The newly-opened and impressive Soweto Theatre
South Africa - Robe moving lights have been specified and installed at the new Soweto Theatre. The Robes - 30 Robin 300 LEDWashes and 12 Robin 600E Spots - were specified by lighting designer Denis Hutchinson, who acted as lighting consultant for the whole project which has been three years in the making.

The fixtures will be used in the Theatre's three performance spaces - a 420 seat main pros arch auditorium and two studio venues of 180 and 90 capacities respectively. Says Hutchinson: "Robe is a very solid and reliable brand in my experience, and units certainly need to be robust in this environment, where they will be in almost daily use for many different scenarios."

Day-to-day, the new lighting system is being looked after by house Lighting Technician Nkululeko Mazibuko, who trained at Johannesburg's landmark Market Theatre, and has had considerable experience as a freelancer working on arts and music festivals where he has designed numerous shows and staged workshops and training.

DWR also supplied a number of generic lights, dimmers and a grandMA lite and two ultra-lite consoles for control.

For a full report on the new Soweto Theatre, don't miss the July issue of Lighting & Sound International magazine.

(Jim Evans)

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