Our aim is to transform the eastern end of the Palace, making accessible to the public the most historically significant – yet currently derelict – parts of the building, and to deliver an exciting and varied programme of activities for all.
The Victorian Theatre, dating back to 1875, will be brought back to life as an adaptable performance space which can be used for a range of community, cultural and commercial events including operetta, theatre, cinema screenings, live comedy, acoustic music and corporate entertainment. The Theatre will accommodate audiences of up to 1,300, but has also been designed to suit smaller and more intimate audience numbers.
The East Court
The East Court will be reinvented as a multi-functional arrival space and focal point for the eastern end of the Palace. It will be freely accessible to all and becomes an extension to the Park providing new toilets, seating and Wi-Fi. There will also be a dedicated space for learning, activities and exhibitions, and a café.