Penoyre & Prasad’s scheme for the New Theatre Royal at Portsmouth has just received planning permission.

The scheme, a unique collaboration between The University of Portsmouth and the New Theatre Royal, will create a new cultural hub in the town centre and improve creative exchange between the two institutions, and the community.

Sited on land adjacent the theatre, a new extension will house a state of the art flytower, back of house facilities for the theatre, and specialist teaching facilities, for the University.

The £11,000,000 project is due to complete in 2013.