Revamped Shakespeare Theatre Reopens in UK

28 November 2010 (Last Updated November 28th, 2010 18:30)

The Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in England has been reopened following a three-and-a-half year renovation project that cost £112.8m ($177.8m). The modernisation project will see a 1,000-seat stage auditorium, a new 36m-high tower, new exhibition spaces, a rooftop

The Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in England has been reopened following a three-and-a-half year renovation project that cost £112.8m ($177.8m).

The modernisation project will see a 1,000-seat stage auditorium, a new 36m-high tower, new exhibition spaces, a rooftop restaurant and cafes.

The Royal Shakespeare Theatre is the main theatre of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC).

The extensive facelift has incorporated features of the original building.

The RSC still needs to raise £3.5m ($5.5m) in funding towards the cost of the work.

It received a grant of £50m from Britain's Arts Council and has also received funds from private donors.