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Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall opens tomorrow after $158-million refurbishment

The newly refurbished Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall feature slices of its history, such as a restored linkway

Published on Jul 15, 2014 3:01 PM

When the doors to the refurbished Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall open tonight for a by-invite-only concert presented by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO), the audience will be ushered into a grand atrium with a soaring glass roof befitting the status of the iconic venue.

Once inside, members of the audience will sink into plush, roomier seats with much improved legroom between each row and enjoy state- of-the-art acoustics and better views of the stage.

But to the layman, the most striking feature of the $158-million refurbishment is the creation of the atrium which connects the theatre and concert hall seamlessly.

W Architects referred to old images from the archives to restore a 1905 passageway between the two buildings and turned it into a public space, just the way it used to be in the past. They have added new side and back walls in precast concrete panels.

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