Gradus shines a light on the newly reopened Haymarket Theatre in Leicester

Gradus shines a light on the newly reopened Haymarket Theatre in Leicester
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16 July 2018


The main auditorium of the Theatre has been refurbished with 900 new seats, sound desks and lighting systems, as well as the installation of a café, licensed bar and TV gallery. The foyer, studio theatre and entrance areas have all been modernised, while retaining the original feel of the old Haymarket Theatre.

As part of the project, Gradus was chosen to supply and fit continuity LED step lighting to provide a contemporary linear effect and complement the new modern interior of the theatre. Not only does step lighting add to the design, but it also allows customers and staff to move around safely in darkened lighting conditions.

Natalie Cheery, PR and Marketing Director at Haymarket Consortium, said: “The lighting system supplied by Gradus is perfect for the new look of the theatre. Not only does it create a safe environment, but it also adds to the theatre’s ambiance and customers’ enjoyment.”

RNT718L blue continuity stair edgings were selected to clearly identify the edge of all steps in the theatre, helping customers and staff to identify changes in level and reduce the risk of slips and trips on the stairs in low light conditions. For additional safety, all Gradus stair edgings feature slip resistant inserts.

Paul Hodgkinson, Senior Project Manager at Gradus, added: “It was great to be part of a project to resurrect a theatre that had been closed for over a decade. Seeing new life being breathed into it and knowing that our stair edgings were helping to provide a safe yet aesthetically pleasing solution was really exciting.”

With over 25 years of experience in the design and manufacture of illuminated decorative and safety flooring accessories, Gradus offer a supply and fit service, as well as detailed product and technical information for all LED lighting systems available. For further information, please contact Gradus Technical Support on 01625 428922 or visit

The Haymarket is now fully open and is available to be hired out as a venue for theatre productions, sports tournaments, live music, awards, parties and conferences. For more information visit

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