At the end of the 12 year reign of We Will Rock You we had the opportunity to escalate the refurbishment and restoration programme of this Grade II listed theatre.
After an intense three and half month multi-million pound project, the Dominion Theatre reopened as one of the most technologically advanced theatres in the West End.
Here’s a snapshot of what we achieved…
The Flying System - one of the key elements to a functional stage house making sure scene changes happen smoothly and without interruption. The new 56 bar counterweight system and runway beam system has the ability to hold over 40 tonnes of weight. This was by far the largest singular installation in the refurbishment programme and has given us the ability to house any production.
Front of House – After the terrific response we received after the opening of the Premiere Bar, we decided to replicate the style throughout all the bar areas. We also finished the refurbishment of all toilets in the theatre adding in extra cubicles where feasible, to help reduce waiting times.
Electrics – All light fittings throughout the theatre were replaced using replica fittings, where possible. During the space of 14 weeks, we replaced the majority of all the electrical cable throughout the theatre future proofing the Dominion and providing productions with a “plug and play” infrastructure.