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Theatre Royal Drury Lane awards Stevensons of Norwich a major part in the upcoming restoration programme

Stevensons are delighted to announce that they have been chosen to help The Really Useful Theatre Company fulfil their ambition of restoring London’s oldest Theatre to its full splendour.

Stevensons have been awarded sole contract status to deliver a major specialist plasterwork restoration package, which is part of the theatre’s £45 million budget for a comprehensive renovation. Stevensons will be involved in the restoration and retention of the theatre’s original Georgian and Neo Classical architectural features.

The Grade 1 listed building opened as a theatre in 1812 and is the fourth theatre to stand at this location, which has been the site of a theatre since 1663. English Heritage and a number of architectural historians including the former chief executive of English Heritage are involved in this latest restoration project.

Stevensons has completed many significant and award winning theatre plasterwork restoration projects including:

  • The Norwegian National Theatre, Bergen
  • The Music Theatre, Bavaria
  • The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester
  • The Coliseum, London
  • The Theatre Royal, Newcastle
  • The Rocket Theatre, London
  • The Savoy Theatre, London
  • The Theatre Royal, Norwich
  • The Lyceum, London
  • The Hippodrome, Birmingham
  • The Shepherds Bush Empire, London
  • The Palace Theatre, Watford
  • Royal & Derngate Theatres, Northampton

Stevenson are widely recognised as the UK’s leading authority in surveying and reporting on the safety, condition and securing of Theatre Ceilings to the standards and guidelines set out by ABTT.
Stevensons has a strong worldwide reputation for plasterwork restoration involving historic buildings and private residences. The company established in 1982 has significant in-house resources, expertise and manufacturing capabilities under its direct control.
For more information please contact Stevensons of Norwich on 0044 (0)1603 400824 or email or click to view examples of our previous projects.

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