Howard Theatre, Cambridge

Howard Theatre, Cambridge

Meticulous manufacturing required for Howard Theatre

Eleven Georgian Colza style wall bracket light fittings take pride of place in the new Howard Theatre at the University of Cambridge’s Downing College.

We cast the three-arm light fittings in brass and finished them with a bronze effect. They feature shades with clear inner glass and sandblasted outer glass.

Roger Barrell, from architects, Quinlan and Francis Terry, said: “These elaborate Georgian style light fittings were designed to complement the theatre’s architecture. Dernier & Hamlyn’s meticulous manufacturing processes have ensured that the lighting is both a practical and beautiful addition to the Howard Theatre.”

The 160-seat theatre was designed by Quinlan and Francis Terry, and combines the latest environmentally sustainable technologies, such as ground source heating and rainwater recycling, within the classical styling initiated by the college’s first architect, William Wilkins.

Its construction was made possible by a £9.2m donation from the Howard Foundation, and completes the Howard Court.​