Best of the West End to light up Theatre Royal

Trafalgar Entertainment Executive Chairman Tim McFarlane lights the Theatre Royal ghost light. Photo by Murray Harris.

Trafalgar Entertainment Executive Chairman Tim McFarlane lights the Theatre Royal ghost light. Photo by Murray Harris.

Sydney’s Theatre Royal will roar back to life in 2021 after a global search secured a renowned operator for the much-loved venue.

Live entertainment operator Trafalgar Entertainment has been selected to operate the Theatre Royal when it reopens as part of the redeveloped MLC Centre in late 2021. MLC Centre co-owners Dexus has begun renovation works and appointment of an operator means that interior theatre renovation can continue without delay.

Trafalgar Entertainment – War Horse, Guys and Dolls, West Side Story, The Rocky Horror Show, Legally Blonde, Noises Off, 1984 and When I Was A Girl, I Used to Scream and Shout (with STC) – will take a 55-year sublease of the theatre from the NSW Government, ensuring a long future for the venue. The upgraded theatre will retain the existing 1180 seating capacity and install improved staging, upgraded plush seating, a visually-enriched Drum foyer area, luxury bar, theatre store and sponsor facilities, as well as refurbishment of key performer areas.

Image: Trafalgar Entertainment Executive Chairman Tim McFarlane lights the Theatre Royal ghost light. Photo by Murray Harris.
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Published: 7 May 2020