The Belgrade Theatre – an inviting plantscape


This year Coventry is the UK City of Culture and the Belgrade Theatre undertook a transformational redevelopment project. Working with Lazzeri Creative Interiors to weave both artificial and live planting into the refreshed foyers and ground floor café-bar area we created a vibrant and inviting plantscape for the theatre’s visitors to enjoy. 

At high-level the five columns were dressed with cascading collars of fire rated trailing artificial foliage, the same foliage was also interwoven throughout the handsome timber ceiling rafts softening these prominent architectural features. 

In the bar area an eclectic mix of terracotta and concrete style planters spilling over with artificial ferns, herbs and succulents fill the shelving units giving an atmospheric focal point. 

At floor-level live dracaenas, kentia palms and ficus lyrata planted into elegant, tapered Portland stone planters follow the line of the stairs. These plants were selected to have maximum impact whilst remaining relatively low maintenance.  

The Belgrade’s ground floor café is now a destination location in its own right and we will take a bow alongside Lazzeri Creative Interiors for our green contribution to this contemporary look in Coventry’s ever evolving cityscape.  

Photos courtesy of Belgrade Theatre/Nicola Young.