Parktheater Bensheim



Bensheim, Germany

Project start: 06/1998

Complete renovation 01/2000                                         

Renewal of control system for stage machinery 09/2017

Project type: Renovation
Venue type: Drama theatre, Music theatre, Concert hall, Dance theatre
Seats: 500 seats
Our services: Schematic design, design development, construction design, tender documents and construction supervision for stage machinery, stage lighting and electroacoustic, video system, paging

Client: The architecture company Freudenberger and city Bensheim


  • Renewal of machinery and working galleries
  • 1 proscenium bridge
  • 2 proscenium towers
  • 1 FOH-bridge
  • 11 powered fly bars, payload: 250 kg, v = 1,8 m/s
  • 1 proscenium fly bar, payload: 250 kg, v = 1,8 m/s
  • 8 gallery swivel arms
  • 1 house curtain, v = 1,8 m/s, Greek (traveller) and Italian (tab) opening styles
  • Total renewal of the stage flooring, support and guiding structures for understage machinery
  • 1 transport lift with self-climbing drive
  • 1 fire safety curtain
  • Smoke hatches stage
  • Smoke hatches auditorium
  • 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.
  • 2 digital lighting consoles for 512 circuits
  • Table construction
  • Printer, screens, remote control
  • Digital dimmer system with 120 x 2,5kW modules
  • Complete distributions: main distribution board for stage lighting, distribution for auditorium light and working light
  • Complete installation including connection boxes and local working light
  • Retrofit of existing spotlight equipment
  • Digital mixing panel 24 channels
  • Manual crossbar
  • 4 distribution racks 19“
  • Complete PA-system in auditorium and stage areas
  • Video system consisting of 1 camera and 3 mobile monitors
  • Stage management system, consisting of cue system, paging and emergency call for the whole building, stage management console
  • Microport system
  • System for the hearing impaired
  • Various playback and effect devices: CD, DAT, MD
  • Complete installation including connection boxes for audio

Phase 1 Design


Phase 2 Construction


Phase 3 Handover