The Hammersmith Apollo is undergoing a multi-million pound refurbishment to restore its 1932 glory.
Funded by new owners AEG Live and CTS Eventim, the renovation is being overseen by Foster Wilson Architects and is scheduled for completion at the end of August.
Highlights will include fixtures and fittings to original designs, restoration of the ornate plasterwork and historically sensitive decoration to match the original paint scheme.
The project will also revive the two marble staircases currently concealed beneath the extended stage, as well as restoration of the original foyer floor mosaic panels. Multi-coloured LED lighting on the façade will highlight the new venue’s prominence.
For the customer, the works include newly constructed bars, new seats in the stalls and double the space available for wheelchair users. Seats in the circle will be raised and re-upholstered, improving legroom and comfort.
“The changes we are making in seating, ventilation and the bar operations will ensure [fans] will enjoy the best music and comedy talent in a wonderful venue capturing the original Art Deco heritage,” Colin Chapple, chief operating officer at AEG Live, said.