A Stunning Showcase of Skills at Lyric Theatre

July 29th, 2022

Earlier this month, we announced some of our customers received awards for their work at the Painting and Decorating Association’s 33rd Premier Trophy Awards.

PA Schofield Ltd received the Very Highly Commended award in the Highly Decorative Category for their work on Lyric Theatre, a beautiful venue in Shaftesbury Avenue.

Lyric Theatre is the oldest surviving theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue, first opening its doors in 1888 and designed by architect C J Phipps. 

With a venue steeped in history, a great deal of care had to go into the complete redecoration of the building’s interior and Paul Schofield was certainly the man for the job!

Paul is a renowned decorator across London and takes incredible pride in the work he carries out, often designing the pubs, bars, and restaurants he has been asked to work on.

A range of specialist, decorative products were required for Lyric Theatre that needed a lot of specialist skill in application.

Versace wallpapers were used for the project including La Scala Del Palazzo Texture for the corridors and staircase outer wall borders and Barroco Gold was used for dressing room feature walls, auditorium walls, the stalls bar ceilings, and the inside of corridor panelling.

Specialist premium wallcovering Lincrusta Passeri was also used, and paint effect applied showcasing the beautifully classic all over bird and flower design.

Robersons Liquid Metal was also applied in Royal Gold and Classic Gold, an intense metallic paint to add an extraordinary level of detail.

A selection of embellishments and mouldings were also selected for the auditorium fibrous elements, ceilings, walls, balcony fronts, staircases, and wall panels for a highly decorative look.

The judges who visited the theatre commented on the range of skills showcased in the building. The extensive wallpapering, French polishing, colour matching, and signwriting can be seen throughout the building which has been carried out to an exceptionally high standard.

Paul prides himself on the clients he works for and the standard of work he carries out. This job at The Lyric Theatre is a credit to his company and a job I'm really proud to be involved with, there were many changes and last-minute alterations so I can’t thank the teams in Edgware Road and Hull enough for getting goods to the theatre on time and on short notice.

Stuart Clegg, Area Development Manager for Brewers.

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