Shakespeare Theater is “reborn” as a luxury residential building
The new development includes a performing arts wing.
The whole world is a stage, and that certainly includes this high-rise building.
Across the pond, the original Curtain Theater has been redeveloped into a new 37-story residential tower called the Theater, which is scheduled to officially open next year.
“London’s most exciting new residential address is now complete: The Theater ($925.8 million) is transforming William Shakespeare’s original Curtain Theater into a new destination to live, work and play,” announces press materials for the 412-unit development by Galliard Homes.
Located on the site of the historic venue, the property now includes amenities that theatergoers in Shakespeare’s era could never have dreamed of. On the 32nd floor is a “luxury sky terrace” and underneath the building is 13,700 square feet of entertainment, including an underground gaming arcade.
There are also double screening rooms, which residents can book for private movie nights, a 12-seat conference room and a gym.
There are also archaeological remains of the theater preserved next to the tower.
In its infancy, the Curtain hosted up to 1,400 attendees and performances of plays including “Henry V” and “Romeo and Juliet,” as well as serving as a space for eating, drinking and socializing.
In addition to the landmark and homes, the project also includes two new office buildings with 257,000 square feet of commercial space and 60,000 square feet of retail and restaurants, as well as a performing arts pavilion.
In addition to the residential units, next year will also see the ribbon cutting for a new Shakespeare museum on the grounds.
Although it has not yet been officially opened, more than half of the units in the building have already been sold, and the first residents have moved in.
Highlights of the apartments themselves include mood lighting in the bedrooms, a multi-room speaker system, and a custom steel-framed media console in each living room.