Lyric Theatre Hammersmith
- Project: Lyric Theatre Hammersmith
- Client: The Mayor & Burgesses of the London borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
- Architect: Rick Mather
- Project Value: £1.1m
The Lyric Theatre was built in 1895 by the English theatrical architect Frank Matcham. In 1966, the theatre was closed ,dismantled and re-built piece by piece on its current site close to the original Location. The New theatre reopened in 1979. It has two main performance areas: the Main House, a 550-seat 19th century auditorium maintaining the original design which hosts its main productions, and the 120-seat Studio, which houses smaller productions by up-and -coming companies.
The King Street venue will become the country’s first teaching theatre,with it’s two storey extension providing educational rooms for sessions for students with actors and directors.
The transformation aims to involve more young people with the arts and will include dance,drama and recording studios,new wardrobes, scenic props , TV and film studio. This is a unique project and the largest cultural development of its kind to take place in west London for decades.
Fireclad have been appointed to carry out the dry lining and ceiling works to the newly built 2 storey extension. Our order value at appointment is £1.1m and the works are to be completed in a 26 week period commencing December 2013. Our elements of works include the design, supply and installation of curved and straight drywall partitions to a height of 8 metres, shaftwalls, timber and fabric acoustic wall and ceiling paneling, MF ceilings, cellular foam ceilings and fire stopping. This project requires a particularly high level of acoustic detail due to the nature of its use including the construction of a new Cinema structure that will facilitate 50 people.