Liverpool’s Royal Court, won in open competition, is an exercise in restrained, phased reinvention. The first ‘act’ of the development revitalised the interiors of the theatre, breathing new life into the Grade II listed art deco building. The cabaret-style stall seating and the bar were remodelled, the foyer and auditorium redecorated and new circle seating, a balcony and new toilets were inserted. Act two added a weathered steel and glass-fronted multi-use Welcome Centre that wraps around the building connecting it to its lively surroundings. Front of house and offices were remodelled to create a new circle bar and toilets on the first floor. The recently completed third act has continued the improvement works to the front of house areas, creating a larger open bar at the third floor. Improvements have been made to the back of house, facilities and technical equipment. The basement studio space has also been transformed. The existing columns have been removed, opening up the space to create a brand new 150 seat studio space for comedy and music events, theatre productions, and rehearsal space for the Youth Theatre and Community Choir.

  • 2018 AJ Cultural Project of the Year
  • 2018 RIBA National Award
  • 2018 RIBA North West Region Conservation Award
  • 2018 RIBA North West Regional Award
  • 2016 AJ Retrofit - Cultural buildings - Cinemas and Theatres
  • 2016 AJ Retrofit - Overall Winner
  • 2016 BCI Award - Building Project of the Year
Liverpool, UK
Royal Court Trust
Structural Engineer
BD Edmondson
M&E Engineer
Buro Happold
Quantity Surveyor
Baqus Group Plc
CDM Coordinator
Baqus Group Plc
Historic Buildings Advisor
Peter de Figueiredo

AJ Architecture Awards 05.12.18

AJ Architecture Awards shortlist 09.10.18

RIBA National Awards announced 21.06.18

RIBA Regional Awards announced 17.05.18

RIBA Awards regional shortlist 04.04.18

AJ Retrofit Award 19.09.17

Nine AHMM projects shortlisted for RIBA regional awards 11.04.17

Funding secured for Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre Act III 27.01.17

Civic Trust Awards 2017 14.12.16

AHMM at the World Architecture Festival 18.11.16

Liverpool’s Royal Court wins BCI Building Project of the Year 13.10.16

Royal Court Liverpool wins Retrofit of the Year 15.09.16

World Architecture Festival Awards 2016 07.07.16

Royal Court Theatre Liverpool 12.02.16

Royal Court Act 3 13.01.16

Royal Court Theatre Act II 25.11.14

Green Light for Phase Two of Royal Court Theatre Liverpool 28.03.14