From circus to theatre with lifts with adjustable slopes
Scope of works
Sightlines, seating plan
Flexible seating using lifts, flying system and orchestra lifts.
Fly system and lifts
Management, planning and budget control
Koninklijk Theater (Royal Theatre) Carré, Amsterdam
All the public facilities were greatly improved in the renovation of the Royal Theatre Carré. At the same time, a new fly system was installed and lifts were placed under the auditorium floor, making it flexible. The transformation of the space from theatre to circus is no longer a question of weeks, but of hours. The entire parterre is divided into lifts, allowing different auditorium forms to be made. The floor does not only move up and down, but can be sloped for better sightlines. The largest Spiralifts were in the Netherlands were used for this lift system. The early version of an electric fly system was replaced with a fully automated one and above the parterre is a complete grid that provides a safe work floor.