ROH selects Stanton Williams Architects to make venue more inviting

The Royal Opera House, home of the Royal Ballet. Photo: Rob Moore
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The Royal Opera House has announced that Stanton Williams Architects will carry out a feasibility study for a project aimed at making the company’s street level public areas more inviting.

The ROH’s Open Up project will improve the venue’s physical entrances as well as develop the Linbury Studio Theatre and the Paul Hamlyn Hall. It aims to make the ROH’s creative, technical and education work more visible to people.

Following a six-month competition process, the architect was selected from seven firms.

Private supporters have funded the architectural company and feasibility study and the ROH intends to raise more private money to carry out the project.

Simon Robey, chairman of the board of trustees of the ROH, said: “Stanton Williams has demonstrated a clear vision for what the next evolution of our building can achieve showing sensitivity, skill and creativity.  There is such potential to open our building to wider audiences throughout the day and we look forward to working in partnership with Stanton Williams to develop these plans over the next few months.”