London’s Park Theatre upgrades with ETC ColorSource Spot jr

by | 9 May 2024 | Theatre

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ETC dealer Stage Electrics has supplied ColorSource Spot jr fixtures to upgrade the lighting in London’s Park Theatre.

Park Theatre is a local venue in north London which houses two performance and rehearsal spaces that showcase a diverse mix of new and emerging productions. The team at the theatre were looking to upgrade the existing lighting rig to LED as part of an initiative to reduce tungsten and also make a more sustainable investment for the future. ETC’s affordable ColorSource Spot jr was the preferred choice – with 14 of the fixtures being selected for the theatre. 

The compact yet powerful nature of ColorSource Spot jr was just one of the reasons that made it a good solution for the venue as the theatre space features a thrust stage whereby many of the fixtures hang in close proximity to the audience. The fixture’s built-in zoom capability also offers extra flexibility and makes it an all-purpose luminaire that is suitable for short trim heights and longer throws, ideal for the Park Theatre.

Technical Sales Consultant at Stage Electrics Aaron Porter comments: “Our first conversation with Gianluca Zona (Technical & Building Manager) at Park Theatre focused on what the units would be used for, how the fixtures could help the operation of the theatre, improve the tools for incoming designers and teams, as well as what units make sense financially. The team at Park Theatre were keen to have ETC fixtures in the venue as they are well-known to incoming companies and designers, and ETC has a history of producing excellent products for theatres, making it a solid investment. 

“Ultimately ColorSource Spot jr was the unit of choice. We went with the original array of fixtures as the units will mostly be used to light people and would need better neutral tones rather than deep saturate colours. In addition to this, because of the price point, more units were purchased which allows more versatility within the space.”

ETC Associate Regional Sales Manager for the UK & Ireland Matt Cowles comments: “It was great working together with Stage Electrics and Park Theatre to find the best solution for the needs of the space and ensure there was a quick turnaround with delivering. The cost-effective ColorSource Spot jr is a great addition to ETC’s ColorSource family of fixtures, and like the others in the range, it offers a great feature set, colors and dimming at a very affordable price point. We’re thrilled to see it at the Park Theatre and have plenty more stock on our shelves to share!”

Aaron Porter adds: “The theatre had a big fundraising event where they wanted to use the new fixtures. Working closely with ETC, all units were delivered, installed and ready to go around two weeks after the order confirmation. It was great to be able to deliver this project on-time and within budget.”

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