The winning architect-led team will draw up plans for a major regeneration of the James Davidson-designed 1906 landmark on Leven Street which last underwent a major upgrade more than 30 years ago and is now in need of significant restoration and modernisation.

The project, backed by building owner Capital Theatres King’s, aims to radically transform and enhance the city 1,350-capacity centre venue which features a richly-decorated interior designed by Kirkcaldy-based architect JD Swanston.

According to the brief: ‘Capital Theatres King’s Limited seeks to engage the services of an Architect for the delivery of the design and transformational refurbishment of the King’s Theatre, Edinburgh.

‘The architect is required to be suitably qualified with extensive experience in the successful delivery of similar projects. The architect must include access management services as part of the core architectural design services. In addition the architect is also required to provide the services of a specialist theatre consultant as part of their core team.’

Located a short distance from The Meadows and Edinburgh University – King’s Theatre was constructed in 1906 as a rival to the city’s iconic Royal Lyceum Theatre.

The venue, originally designed for 2,500 people, was scaled down and reconfigured during the mid-twentieth century and has been used as a venue for both opera during the Edinburgh Festival and annual pantomimes.

The latest project will restore and modernise the historic theatre which has hosted a range of stars including Maria Callas, Sean Connery and Ian McKellen. Bidders will be expected to demonstrate experience of complex refurbishments, work on listed premises, and delivering innovative theatre solutions.

The deadline for applications is 12noon on 6 July.

How to apply

View the contract notice for more information

Contact details

Brian Loudon
Capital Theatres King’s Limited
13-29 Nicolson Street
Edinburgh
EH8 9FT

Tel: +44 1316621112
Email: [email protected]

https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/competitions/competition-kings-theatre-edinburgh/10031571.article

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