Bolshoi Theatre

Moscow, Russia

Project start: 04/2002
Completion: 10/2012
Project type: Renovation
Venue type:

Opera house, Ballet theatre

Seats:

1740 seats

Our services: Schematic design, design development, construction design, tender documents for stage machinery, stage lighting and electro acoustic and video system; construction site supervision for stage machinery and stage lighting
Contact:

State Acadamic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia

  • Complete renewal of 8 machinery and ceiling trusses and the 2 main building trusses
  • Complete renewal of machine rooms, grid level, level of pulleys and 5 main galleries with 10 catwalks
  • 1 fixed bell frame containing 36 bells
  • 81 powered fly bars, payload: 1000 kg, v = 1,8 m/s
  • 3  powered proscenium fly bars, payload: 1000 kg, v = 1,8 m/s
  • 6 powered lateral fly bars,  payload: 1000 kg, v = 1,8 m/s
  • 1 powered valance curtain fly bar, payload: 1000 kg, v = 1,8 m/s
  • 100 powered point hoists, payload: 1000 kg, v = 1,8 m/s with movable point hoist carriages
  • 1 house curtain, v = 1,8 m/s, Greek and Italian opening methods
  • 1 vertically movable proscenium lighting bridge (hydraulic drive) with 2 accessible levels
  • 2 horizontally movable proscenium towers with 6 accessible levels each
  • 5 lighting hoists systems, horizontal and vertical movable
    • 3 lighting hoists with 5 individually movable segments each
    • 2 lighting hoists with 3 individually movable segments each
  • 10 lateral movable side lighting ladders
  • 25 lighting hoists below galleries
  • 22 powered backstage fly bars, payload: 1000 kg, v = 1,8 m/s
  • 35 movable microphone hoists
  • 3 computer-controlled flight-mechanisms
  • 1 cyclorama
  • 20 leg curtain systems
  • 12 powered mechanical hoists below first connection gallery, payload: 1000 kg, v = 1,8 m/s
  • Complete renewal of solid stage flooring as well as bearing columns, guiding columns and the guide rails of the movable understage machinery equipment
  • 7 double-deck stage platforms  with hydraulic wire drive system and tiltable upper platform, v = 0,7 m/s
  • 5 orchestra lifts
  • 1 movable auditorium railing
  • 14 mobile sliding walls
  • 1 tiltable apronstage
  • 2 backdrop storage elevators with hydraulic cylinder drive
  • 7 rear stage compensating lifts
  • 1 movable lintel for fire-protection separation
  • 7 rear stage wagons
  • 1 front transport platform with hydraulic wire drive
  • 1 rear transport platform with spiralift drive and canopy
  • 1 load station
  • 2 lateral transport platforms with electromechanical wire drive and canopy
  • 1 one-piece dance floor wagon
  • 1 stage wagon with revolving platform
  • 2 trap lifts with variable base area
  • 10 storage room transportation wagons
  • 2 lateral tiltable platforms
  • Complete hydraulic system with pump station, piston accumulator station and nitrogen station as well as oil container unit, cooling unit and filter pump unit
  • 1 fire safety curtain in the proscenium zone
  • 1 fire safety curtain between main stage and backstage
  • 1 hydraulic driven smoke hatch
  • 1 acoustic door to the delivery zone
  • 1 Fire-protection door – roll-up-type
  • 5 fire-protection doors – sliding-type
  • 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 safety-related systems.

 

  • 3 digital lighting consoles for 9999 devices and 16384 DMX parameters, transmission via Ethernet
  • 3D visualizing with bi-directional connection to the consoles
  • 4 notebooks for remote control
  • File server with connection to an additional venue
  • 3 radio remote controls
  • 2 digital secondary consoles as touch screen panels with control over secondary functions
  • Production table
  • Digital dimmer system in 3 dimmer rooms and external units on the lighting hoist systems, 1730 x 3kW, 406 x 5kW, 30 x 10kW, 762 x 16A relay module, 264 x 25 A relay module
  • Special distributions include 3 x main distributions for stage, 2 x work lighting, 2 x music stand (orchestra) lighting, 3 x DMX/Ethernet distribution and further network nodes allocated on different positions in the theatre
  • Complete installation including connection boxes
  • Complete network installation, partly as fiber optic cables and WiFi-systems
  • New spotlight equipment, including:
  • 270 units profile spotlights   
  • 250 units Zoom profile spotlights   
  •  80 units Fresnel  lens spotlights                                                          
  •  75 units HMI Fresnel lens spotlights                                                     
  • 130 units motorized yokes with remote focus                           
  • 310 units PAR spotlights
  • 170 units low voltage parabolic spotlights                                                       
  • 275 units LED-spotlights                                                      
  • 345 units multifunctional spotlights
  • 470 units floodlights symmetric and asymmetric                 
  •  38 units follow spot lights                                             
  •  32 units effect projectors                                         
  •  46 units UV-light
  •  20 units fog/effect machines                                
  • 950 units color-changers
  •  87 units dousers
  • 770 units various effect-devices (DMX-controlled)     
  • Various devices
  • Laser system
Phase 1 Design

completed

Phase 2 Construction

completed

Phase 3 Handover

completed