John Canning & Co. brought the Shubert Theater's historic color scheme back to life.



Location: New Haven, CT
Built: Circa 1914
Original Architect: Albert Swazey
Style: Classical Revival


John Canning & Co. acted as consultant for historic paint analysis, and was responsible for plaster reattachment, consolidation, and repair resulting from water damage. 

In addition to plaster restoration, John Canning & Co. also performed all decorative painting and application of metallic finishes on plaster and moldings throughout the auditorium. All plaster surfaces were repainted with their historic color scheme and decorative painting techniques including gilding to highlights to accentuate ornamental mouldings.