About the project

With a maximum capacity of 1910 seats the theatre attracts major international touring companies bringing opera, dance and drama to Scotland. The auditorium of the 1928 Empire Theatre was retained and restored. New foyers allow the whole audience to enter in comfort off Nicolson Street and a single open stair links the five auditorium entrance levels to three bar levels and to the hospitality areas. A new stage, wingstage, scene dock and flytower along with dressing rooms for 180 replace the previous backstage structures.