The Royal Opera House

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Trimming detail on the lampshades for The Royal Opera House
Stage circle lampshades ready for installation at The Royal Opera House Streetview of The Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House with A Shade Above lampshades

A Shade Above have worked with the Royal Opera House twice over 20 years to remake the lampshades across the venue. The signature shades in the auditorium are gathered in a red silk habotai with a braid detail and have to be tough to withstand constant use and also accommodate a special fitting to allow the bulbs to be changed – no mean feat with 480 shades in the auditorium alone! The foyer lampshades vary from delicate shield wall lights to small cream silk empires and when Royals attend there are even a set of cream shades for the Royal box and VIP areas.



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