The NEET Collection

These exhibits are owned by The National Exhibition of Entertainment Technology (NEET). This project was established by Jason Williams in the mid 1990s to locate, preserve and exhibit early entertainment technology. NEET has now partnered with the Backstage Heritage Collection who are currently finding a way to display and share this equipment.
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MMS Maintenance Handbook  (1973)
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MMS Lighting Fault Log from Chichester Festival Theatre  (May 1978)
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Exhibits from this Collection in the Backstage Heritage Collection

Alderham 60 Showboard 602 Control Desk  

Avolites 8100 - 96 way  

Avolites QM500 180 way Control desk  

Avolites QM500 90 way Control desk  
Last used on a Paul Weller show

Berkey Colortran Colortrack  

Berkey Colortran System Two   

Berkley Colortran Colortrack  

Celco 60 Major  

Chaser 300  
Prototype / demo unit

Coemar Robot 250SN  (1986)
The first moving mirror intelligent light available for general purchase.

Compact 120  

Compact Tape Drive  


DDM PDP11 Electronics Rack   
240 control channels with Ferrite Core memory

Duet 2 Console  

Duet 2 Effects Wing & Pin Patch  

Duet 2 Fader Wing & Connection Cables  
120 way Duet 2 manual fader wing

Electrosonic Prototype Control Desk  

Eurolight 150  

Flash button homemade control  

Galaxy 2 Backup Module  

Galaxy Control Desk  
Used by Glyndebourne Opera as their touring desk

Galaxy Electronics Crate  

Galaxy Group Master Panel  

Galaxy/Gemini Riggers Remote  

From Birmingham University Drama Department

Gemini 2  
From Buxton Opera House

IDM (Mark 2)  

IDM Control Desk  (1972)
From the New London Theatre

Light Palette 1  

Light Palette Stalls Control  


Lightboard M  

Lightboard M Remote  

Lightboard Palette  

Lightboard Stalls Remote  


Litescan Power Disto  
Power and control distribution for 6 Litescans

Memocard (120 way)  

MMS Modules  
From the Chichester Festival Theatre

Q-Master 2000  

Rockboard - 60 channel  

Skjonberg Hoist Control System  
Used on Chris de Burgh live tour.

Strand / Thorn Control Desk  


Tempus M24 Control desk  

Tempus M24 Hantarex Monitor  

Thorn PM60 Control Desk  

Thorn QT120  

Zero 88 Eclipse Control Desk  
The first Zero88 memory desk