Client: Belgrade Theatre
Role: Quantity Surveying
As a flagship venue and partner in the winning bid for City of Culture 2021, the Grade 2* Belgrade Theatre is very much at the heart of Coventry and all the eyes of the UK will be on it. The redevelopment project will ensure that the Theatre is a sparkling cultural gem, showcasing the value, impact and rich cultural heritage of the City.
The redevelopment is being completed in two distinct phases.
Phase One which is now complete, focused on the main stage, auditorium and foyers. The refurbishment of the main stage, auditorium and public spaces has involved reupholstering and repainting all the seats, replacing the floors, cleaning and redecorating all the woodwork and refurbishing all the doors. Carpets have been replaced and foyers leading to the auditorium have been redecorated. The stage sound and lighting system has been also been upgraded and replaced and the orchestra pit has been rebuilt.
Phase Two is due to start in summer 2020 and involves creating a self-contained café bar with a new feature staircase. This will replace the existing café bar and former restaurant and will be open to both theatre and non-theatre visitors outside normal opening hours.