“Small theatre productions in schools, independent theatres and community groups invariably have tight budgets to consider but with careful planning, it’s possible to source the best value equipment to make sure your opening night is a success."
Melbourne (PRWEB) November 19, 2012
According to the leading theatre equipment supplier, ongoing advances in theatre technology have made it easier and more affordable for small theatre venues to create a professional theatre production.
“Small theatre productions in schools, independent theatres and community groups invariably have tight budgets to consider but with careful planning, it’s possible to source the best value equipment to make sure your opening night is a success,” said Grant Gaylor, Sales and Project Coordinator at Specialty Theatre.
Specialty Theatre has provided the following tips on how to make a small theatre production a success:
1. Carefully consider the acoustics of the performance space. Small venues really benefit from the right acoustics. There is a wide range of cost-effective acoustic panels available for use in smaller theatres. These can either be permanently wall mounted, or they can be moved using a winch system, which is particularly useful in multi-purpose spaces (for example, a school hall).
2. Choose an affordable front-of-house curtain. Even if you’re on a limited budget, you will want to consider stage curtains, because they really set the tone for the production and create a professional impression for a small investment. Remember that curtains should be flame retardant and meet safety standards.
3. Be smart in your lighting choices. It’s possible to achieve great stage lighting using carefully selected products that fit within your budget. For example, spotlights and simple lighting rigs can be highly effective solutions. Of course, you’ll also need to take into consideration electricity costs, so you may want to opt for LED lights that use less power, which means that although they have an initial higher outlay, they will save you money long term.
“Even with a limited budget and/or a small venue, you can still put on a professional theatre production – you just need to find the theatre equipment that is right for you,” said Grant Gaylor.
About Specialty Group Pty Ltd: Since 1969, Specialty Group has been providing theatre, stage and cinema equipment and services to the performing arts and cinema exhibition industries in Australia, New Zealand and 28 countries around the world. Specialty Group operates under the Specialty Theatre (http://www.specialtytheatre.com) and Specialty Cinema (http://www.specialtycinema.com) brand names.