The First phase of the Piccadilly Arcade reopening was unveiled this week, with patrons able to see for themselves the elegant, Art Deco vibes that have made the arcade so unique since its grand opening in 1938.
This is the arcade’s second major renovation (the first was in 1983) which sees new life breathed into the iconic Art Deco facade including the clean lines, monochrome colours, brass and mirrors that we so love from the era. The famed Piccadilly Theatre is also undergoing a massive renovation and will be transformed into a live-events venue set to open in 2022.
To celebrate phase one of reopening, Piccadilly Arcade is hosting a range of workshops hosted by local creative businesses.
Experiences on offer include:
- Creating your own ceramic planters with The Little Paint Co
- Paint your inner (drag) Queen with Cabernet & Canvas
- Floral Christmas wreaths with I’d Rather Wear Roses
- Life-drawing with Charcoal & Champagne
- Clay Christmas ornaments with The Little Paint Co
- Watercolour: Mystical Bugs Workshop
If you fancy joining in, click the links above, but be sure to hurry as tickets are strictly limited.
When you head into town, don’t forget to snap a pic in the 1920’s inspired insta-vignette and tag @piccadilly_arcade with the hashtag #piccadillyarcade for your chance to win an $100 voucher.
While you’re there, check out Piccadilly’s installation for the Christmas Lights Trail and hop in Santa’s sleigh for another festive photo-opp.
So, if you’re up for a trip down memory lane (in more ways than one) make sure you venture into the heart of Hay Street to see how the newly renovated arcade is brought back to life and discover the exciting retailers and pop-ups to come.