The current Norwich Theatre Royal was built in 1935 on the site of an existing theatre that had been destroyed by fire a year earlier. It had been modified in a piecemeal fashion in the 1980s and 1990s. Although one of the most successful regional theatres, there had been little investment in the public areas, and there was very little space for the size of bar or quantity of toilets needed for the large audience.
The project has created a new extension that links the existing foyers with new restaurant and work space in an adjacent building. The entire front of house area has been enlarged and re-planned with a new box office, lifts, bars, a restaurant, hospitality rooms and increased toilet provision.