Haworth Tompkins, the architect responsible for revamping the Royal Court and the open-air theatre in Regent's Park, received planning permission late last year for the refurbishment of the Young Vic in London's Waterloo. The £12.5m project retains the original auditorium but completely remodels the frontage and creates two studios with a capacity for 210 people. The scheme also includes a double-height foyer and the theatre's back-of-house will be rebuilt. The Young Vic needs to raise £11m by May for construction to begin.