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Photo timeline

The new foyers are open!


Scroll down the timeline to see how the building work progressed from when it started in August 2012 to when the theatre opened to the public in December 2014.







 October 2012

 Corner of Hope Street and  Cowcaddens Road prior to demolition








 February 2013

 Cafe Royal during demolition








 May 2013

 Street-level columns begin to emerge







 July 2013

 Aerial view of Dress Circle foyers in  progress and, front left, the lift shafts






 October 2013

 Repositioning of Stalls and Dress  Circle seats completed

















 February 2014

 The polished concrete panels are lifted  into place










 February 2014

 The foyers reach their full height











 March 2014

 The crane is removed







 April 2014

 The existing building gets a new

 coat of  paint








 April 2014

 The structure for the double-spiral  staircase is in place



















June 2014
The glazing commences


















August 2014 
The birch panelling is fitted


















October 2014
The gold cladding of the exterior is completed











December 2014
We're open!





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