chapter  5
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Conservation in towns

Theatre restoration may seem an unlikely part of urban regeneration, but many places have found that as tourist attractions, as centers of evening sparkle, and of daytime business conferences or product launches, as well as examples of conservation impact, they have helped to transform run-down central areas. The interplay of innumerable curves forming the dress and upper circles and boxes beneath a domed ceiling adds up to a textbook example of the Edwardian theatre, a fact which its owner, the Bradford Metropolitan Council, had the good sense to appreciate. The interplay of innumerable curves forming the dress and upper circles and boxes beneath a domed ceiling adds up to a textbook example of the Edwardian theatre, a fact which its owner, the Bradford Metropolitan Council, had the good sense to appreciate. The authority is unselfconscious about Brighton Pavilion, one of the most remarkable buildings in Europe.