Antonio Banderas' theatre project to be even bigger than first planned

Plans for the theatre's new façade.
Plans for the theatre's new façade. / GUILLÉN ARQUITECTOS
  • The new Teatro de Soho Caixabank will seat nearly 900 people

The most recent changes to the Teatro de Soho Caixabank project, promoted by actor Antonio Banderas, will see an even bigger performing arts venue than the one originally planned.

As revealed by SUR on Tuesday, revised plans submitted to the planning authorities on 1 February will see the second floor of the old Teatro Alameda in Malaga, which was an additional room for small screenings added relatively recently, incorporated into the new venue.

This will mean that there is space for 896 seats, restoring the main auditorium to its original height.

Other changes include the annexing of adjoining spaces, one which will be used as a tailor's for the productions, and another for bar and restaurant. Their façades will create the impression that they are part of the main theatre.

Despite these changes, the finishing date remains 15 July.