UK – Liverpool – Everyman Theatre


1964 – present

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Built in the former Hope Hall, the Everyman was remodelled and reopened in 2014.


March 4 2014 – Stage Technologies Press Release

Stage Technologies has supplied a stage engineering system for the newly reopened Everyman Theatre in Liverpool, UK. The system is based on a specification designed by Charcoal Blue consultants and the Everyman Trust that focuses on flexibility and future expansion. This combined both automated and non-powered engineering applications spread throughout the fly tower, thrust grids, and at stage level with a completely re-configurable and removable staging and seating rostra.

Stage Technologies was hired by main contractor Gilbert Ash. The automation system utilises a Nomad Control Desk and a Wireless Solo to control a flying system comprising BigTow fly bar winches and sidebar winches; TipTow Point Hoists (TTPH) with swiveling gimbal pulleys; and variable speed positioning chain hoists (CH:i). Hardware was installed to enable the TTPH and CH:i to be moved between Thrust and Fly tower Grids to offer the venue ultimate flexibility within the available space. The Fly bar and TTPH winches are also rated for Performer Flying.

In addition to the Flying System, Stage Technologies installed travelling lighting bridges that traverse the width of the thrust grid; travelling beams that run up and down stage above the thrust grid; a variable and demountable sliding proscenium; rostra sub-structure and scissor lift; and a fixed pipe grid at height level within the rehearsal space.

Mike McLaughlin, Contracts Manager at Gilbert Ash, said “This is the first time the Gilbert Ash theatre team has worked with Stage Technologies and hopefully it will not be the last. From the beginning Gilbert Ash and Stage Technologies struck up a good working relationship based on good communication, sharing problems and finding acceptable solutions.”


From British Theatre Directory, 2008
Capacity: 402
Stage: Thrust, Flat. 10m wide x 15m deep. No flying. Ht to grid 5.4m
Lighting: Switchboard : Arri Image 96 x 2kW dimmers. 198 sockets on grid 9 dips. Fully patchable. 
Sound Equipment: selection of mics, Revox, cassette, CD. 24-8-2 Soundcraft Venue (control room or auditorium), eq and FX units. 6 Community RSjr, 2 EV 15-2, foldback & effects speakers. 

Links to information about equipment at Liverpool Everyman Theatre / Playhouse Theatre over the years

  • Image (Arri)
  • Venue (Soundcraft Electronics)



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