Case Studies

Barnsley Civic Hall Theatre

The challenge

Full re-generation of the Barnsley Civic Hall Theatre in South Yorkshire including ‘ground up’ consultation, design and installation of new lighting, sound and truss systems. The Barnsley Civic Hall Theatre is being created be extraordinary and to give Barnsley back its cultural heart.

The solution

During the consultancy and design phase of the project audio visual and stage specialists Torpedo Factory Group worked closely with Barnsley MBC and the Civic Centre staff to create a system that would not only meet their complex requirements but also adhere to their strict budgetary constraints.

Torpedo Factory Group installed a state of the art Audio Processing System designed alongside Tannoy suitable for the wide variety of functions that the Barnsley Civic Hall hosts.

Project Included 96 – Ways of Zero88 Dimming, 16 Non Dim Circuits and a selection of both moving head and static fixtures with a custom designed truss rig. The rig was designed with both power and DMX data distribution throughout.

The results

The Barnsley Civic Hall Theatre has given Barnsley back its cultural heart and is a thriving arts centre and culture hub at the heart of the Barnsley.Its state-of-the-art technology allows it to offer year-round programme of theatre, dance, music, comedy, family events, cinema, exhibitions, art, design and workshops.

Huw Williams, Technical Manager at Barnsley Civic Hall Theatre, said, “Torpedo Factory Group have been involved in the complete solution for the regeneration of the Barnsley Civic Hall Theatre space, from ground up consultation, design, installation and training for a new lighting, sound and truss system. They didn’t over spec the project, everything they have suggested has been fit for purpose and good value and any suggested changes have all been for the better.”

“Torpedo Factory Group have been involved in the complete solution for the regeneration of the Barnsley Civic Hall Theatre space, from ground up consultation, design, installation and training for a new lighting, sound and truss system. They didn’t over spec the project, everything they have suggested has been fit for purpose and good value and any suggested changes have all been for the better.”

Huw Williams, Technical Manager, Barnsley Civic Hall Theatre

Project Details

Client: Barnsley MBC
Main Contractor: ISG Regions

Equipment Supplied

  • 96 Channels of Zero88 Betapack Dimming
  • 18 Channels of Non-Dim Switching
  • ETC Ion Control Desk
  • Custom NSS Internally Wired Bars
  • Tannoy V-Net Controller
  • Tannoy V Series Active Loudspeakers
  • Sabine FBX Feedback Exterminator
  • Guardian Fire Alarm Interface
  • Robe ColorSpot 575AT Fixtures
  • Robe ColorWash 575AT Fixtures
  • Selecon Lanterns
  • Pulsar DMX Distribution