Few would deny that Liverpool's Royal Court Theatre is in need of modernisation. Despite its well-deserved reputation as the city's best live music venue for rock & pop (I could pen an entire post about the memorable & not-so-memorable gigs I've seen there), it's clearly showing its age. Possible design plans for the Court go on display at St George's Plateau today (http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/liverpool-news/regional-news/2009/02/11/decision-day-approaches-for-liverpool-royal-court-design-64375-22901931/ & http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/merseyside/7883026.stm ).
The venue has long been a flea-pit, albeit a lovable old one & when full, boasts an atmosphere which no other venue in the city can match (&, yes, that includes the soulless Echo arena).
Whatever changes are made to the theatre should compliment its design & heritage.