An £11.5 million redevelopment programme is underway at Glasgow's Theatre Royal.
As part of the works, a new entrance will be installed on the corner of Cowcaddens Road and Hope Street, which will provide spacious foyers and include the addition of new bars, a box office, cloakrooms, toilet facilities and hospitality suites.
The revamp has been designed by the award-winning Glasgow-based architects Page/Park and is being overseen by Scottish Opera, which has owned the theatre since 1974.
Commenting on the scheme, culture secretary Fiona Hyslop said: "This project will create a world-class venue in which to showcase Scotland’s globally-renowned culture and creativity as well as a lasting legacy for the city of Glasgow and the whole nation."
With 85 per cent of the money required having already been raised, it is hoped that work will be finished in time for the arrival to the city of the Commonwealth Games in 2014.
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