Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London, UK

The Theatre Royal Drury Lane is historically one of the most important theatres in the world. Haworth Tompkins were commissioned by Lloyd Webber Theatres to return these great historic spaces to their former configuration and to make both the public foyers and the 1920s auditorium more welcoming and effective for contemporary audiences.

The new architectural proposals enhance the significance of the existing building wherever possible within the wider ambition of improving audience experience and comfort, accessibility, operational efficiency and technical capacity. The scope of the proposals covers front of house, auditorium, Stage House and back of house areas.


Image credits: Haworth Tompkins

Plan A’s Key Responsibilities

  • Assist the architectural team with the management and delivery of detailed and coordinated information for packaged procurement process.
  • Review existing project procedures and propose and implement several Design Management tools that would increase team efficiency, management and ultimately output.
  • Stage 4 Design Programme preparation and monitoring for Construction Management procurement.
  • Programme progress monitoring and reporting, re-scheduling.
  • Meeting schedule, agendas and minutes.
  • Design management documentation including trackers, execution plans and RFI schedules


  • Project: Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London, UK

  • Sector: Culture

  • Architect: Haworth Tompkins

  • Client: Lloyd Webber Theatres

  • Structural Engineering: Conisbee

  • MEP Engineering: Skelly and Couch

  • Plan A Appointed: RIBA Stage 3 - RIBA Stage 4








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