PY 3

Take your seats, comrades: An interlocking composition of two buildings, one semicircular, one rectangular, the East Pyongyang Grand Theater from 1989 houses an auditorium with an audience capacity of 3,500, along with dozens of rehearsal rooms. Renovation in 2007 saw the lobby fitted with plaster moldings, highly polished stone tiles and a huge relief mural on the wall, while the theatre was decorated with scalloped peach-colored walls, purple-upholstered seats and a bright-blue vinyl floor. Photo: Oliver Wainwright

July 11, 2018 4:42 PM (UTC+8)