First look inside the new Hall for Cornwall in Truro following £26m refurb

After more than three years, the Hall for Cornwall has raised the curtain on its much-anticipated multi-million pound transformation

After more than three years, the Hall for Cornwall has raised the curtain on its much-anticipated multi-million pound transformation.

Cornwall’s largest theatre, on Truro’s Back Quay, closed in June 2018 for a huge refurbishment programme which saw the 175-year-old Grade II* listed former City Hall taken back to its bare bones and completely rebuilt.

It launches tonight (October 13) with the world premiere production, Fisherman’s Friends: The Musical.

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The £26m refurbishment includes increasing the size of the venue – with a main auditorium capacity increasing from 965 to 1,354.

Named ‘Cornwall Playhouse’, this centrepiece for the hall includes better acoustics, viewing space, a better cafe, bar and more public spaces.

The three-tiered auditorium hopes to attract bigger shows and theatre companies.

The hall is run by a charity patronised by the Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward, with an honorary President in Sir Tim Rice.

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