• Swan Wing Theatre

Swan Wing Theatre

Project Details:

  • Project Name: Swan Wing Theatre
  • Client: Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Value: £1.7 million
  • Location: Stratford-Upon-Avon

Project Description

The Swan Wing is the only remaining element of the original 1879 Shakespeare Memorial Theatre which burnt down in 1926, and is a Grade II Listed Building. The works comprised comprehensive conservation repairs of the external and internal historic fabric, a refurbishment and alteration of the internal finishes and fit-out of the interior as an exhibition space. External conservation works included an initial Jos clean of the whole façade and then careful Torc to selected areas, mirco air abrasion to finer detail works including terracotta panels and poultice to detailed stonework. Internally all stonework was cleaned by conservators with some minor repairs and complete redecorations throughout. Working hours were restricted due to theatre performances, rehearsals and ‘quiet’ periods as required by the RSC. The project was Winner of the ‘Heritage’ category of the Celebrating Construction Awards 2016.


"All of us at the Royal Shakespeare Company are so delighted with the impressive restoration of the Swan Wing and we are grateful to Shaylor Group for their work with us on this very important restoration. My congratulations go the company on their well-deserved win in the ‘Heritage’ category at the Celebrating Construction Awards in May related to the RSC Swan Wing work.”

Lisa Ramsell, Head of Corporate Development - Royal Shakespeare Company