Crucible Theatre wins Design Award on eve of 2011 Snooker World Championships

As it prepares to host the 2011 World Snooker Championships, the Crucible Theatre has been recognised in the LABC South Yorkshire and Humber Building Excellence Awards 2011.  The Burrell Foley Fischer designed refurbishment and remodelling was awarded Best Restoration and Conversion.

The refurbishment and remodelling has revived and restored this Grade II Listed building. The front of house areas have been extended providing a new and welcoming frontage onto Tudor Square, new function rooms and allowing the box office to be moved from the bowels of the building closer to the main entrance.  The integrity of the original design has been reinstated and extended and the auditoria and back of house areas have been refurbished. High quality finishes have been achieved by using contemporary materials that respect the original design intent.

The works were carefully phased and had to be completed on time to allow the venue to reopen each year for the televised World Snooker Championships.  This years tournament begins tomorrow.