Daryl Roth Theatre

Location: New York, NY

Lighting Design: Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design

Applications: Exterior Accent Lighting, Exterior and High Power, Wall Grazing

Products: Custom

Photographer: David Sundberg / Esto

Acolyte worked with Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design to illuminate the elegant neoclassical Daryl Roth Theatre in Union Square, New York City. We fabricated the custom waterproof fixtures designed by the lighting firm and then consulted on their installation. High output 3000K LED fixtures were suspended high above and out over the exterior walls of the building. Each fixture contains a narrow beam angle that grazes the richly textured surfaces of the structure. A variety of styles were created to accentuate the various architectural forms of the façade. A muted palette was chosen for the fixtures and armature to blend with the subtle tones of the stone. Now, when you see the theatre from across the park, radiant light pops out of the evening sky against the monochromatic tones of the surrounding buildings. The project won several lighting awards, including an IES Illumination Award of Merit, a LIT Award for Heritage Lighting, and a Lumen Citation for Historic Facade.