Queen’s Hall Theatre
Location: Trinidad & Tobago
(6) PN212 Renkus-Heinz
(2) ST9 Renkus-Heinz
(4) ST5 Renkus-Heinz
(4) PN121M monitors – first bata build went into queens hall
(3) PN121 Center
CET worked with Northern Light of Ireland and ARUP Acoustics of London.
Recent Equipment upgrade includes:
2x Soundcraft Vi6 with optical, Effects and MADI options
Klark Teknik Helix
Back up Media Matrix system
1x Sony BRC 300 HI def PTZ camera relay system
Microphones from Shure, Sennheiser, AKG and Audio Tecnica
Lighting from Coemar, NSI, Elation, Altman and ETC
Clearcom intercom system
The original design was done by architect Colin Laird, and was incorporated in 1956. It is a multipurpose facility to accommodate theatrical presentations and various community activities. The Hall is centrally located in Port of Spain the capital of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago on 3 1/2 acres of land.. Its eminent neighbors are the President’s house on one side and the Prime Minister on the other. The Hall is available to organizations and people at a reasonable rental fee, subsidized by the government to support the arts. There is a small administrative and technical staff. It receives an annual subvention from Government which meet about 2/3 of its recurrent expenses the other third met from rentals of the facility and its equipment.
In 1999, Gillespie and Steel Architecture and Arup were commissioned to renovate the auditorium and technical theater systems. Arup provided advice on acoustics and also in theater consultancy areas: auditorium and theater planning, stage engineering, production lighting and theater sound and communications. The scope of the renovation work included the following:
Technologically, it is the most advanced facility in the Caribbean, providing the latest in audio and lighting equipment and all the accoutrement of a modern theatre, bringing its acoustics, lighting, stage and other technical facilities to a standard that equals major facilities worldwide. An enclosed air-conditioned environment provides additional comfort for performers and patrons alike in an auditorium with a 782-person seating capacity.