Zhuhai Grand Theatre

Zhuhai, China

Project start: 01/2010
Completion:

05/2017

Project type: New building
Venue type:

Opera house, Multifunctional hall

Seats:

Opera House: 1550 seats
Small Theatre: 550 seats

Our services:

Schematic design, design development, construction design, tender documents and consulting during construction for stage machinery, stage lighting and electro acoustic and video system

Contact: Client: Beijing Institute of Architectural Design

 

 

After opening Zhuhai Grand Theatre became a landmark of the city.

Opera House (1550 seats):

Equipment of the overstage machinery system:

  • 50 fly bars, payload: 750 kg, speed= 1.5 m/s, load suspension bar length: 24.5m
  • 4 lateral fly bars
  • 12 point hoists, payload: 500 kg, speed= 1.5 m/s
  • 6 lighting bars, lighting frame length: 24.0m
  • 12 side lighting ladders, vertical and horizontal movable
  • 2 proscenium lighting towers and proscenium lighting bridge
  • House curtain (Greek (traveller) and German (guillotine) opening style)
  • Proscenium flies
  • 2 mobile curtain tracks for mounting on load suspension bars
  • Apron stage flies (point hoists and fly bars)
  • 15 back stage flies, payload 500kg, speed= 0.5 m/s, load suspension bar length: 20.0m
  • Side stage assembly cranes

Equipment of the understage machinery system:

  • Orchestra lift (designed for use during performances)
  • Seating wagon for orchestra lift
  • Movable orchestra railing
  • 6 double-deck stage platforms with dimensions 18.0m x 3.0m
  • 12 side stage wagons with dimensions 18.0m x 3.0m
  • Different compensating lifts
  • Backstage wagon with turntable and outer ring
  • Trap lifts

Safety-related equipment

  • Proscenium safety curtain
  • Backstage safety curtain

Further parts of the work scope:

  • Complete electric and electronic layout of the centralized control system including main and secondary control consoles for all drives of the stage machinery equipment
  • Complete steel structure (including grid level, level of pulleys as well as all technical galleries and levels)
  • Acoustic shell
  • Several stage curtains and projection screens

 

  • 2 digital lighting consoles with 4096 DMX channels each (Main console and back-up console)
  • Notebook for remote control and maintenance of dimmer system, network nodes and multifunctional devices
  • 2 radio remotes for the lighting control system
  • 2 secondary consoles as touch screen panels for the control of all secondary functions such as control of working lighting and rehearsal lighting, control of the direct power connections, control of the main power switches
  • Digital dimmer system equipped with 682 x 3kW and 84 x 5kW dimmer circuits as well as 327 x 16A and 48 x 25A relay circuits.
  • Working lighting (white and blue) in all relevant areas of the stage tower
  • Complete power and data distributions
  • DMX 512 and Ethernet network including data splitters, data boosters and protocol converters
  • Complete installation including 142 connection boxes
  • Complete spotlight equipment comprising of lighting fixtures with conventional lenses, profile spotlights, floodlights, as well as color changers, multifunctional lighting devices and effect devices, follow spots, etc.
  • Digital audio routing system, linked by fibre optic network, 300 x 290 analogue and digital in- and outputs, including integrated DSP for loudspeaker management, stage monitoring etc.
  • Time saving and safe, reproducible routing without complicated manual patching
  • Patchbays for all audio connections
  • Digital mixing consoles with 56 audio channels and console with 62 faders;
    integrated to the digital audio matrix
  • Analogue mixing console for stage monitoring or auxiliary use
  • Connections for mobile use of mixing consoles
  • Complete 19” distribution cabinets in central switching room (stage) and sound control room, powered by uninterruptable power supplies
  • Event player for replay of simultaneous multichannel audio and HDTV video tracks
  • Mobile side rack for recorders, player and effect devices
  • Multichannel wireless microphone and in-ear monitoring systems
  • Microphone set for recording and live applications
  • Complete speaker systems in auditorium and stage areas,
    consisting of remote controlled line arrays and self-powered speakers
  • Mobile phone jammer
  • Video system for replay and recording in HDTV 1080 standard using HD-SDI transmission
  • Digital matrix router with wide range of signal converters
  • HDTV Live mixer
  • Fix installed cameras on pan/tilt heads and connections for mobile cameras
  • Fix installed and mobile TFT/LED monitors
  • Signal transmission via copper and fibre optic cable
  • HDTV recording and editing
  • Media control for cameras and matrixes etc.
  • Connection box for OB van with digital and analogue video and audio signal transmission
  • OB van linked to the internal communication system
  • Complete installation including AV connection boxes
  • Independent LAN for remote control applications
  • central and redundant storing of audio, video and control data
  • Stage management system, consisting of matrix based intercom with integrated party line and voice radio system, fixed and mobile intercom stations, paging system, emergency call and cue light system
  • 100V amplifiers for paging and monitoring
  • Stage manager’s console with control panel for intercom, paging and cue light system, TFT monitors and touch panel for media control
  • Stage monitoring system (audio and video) transmitted via CCTV also for transmission of external TV programs
  • Surtitling system with 3 displays
  • All systems of both venues linked together by FOC

Small Theatre (550 seats):

Equipment of the overstage machinery system:

  • 10 fly bars, built as compact unit, horizontal movable, payload: 500kg, speed=0.6m/s, load suspension bar length: 13.5m
  • Mobile curtain track for mounting on load suspension bars

Equipment of the understage machinery system:

  • Various lifting platforms to reconfigure the hall
  • Seating wagon system for mobile seating
  • Several mobile platforms and stairs

Further parts of the work scope:

  • Complete electric and electronic layout and control system equipment including all main and secondary control consoles for all drives of the stage machinery equipment
  • Several stage curtains
  • 1 digital lighting console with 2048 DMX channels and redundant back-up unit
  • Notebook for remote control and maintenance
  • 1 radio remote control
  • 2 secondary consoles as touch screen panels for the control of all secondary functions
  • Digital dimmer system equipped with 144 x 3kW, 90 x 16A dimmer modules
  • Working lighting (white and blue)
  • Complete power and data distributions
  • DMX 512 and Ethernet network
  • Complete installation including 22 connection boxes
  • Complete spotlight equipment and accessories
  • Digital audio routing system, linked by fibre optic network, 244 x 224 analogue and digital in- and outputs, including integrated DSP for loudspeaker management, stage monitoring etc.
  • Time saving and safe, reproducible routing without complicated manual patching
  • Patchbays for all audio connections
  • Digital mixing consoles with 40 audio channels and console with 46 faders;
    integrated to the digital audio matrix
  • Analogue mixing console for stage monitoring or auxiliary use
  • Connections for mobile use of mixing consoles
  • Complete 19” distribution cabinets in central switching room (stage) and sound control room, powered by uninterruptable power supplies
  • Event player for replay of simultaneous multichannel audio and HDTV video tracks
  • Mobile side rack for recorders, player and effect devices
  • Multichannel wireless microphone and in-ear monitoring systems
  • Microphone set for recording and live applications
  • Complete speaker systems in auditorium and stage areas,
    consisting of remote controlled self-powered speakers
  • Mobile phone jammer
  • Video system for replay and recording in HDTV 1080 standard using HD-SDI transmission
  • Digital matrix router with wide range of signal converters
  • Fix installed cameras on pan/tilt heads and connections for mobile cameras
  • Fix installed and mobile TFT/LED monitors
  • Signal transmission via copper and fibre optic cable
  • HDTV recording and editing
  • Media control for cameras and matrixes
  • Connection box for OB van with digital and analogue video and audio signal transmission
  • OB van linked to the internal communication system
  • Total installations including AV connection boxes
  • Independent LAN for remote control applications
  • Central and redundant storing of audio, video and control data
  • Stage management system, consisting of matrix based intercom with integrated party line and voice radio system, fixed and mobile intercom stations, paging system, emergency call and cue light system
  • 100V amplifiers for paging and monitoring
  • Stage manager’s console with control panel for intercom, paging and cue light system, TFT monitors and touch panel for media control
  • Stage monitoring system (audio and video) transmitted via CCTV also for transmission of external TV programs
  • All systems of both venues linked together by FOC
Phase 1 Design

completed

Phase 2 Construction

completed

Phase 3 Handover

completed