The University of Pretoria’s flagship performance venue, the Aula Theatre, recently underwent an extensive upgrade of its sound system. ETECH met the team in charge of technical operations at the theatre to find out more about the installation of their new L-Acoustics ARCS WiFo system, including the technical support and training they received and some early success stories regarding its performance.
Who would imagine an 1890s heritage site, once used by Freemasons, providing the venue for a quaint dinner theatre in Cape Town’s trendiest suburbs? Chirstopher Dudgeon and Brendan van Rhyn, together with business partner Luanna Shonfeld, decided to pursue this ambitious project, with help from some of the country’s leading theatre installation specialists, Eastern Acoustics and Prosound. From the seed for the idea, which emanated in 2011, an extensive search for the right venue ensued. Finally, the pair settled on an interesting heritage building on Bree Street, Cape Town.
Stellenbosch University’s HB Thom Theatre recently benefited from an extensive upgrade to its lighting system. The installation was implemented by Electrosonic SA, who has taken advantage of ETC’s extensive range of technologies, specifically developed for the theatre environment, to deliver a world-class theatre lighting solution at the HB Thom Theatre complex in the Western Cape.