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Royal Court submits plans for Penny Farthing expansion

Royal Court Liverpool has submitted plans for the refurbishment of the neighbouring Penny Farthing pub.

The Roe Street theatre wants to transform the notorious former boozer into a new space for customers to enjoy pre and post-show food and drink.

According to a planning application submitted to Liverpool City Council, the Penny Farthing would be re-branded as the ‘Courtyard Bar and Kitchen’ if the proposals go through.

The proposals, which have been designed by London-based architectural practice Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM), also include plans for an “external terrace” and what’s referred to as an “urban garden”.

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How the new venue could look

The Royal Court signaled its intention to revamp the Penny Farthing last April, at the time, the theatre’s executive producer said short-term plans also included using the regenerated pub to house extra facilities for its Youth Theatre and Community Choir, as well as additional wardrobe and technical areas.

Plans to transform the Penny Farthing into the Royal Court’s new bar and restaurant are part of the third phase of an ongoing renovation scheme that has already brought more than £4 million of investment to the theatre.

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