.
The Arts Council has awarded the Plymouth Theatre Royal a £5million grant towards its re-development project, provided the theatre can raise an additional £2m.
The planned works, including a new box office, outdoor terrace and studio space, would begin in April and would take 6 months to complete.