Case study: lighting theatrics from Northern Lights at Heythrop Park Hotel

Heythrop Park Hotel’s grand reveal, following a renovation of monumental proportions, was one not to be missed and Northern Lights’ installations ensured it was tripping the light fantastic…

lighting by Northern Lights in the theatre at Heythrop Park hotel

Heythrop Park Hotel opened its doors earlier this year with a design brief focussing on three key principles – relaxation, exploration, and entertainment. As part of the strategic and creative approach to bridging the 18th century manor house with its contemporary extension, lead design agency DesignLSM appointed Northern Lights to develop bespoke lighting across four focal areas – the Orangery, Market Kitchen, Brassey Bar and Theatre. With an established portfolio of luxury hotels and several Grade II listed properties under its belt, the designers and master artisans at Northern Lights set to work, developing carefully considered lighting solutions to reflect the narrative and immersive design vision.

Heythrop Park theatre lighting by Northern Lights from seating lights to the stage

Image credit: Northern Lights / Stevie Campbell

The renovation of the Warwick Wing Theatre is one of the most awe-inspiring feats of the entire refurbishment. Taking a contrasting approach to the classic aesthetic of the wider hotel, the theatre adds a striking contemporary touch of glamour and decadence to the hotel’s evening offering. The atmospheric space is brought to life with dazzling arched lights that emit a warm glow throughout the room, whilst the enormous main theatre pendant brings the entire room together. The impressive four and a half metre wide fixture comprises more than 100 individual bulbs housed on 18 arms. A satin gold oval pendant rounds off the range of bespoke lighting, complementing the other fixtures using 30 individual bulbs to bring a sparkle of showbiz to its surroundings.

statement circular pendant light in the Orangery by Northern Lights

Image credit: Northern Lights / Stevie Campbell

In the Orangery stunning pastel furniture and elegantly tiled floors are brightened by a series of feature ring pendants spanning the room’s length. The gold satin fixtures are made up from a handcrafted outer ring which houses integrated LED strips, with a central dish that discreetly hides a single uplight.

contemporary circular chandelier lighting in the market kitchen at Heythrop Park Hotel

Image credit: Northern Lights / Stevie Campbell

In the Market Kitchen, a range of satin steel feature pendants bring beautiful pools of light to those dining within the restaurant. There are eight-light and 12-light pendants spanning the entire length and breadth of the restaurant, each complete with handcrafted ivory cotton conical shades.

layered lighting around the Brassey Bar reflects in behind bar mirrors

Image credit: Northern Lights / Stevie Campbell

The Brassey Bar is an immersive bar and is the star of the show in this part of the venue. Fixed satin gold and matt opal lamps sit atop an impressive two and a half metre handcrafted gantry created by Northern Lights’ skilled artisans. The booth seating is delicately illuminated by several matching lamps to complement the design, all of which use soft glass for light diffusion to create an inviting atmosphere.

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Main image credit: Northern Lights / Stevie Campbell