Philips Selecon helps The Atterbury excell

The Atterbury is a worldclass 420-seat 'West-End' styled theatre

25 August 2011

South Africa - Philips Selecon is helping a classic theatre in South Africa attract and keep its 'sell out' audiences.

With the explosion of festivals in South Africa, there is an increasing need for smaller theatres, outside of the festival scene, to provide performance space for newly created productions and to promote up and coming artists. The Atterbury is exactly that - a worldclass 420-seat 'West-End'styled theatre.

What distinguishes this theatre from other similar sized venues in the region is the sophistication of the entertainment technology it uses. A professional team, including Philips Entertainment distributor for South Africa DWR, has come together to design and specify the technical needs of the venue and Philips Selecon luminaires feature high on the lighting role call.

Selecon's South Africa reseller DWR Distribution worked alongside Pieter-Jan Kapp to design and supply the theatre lighting equipment. Kapp, who is well known for his passion for lighting and the arts and boasts a wealth of experience, was appointed theatre consultant for the new Atterbury Theatre.

Kappie worked alongside DWR Distribution to specify the best lighting solution for the project. He spent time at DWR's HQ to look at the various control consoles, light fixtures and equipment that would be fit for purpose and work within the budgetary constraints.

After careful consideration, a combination of Selecon SPX Axial 14 degree fixed profile spot lights, Selecon SPX Axial 19 degree fixed profile spot lights, Selecon SPX Axial 26 degree fixed profile spots, Selecon Rama Fresnels and Selecon Lui Cyc 3 Battens were installed.

"Opening night was a huge success. The response to the theatre, which looks warm, yet stately and elegant, has been very positive," comments Dan Riley from DWR Distribution who headed the project. "SPX is basically the latest in profile development."

(Jim Evans)

 

Tag Cloud

Philips Selecon The Atterbury South Africa theatre design specify lighting DWR Distribution worked alongside equipment Kapp project degree fixed profile spot lights SPX

Related Stories from LSi Online

10 May 2013

Dream Sets on SA Fashion Week

Dream Sets on SA Fashion WeekSouth Africa - SA Fashion Week Spring/ Summer 2013 collections, coordinated by director Lucilla Booyzen, was held from 11-15 April at the Rosebank Hotel, Johannesburg. SA Fashion Week was launched in 1996 and Mauritz ... More >>

3 May 2013

LumenRadio appoints New Zealand distributor

LumenRadio appoints New Zealand distributorNew Zealand - LumenRadio has announced the appointment of Kenderdine Electrical as their distribution partner for New Zealand. Kenderdine Electrical will offer the full product range of LumenRadio's CRMX products ... More >>

3 April 2013

Robe at South African VW Golf launch

Robe at South African VW Golf launchSouth Africa - The much anticipated VW Golf 7 launch was recently hosted to South African dealerships over a two week period at Theatre on the Track, Kyalami and was beautifully lit by a range of Robe fixtures ... More >>

26 March 2013

Philips Selecon - an educated choice for CUADC

Philips Selecon - an educated choice for CUADCUK - Philips Entertainment Lighting has supplied Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club (CUADC) lighting designer Mitchell Clarke with a selection of Selecon PL3 Wash lights for the respected theatre company's ... More >>

19 March 2013

Philips Entertainment realigns in the Americas

Philips Entertainment realigns in the AmericasUSA - Philips Entertainment, representing Philips Vari-Lite, Philips Strand Lighting, Philips Selecon, and Showline, has announced the realignment and consolidation of its Americas commercial group to provide better ... More >>

Philips Selecon sings on stage in Birdsong

Philips Selecon changes the mood for Macbeth

Philips Selecon gives a lesson in lighting

Philips Selecon shines at SIEL 2013

DWR equips Heronbridge College

Mayflower Theatre Southampton chooses Philips Selecon

Philips Selecon PL1 range for Wallington school

Philips Selecon at The Corn Exchange

Durban ICC celebrates 15th anniversary

Dimatec invests in Philips Selecon LED luminaires

Philips Vari-Lite and Selecon at Afrikaans concert

Philips Selecon SPX profiles on the catwalk

Philips Selecon sponsors master class

PLASA 2012: Philips Entertainment positive response

PLASA 2012: Philips Selecon launches LED Profile & Fresnel

View AllRelated Stories from LSi Magazine

April 2013April 2013

Page 25: also since done service in the West End for the RSCs Bollywoodstyle production of Much Ado About

Page 24: About Nothing and with its very own smash hit West End and Broadway musical Matilda Above A performance

Page 5: The classic musical production returns to the West End Rob Halliday reports for LSi 74 Ffwrnes Theatre

Page 17: and members are encouraged to visit and use the facilities when working in the West End wwwaldorguk

Page 1: on education A Chorus Line A classics West End return Rule Britannia Brit Row focuses on education Y Ffwrnes

Page 10: no longer also send data to the dimmers Rob Halliday on a classic West End revival A Chorus Line 7078 When

Page 66: A classic stage musical has returned to the West End stage Rob Halliday charts the course

March 2013March 2013

Page 10: in the West End and on Broadway the SD7T represents the state of our particular kind of art and I for one

Page 87: shows on Broadway and in the West End This feature set is now available to an even wider selection

Page 21: GiCo had cracked the West End But how did this success transfer across The Pond to Broadway where things

More Results from LSi Magazine >>

View AllRelated Videos from LSi's Video Hub

More Results from LSi's Video Hub >>

View AllNews Archive

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

d&b audiotechnik
DTS Lighting

Symetrix

10 out of 10 Productions

5 Star Cases

Green Hippo

GDS

MDG

Specialz

Doughty

Dry Hire Lighting Ltd

XL Video 2