Work at the Shaftesbury will continue throughout the next few months. An approximate schedule of these works can be found below. This will be updated according to any major plan changes to keep our neighbours as informed as possible.
18th March: Scaffolding and gantry erected on High Holborn side of theatre.
Approx. 25th March (specific date TBC): Start of roof repairs. Trial pits for locating the gas main in Bloomsbury Street. The latter operation will take approximately 16 days and may involve lane closures.
31st March: Removal of chiller on theatre roof by crane from High Holborn side. This will take place provisionally between 10am and 10pm and will involve road closures during that time.
23rd April: Demolition of Staircase 3, on High Holborn side of theatre.
Approx. 29th April: Roof trusses will be delivered and lifted by crane to the roof of the theatre.
12th June: Start of construction of walkways along the roof of the theatre.
24th June: The process of loading in THE ILLUSIONISTS will take place for approximately two weeks. This will involve several large-scale deliveries to the theatre.
1st September: THE ILLUSIONISTS closes. There will be several removal vehicles around the theatre for the following week.
7th October: The process of loading in for &JULIET will take place for approximately three weeks. This will involve several large-scale deliveries to the theatre.