Picto has been appointed to develop the wayfinding and signage for the much-loved art deco theatre, the Stockton Globe in Teesside. The Globe, which has been empty for more than two decades, is set to reopen in 2021 after the launch of a £28m restoration scheme by the council, helped by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The Grade II listed building, operated by the Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG), is on course for completion next spring. Picto was approached as a result of our work in the culture sector, notably Darlington Hippodrome and Alnwick Playhouse.

A guided visit in the summer revealed the scope of the project and a wealth of original features which will be preserved as part of the restoration.