Chelmsford City Theatres have invested in new state-of-the-art lighting and projection equipment to be used across their two venues, Civic Theatre and Cramphorn Studio, both located in Essex.
The Civic is a 505 seat theatre which offers a wide range of large scale professional, touring and amateur performances throughout the year, from classical drama and dance to eclectic music and all time family favourites. The Cramphorn Studio, adjacent to the Civic, is an intimate studio theatre, seating up to 177 people. It offers a range of smaller scale professional touring theatre, live music and lunchtime concerts, as well as being renowned for its innovative mix of art house, world and mainstream film screenings.
Looking for a range of high-quality moving lights to upgrade the units available at the venue,
David Digby, Operations Manager at Chelmsford City Council, worked alongside A.C. Entertainment Technologies’ (AC-ET) Andy Mahaffey, to find the ideal solution. After trialling a number of products, they chose to invest in a range of Claypaky fixtures, including; Axcor Profile 400, Axcor Spot 400 and Mini B’s.
David commented; “We were very impressed with the quality and price of the Claypaky equipment. The Axcor does everything we need from a spot/profile, and in our opinion is better quality than the more expensive products we tested during a week of intensive trialling within our venue. The Mini-Bs are cracking units for the price and even more so for the size. We certainly feel that choosing the Claypaky equipment got us more for our money in both quantity and quality.”