Demolition of exterior wall
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Timelapse footage of RSC theatres being reconstructed

The Royal Shakespeare Company has spent four years and £122m redeveloping the Royal Shakespeare and Swan theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Timelapse footage shows the demolition process and the new structures under construction.

The Royal Shakespeare Theatre has a 1,000 seat auditorium and 36m (118ft) tower.

There are also exhibition spaces and a new restaurant, riverside cafe and terrace and public areas.

The theatres will be formally reopened in April 2011 coinciding with the company's 50th birthday season.

  • 23 Nov 2010
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