Theatre Royal Plymouth listed at Grade II

On 20 August Historic England listed Theatre Royal Plymouth at Grade II because of its architectural and historic significance.

Theatre Royal Plymouth was built between 1979 and 1982 by the Peter Moro Partnership, with Andrzej Blonski as project architect, it is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:

  • for its sophisticated design which uses distinctive geometric forms with careful detailing to produce a flexible theatre which has civic gravitas and presence
  • for the skilful handling of multiple functionalities within one building of unified design
  • for its use of good quality materials and construction
  • for its technological interest, particularly the moveable auditorium roof
  • as a major work by Peter Moro, pre-eminent theatre designer of the post-war period in Britain with numerous listed buildings to his name
  • as an important example of a post-war repertory theatre with a flexible auditorium and smaller studio theatre
  • for its place in the post-war redevelopment of Plymouth

Read the full Historic England Listing Report.

View the Theatre Royal Plymouth's Theatres Database entry.

The Theatre Royal Plymouth is a Corporate Supporter of the Theatres Trust.

Image | Theatre Royal Plymouth, Andrzej Blonski