UK – Stratford on Avon – Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Shakespeare Memorial Theatre: 1932 – 1961
Renamed Royal Shakespeare Theatre in 1961 after the formation of the theatre company of the same name. 

Built following the destruction of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre by fire in 1926 (19 April 1879 – 6 March 1926), on a site adjacent to the former theatre.

Architect: Elizabeth Scott
Seating Capacity: 1400.

  • 2007 – 2010: Transformation Project to create a new 1040 seat thrust stage auditorium. 
  • ???? – Strand Galaxy installed (in place in 1987)
  • 1971 – Strand DDM installed
  • 1951 – Strand Electronic for Thyratron

Equipment

1971 (from The Stage Guide)
Electrics: Strand Electronic in auditorium control room. Dimmers – 144 (15kW to 2kW); 2 presets; 2 groups. Circuits – FOH 45; Flies 41; Stage dips 16. Socket type 15A BESA. Total capacity available – 1000A on 3 phases. Special effects supply – 225A on 3 phases. Footlights are removable. 
Sound: Console SL. 4 amplifiers x 120W and 2 x 50W. 4 tape decks. No turntables. 7 mic sockets (Cannon 3 pin). 46 loudspeakers with 18 sockets (Cannon 4 pin)

Links to information about equipment at Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon over the years

  • Electronic Control for Thyratron (Strand)
  • Grand Master Board (Strand)
  • DDM / System DDM (Strand)
  • Galaxy (Strand)
  • Documents

    Give Me Some Light - Shakespeare Memorial Theatre
    Give Me Some Light - Shakespeare Memorial Theatre (March 1958)
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    Mentions of Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon in indexed journals

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    Coriolanus Get-In Time Lapse, September 2017