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The Kings Theatre
A new theatre for Queen Ethelburga's College, York

It has been one of our best projects to date and has had praise from everyone who has seen it / used it.  This is primarily thanks to your involvement so huge thank you’s to you.  As you knew, we had no prior knowledge of building a theatre, and whilst it has been a learning curve for many, you have certainly made it easier for us.  Thank you also for your patience with our ever changing deadline ...” Amy Martin, Project Manager, Queen Ethelburga’s College

This project saw the redevelopment of an indoor swimming pool and adjacent hall to create a new 330-seat theatre space, complementing the Phoenix Centre studio drama facilities already on campus.  ACT provided:

  • Stage and auditorium design
  • Theatre equipment design
  • Specification and detailed design
  • Cost planning
  • Contract supervision.

The Client project managed the contract and it’s own in-house works department carried out much of the redevelopment,
The fit-out theatre package included:

  • Overstage and auditorium trussing
  • Stage Lighting system – dimmers, control desk, DMX, independents and luminaires
  • House lighting –control system with LED luminaires
  • Sound and Communications – mixing desk, loudspeakers, hearing assist
  • Drapes and masking
  • Seating and modular stage front.

Acoustics: Engineered Acoustic Designs
Structural Engineering: LJM Design
Audio-visual integrators: Northern Light
Theatre seating: Audience Systems
Trussing: Prolyte
Drapes: Showtex
Modular stage front: Steeldeck
Stage Lighting: Zero 88 and Selecon
Sound: Allen & Heath, Lab Gruppen and Tannoy
Photoggraphy: Mark Millar TC Group