Birmingham Royal Ballet receives Arts Council Stage 2 Capital Funding
Austin-Smith:Lord’s designs for the complete refurbishment and upgrade of the existing headquarters building of Birmingham Royal Ballet have secured Arts Council of England Stage 2 (Capital) Funding approval.
The design is now being developed in detail and will be issued for tender in January 2014. A Full Planning Application has been submitted and following contractor appointment in March 2014, works will commence on site in May while the Company is on a 4 month world tour, with completion in October.
The refurbishment will include the upgrade of two existing ballet rehearsal studios, the creation of an informal performance venue for audiences of up to 100 people within the existing footprint of the two other rehearsal rooms, the complete replacement of current facilities for dancers’ changing, welfare and rest areas and existing administration offices. The existing reception and main access into the building will also be addressed and improved.