Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 5°C

min temp: 1°C

Search

Ipswich: Revamp of Regent Theatre continues ahead of next month’s reopening

17:01 15 July 2014

The Regent Theatre, Ipswich

The Regent Theatre, Ipswich

Archant

The audience at Ipswich’s Regent Theatre should feel more comfortable in future – whatever the weather outside – as the building is getting a summer makeover before reopening at the end of next month.

The auditorium and inner and main foyer are being improved under a new project to install an air management system.

Theatre assistant operations manager Mark Whiting said: “We want to vastly improve audiences’ enjoyment of a performance through making them more comfortable.”

The refurbishment will also see the original ornate ceilings from the 1920s reinstated and redecorated.

Mr Whiting said: “We are thrilled at the opportunity to bring back some of the grandeur of what the theatre was like when it first opened and we want to pay respect to the original décor.”

The box office is still being operated from the Tourist Information Centre situated in St Stephen’s Church opposite the Buttermarket Shopping Centre, where customers will continue to be able to buy tickets between 9am and 4.30pm, Monday to Saturday.

Customers are still able to purchase tickets by telephone from 01473 433100 and online.

1 comment

  • Sorry yet again to have to question the ability of your newspapers to get it right. At the Regent Theatre are notices stating "The Regent Theatre will be closing to allow for refurbishment works From Monday 7th July - Monday 8th September 2014" and this is repeated on their website. Assuming that is correct then do your journalists know which month it is now? In case not, it is JULY. Next month is therefore August (July, Aug, Sept .. etc. ... I was taught it at school many years ago) and so the Regent is NOT "reopening at the end of next month". Bet you do not print this as clearly you hate criticism.

    Report this comment

    Johnthebap

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

The Brewery Tap in Cliff Lane is the only food outlet in Ipswich to receive zero stars out of five following a visit by food hygiene inspectors.

Motorists in Suffolk and Essex who use Morrisons petrol stations may find the pumps run dry next month if a dispute over a driver’s pay leads to industrial action.

An 80-year-old man with a previously unblemished record has admitted racially aggravated common assault after an argument following an accident.

The funeral of Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt who played regular in Ipswich will take place this afternoon following his death on Christmas Eve.

An Ipswich GP practice has been rated “inadequate” by health inspectors after they found patients were at risk of harm due to failures to act on safety assessments.

Staff at St Benedict’s Catholic School in Bury St Edmunds hailed its first Progress 8 ranking as it topped the Suffolk rankings.

It’s time for a change of manager at Portman Road.

A teenager who called Suffolk police allegedly making “various threats” has been detained by police.

The mother of a teenager murdered by an online groomer highlighted some of the complexities of cyber-crime at conference in Suffolk yesterday.

Suffolk County Council’s publication of possible routes for a northern by-pass for Ipswich does take the project forward – but there is a very long way to go before any new road is built, writes Paul Geater.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

MyDate24 MyPhotos24