Thalia Theatre is first with Robe DL7S
Monday, 18 February 2019
robe-thalia-theatre-budapest-tha221552424Thalia Theatre’s head of lighting Karoly Bodon with Robe Hungarian distributor AVL Trade’s Csaba Csanádi
Hungary - Budapest’s Thalia Theatre is a renowned producing and receiving house, presenting around 600 different productions per year. It’s one of Hungary’s best-known venues for staging musical comedy shows on its busy three stages, the largest of which has a 520-seat auditorium.
The theatre has recently invested in Robe’s DL7S LED Profiles and Spiider LED wash lights - which are the first to be installed in a Hungarian theatre venue. The luminaires were chosen by head of lighting Karoly Bodon and his team, and delivered by Robe’s Hungarian distributor, AVL Trade.
The new fixtures are currently all in use on the main stage, and there are another six DL4S profiles on order which will be utilised for the second stage when its current refurbishment is complete.
The theatre is operated by the city of Budapest, but the new investment was financed by a combination of the district and national government.
The decision to upgrade the main stage lighting came whilst work was being done on the Winter Garden second stage, which is having a complete makeover including a new sound system being supplied by AVL Trade and a complete technical refit. It was decided that the time was also right to replace the old main stage lighting with some newer and more efficient LED options.
With the first DL7S Profiles and Spiiders in Hungarian theatre, Thalia is enjoying leading the way, and they are also the first with a grandMA3 console.
“Robe is taking theatre applications seriously,” comments Csaba Csanádi from AVL Trade, “and that’s starting to have an impact, it’s important to listen to the needs and wants and develop the right tools for this specialist discipline.”
(Jim Evans)

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