entertainment • presentation • installation

Bochum theatre installs grandMA2

The Schauspielhaus Bochum is one of Germany's biggest and best known theatres (Photo: Thomas Aurin)

1 February 2011

Germany - The Schauspielhaus Bochum (Playhouse Bochum) is one of Germany's biggest and best known theatres. Built in 1908 as a variety theatre, it became the town theatre in 1915 and was the biggest stage in the Ruhrgebiet. During an air raid in 1944 it was nearly completely destroyed, and then rebuilt based on the design of architect Gerhard Moritz Graubner in an operation lasting until 1953.

Since then the theatre has been modernised at various times, and was recently equipped with a grandMA2 system for lighting control, consisting of three grandMA2 full-sizes, two grandMA2 lights, three MA VPUs (Video Processing Unit), 40 MA NDPs (Network Dimmer Processor) and 25 dimMA Digital Dimmers.

Andreas Bartsch and Bernd Felder, joint heads of lighting at the Playhouse comment, "We have been working with two grandMA2 consoles and three MA VPU or more on both stages of our theatre since the summer of 2010. The main reason for choosing grandMA2 is the fact that the consoles are future-proof and can be easily updated to deal with all upcoming developments in the lighting world.

"Also video can be integrated as easily as any other parameter. During programming it is possible to work on the show with multiple programmers in the multi-user-session, and afterwards the show can be run by one person."

The Playhouse Bochum has an audience capacity of 811 and the associated smaller theatre has 410 seats. The installation of the grandMA2 system including all the dimMA Digital Dimmers was realised by LSS Licht, Steuer und Schaltanlagenbau.

(Jim Evans)


Tag Cloud

Bochum theatre grandMA2 Germany Playhouse Bochum biggest system lighting MA VPU dimMA Digital Dimmers Playhouse consoles During show

Related Stories from LSi Online

30 April 2013

Martin Audio's Gorilla tactics

Martin Audio's Gorilla tacticsUK - Sound system specialists Masons have fitted out many bars and club venues in their native Manchester over the years, using Martin Audio solutions. One local leisure group that has regularly relied on the ... More >>

23 April 2013

Martin Audio celebrates best ever Frankfurt

Martin Audio celebrates best ever FrankfurtGermany - Martin Audio can reflect on its most successful trade show appearance ever following its participation at this year's Frankfurt Prolight+Sound Show. Sharing its stand with German distributor Atlantic Audio ... More >>

16 April 2013

Robe lights Metro FM Music Awards

Robe lights Metro FM Music AwardsSouth Africa - Robe was the lighting choice for the 12th annual Metro FM Music Awards held recently at the Durban ICC Arena. Dream Sets were commissioned by Blue Moon Corporate Communications to provide the set and ... More >>

19 March 2013

SGM LED Balls shine on September

SGM LED Balls shine on SeptemberSweden - Singer songwriter Petra Marklund, who also performs under the name 'September', has been touring the country's concert halls this spring with one of the most dynamic stage sets imaginable - fabricated largely ... More >>

11 March 2013

Channel O Awards in Soweto

Channel O Awards in SowetoSouth Africa - The 9th Annual Channel O Music Video Awards held in November 2012 at the Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown, Soweto, comprised of a Mega Dome structure and an enormous lighting plan. A professional group ... More >>

Full houses in SA State Theatre

Robe dazzles for superstar Karel Gott

Ambersphere announces Scottish open day

Classical Spectacular enters a new era

Lightsmiths invests in Clay Paky A.LEDA

Bulgarian beach bar upgrades with Martin AQ

Ambersphere expands MA training schedule

DWR hosts grandMA2 training sessions

D.A.S. Aero reinforces Googosh in Hamburg

Pandora's Box controls Young Talent Time

D.A.S. reinforces Persian music festival

I Dreamed A Dream with Stage Electrics

wysiwyg tours the world with Roxette

Martin Audio at the Guildford Radisson

Canford to distribute MA2 Series

View AllRelated Stories from LSi Magazine

March 2013March 2013

Page 10: they all do pretty much the same thing But that said I like the MA2 and its way of doing things which

Page 70: occasionally I first used the MA2 working with Nick Whitehouse on Kylie I like to work with other

January 2013January 2013

Page 46: that Im always happiest if I have a GrandMA2 in front of me to control it all Most crucial invention since

December 2012December 2012

Page 42: or multicellular And the latest edition of software for MA Lightings grandMA2 console was available to be seen

Page 62: controlled via a GrandMA2 console a Coolux Pandoras Box media server feeding a pair of 16k Christie

November 2012November 2012

Page 50: and that does mean its difficult all the time It is a very hard show to operate Watson has a grandMA2 I started

Page 21: was achieved on the grandMA 2 console a joint decision between myself and Jon Vivash the touring chief

Page 47: grandMA2 onPC via USB Get your wings MA onPC command wing – the sophisticated yet aff ordable extension

October 2012October 2012

Page 48: 1 x GrandMA2 PC 4 x V4 Catalyst Servers 1 x 16way Lightware DVI Matrix XL custom DVI fibre

More Results from LSi Magazine >>

View AllRelated Videos from LSi's Video Hub

More Results from LSi's Video Hub >>

View AllNews Archive

2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999


New Day

Most Technical

mojo barriers

Flex Rental Solutions


harlequin flooring



XL Video