Criterion Theatre – House and Production Lighting Upgrades

House and Production Lighting Upgrades

Working directly for the Criterion Theatre, who were undertaking a major renovation in a rare closure period, Push The Button were appointed to supply and install a new LED House Lighting System and Production Lighting Upgrades. 

The existing House Lighting Installation had exposed lamps around the Circle Fronts which were key to the aesthetics of the auditorium and the brief for the LED house lighting solution was that the lamps in these areas needed to look like traditional tungsten lamps. Push The Button identified that the only way to achieve this was to use an LED Filament type lamp so working closely with ETC, designed a solution utilising a mains dimmable LED filament lamp powered from ETC Sensor Dimmers. New light fittings were sourced by the Criterion Theatre which were installed by Push The Button. The result was a retrofit to the auditorium lighting that offered all of the energy saving benefits of LED retaining the look and dimming performance of the tungsten lamps. 

Simultaneous to the house lighting installation the team at the Criterion Theatre also upgraded the Upper Circle Rail and Upper Circle Goalposts. The existing Upper Circle Rail had no distributed services and as such was full of extension cables and therefore lacked the aesthetics that Technical and Buildings Manager, Gary Bowman wanted. To overcome this Stage Services designed and installed a new Upper Circle Rail with Push The Button installing surface mounted trunking in RAL colour, with sockets mounted into it, following the curve of the Rail. Push The Button also installed cable basket in RAL colour to mean that where extension cables were necessary, they were installed neatly. The Upper Circle Goalposts were originally truss goalposts; these were changed to Push The Button manufactured IWBs. The solution delivered neatly distributed dimming and DMX to all the required locations and delivered a neat and tidy solution in keeping with the venues wishes.