Buff Theater, St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg, Russia

Project start: 03/2008
Completion: 03/2010
Project type: New building
Venue type:

Drama theatre, Music theatre

Seats:

Main stage: 600 seats                                                                

Small stage (Cabaret): 150 seats

Our services:

Schematic design, design development, construction design, tender documents and construction supervision for stage machinery and stage lighting.

Contact:

Architect: Construction company OOO „Peterburgtransstroy“
Client: Company ZAO „TDM“

The theatre was founded in 1983, though just a small room in the first floor of the residential house has been served as stage for nearly 27 years.

The city authorities obtained financing for the new building. The task was not trivial to bring under one roof one stage, one cabaret and one culture activity centre.

During design process Kunkel Consulting International GmbH prepared various solutions for overstage and understage machinery and presented them to the theatre. The designed equipment has expanded the possibilities of the theatre. The theatre had to get used to the new scale and to adjust all performances taking into account new technical possibilities.

After installation Kunkel Consulting International GmbH performed safety tests of the installed equipment.

Now the theatre works successfully in the new space. The repertoire of the theatre includes drama and music performances. In performances the theatre combines music, dance, songs, musicals, shows and other types of performing arts.

More details about machinery equipment you will find below.

Main stage:

  • Steel structure, including grid level, level of pulleys, working galleries and catwalks
  • 42 powered fly bars, payload: 500 kg, v =1,2 m/s
  • 8 point hoists with movable wire rope output, payload: 500 kg, v = 1,2 m/s
  • 3 lighting hoists
  • 8 side lighting ladders
  • Technical proscenium, consisting of proscenium bridge and proscenium towers
  • 1 house curtain, Greek (traveller) and German (guillotine) opening styles
  • Mobile scene-changing curtain
  • 3 double-deck stage platforms 13 m x 2m
  • 1 stage wagon 13 m x 6 m
  • 6 compensating lifts
  • Backdrop storage elevator
  • Stage set transportation lift
  • Complete electric and electronic layout of the centralized control system including main and secondary control consoles for all drives of the overstage and understage machinery as well as the safety-related equipment.
  • Digital lighting console 2048 DMX channels
  • Backup system for lighting console
  • Notebook as remote control
  • Radio transmission remote control
  • Secondary console as touchscreen panel with secondary functions control
  • Digital dimmer system with 316 x 3kW, 38 x 5kW, 83 x 16A, 36 x 25A modules
  • Complete distributions
  • DMX 512 und Ethernet networks
  • Complete installation including 55 connection boxes
  • Complete spotlight equipment and auxiliaries

Small stage (cabaret):

  • Steel structure, including grid level, level of pulleys, working galleries and catwalks
  • 15 point hoists with movable wire rope output, payload: 250 kg, v = 1,2 m/s
  • Technical proscenium, consisting of two proscenium towers
  • 1 house curtain, Greek (traveller) opening style
  • Movable and turnable wall elements surrounding the main stage area
  • 1 revolving stage with eccentrically mounted turntable
  • Complete electric and electronic layout of the centralized control system including main and secondary control consoles for all drives of the overstage and understage machinery.
  • Digital lighting console 512 DMX channels
  • Backup system
  • Notebook as remote control
  • Radio transmission remote control
  • Secondary console as touchscreen panel with secondary functions control
  • Digital dimmer system with 96 x 3kW, 43 x 16A modules
  • Complete distributions
  • DMX 512 and Ethernet networks
  • Complete installation including 23 connection boxes
  • Complete spotlight equipment and auxiliaries
Phase 1 Design

completed

Phase 2 Construction

completed

Phase 3 Handover

completed