Theatre and Performing Arts Profiles


Bishop Challoner

Bishop Challoner school embarked on an ambitious project to convert an old Gymnasium into a performing arts space and chose Sound Advice to fit and supply all of the equipment and infrastructure.

Infrared conference equipmentA video of the final lighting system can be seen here

The gym before, during and after our installation

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Infrared conference equipmentThe tri lite rig was installed and the lighting barrels, intelligent lighting, loudspeakers and curtain track are all suspended from the rig so the floor stays completely clear. The photo below shows the dance barre and mirrors that were fitted at each end of the room. Follow spots were also supplied along with 48 channels of dimming and a computer controlled lighting desk.

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Endeavour school, Andover

The performing arts rig in Endeavour school, Andover for Hampshire County Council. The rig has loudspeakers and a projector & screen fitted and lanterns were fitted later. Remote input points in the hall enables the portable sound and lighting control desks to be used in different locations for performances. There is also a four zone paging public address around the school


Infrared conference equipmentHarbour school

The ceiling in the new drama space at Harbour school is quite low so we installed LED lanterns for the drama space along with interactive projector and whiteboards


Barncroft Junior school

Barncroft Junior schoolThe control room at Barncroft Junior school showing the 24 channel lighting and sound desks and the wall mounted 24 channel power dimmer.and the 3 lighting barrels.
Barncroft Junior school


Infrared conference equipmentCranbourne School

A complete refurbishment of the lighting grid including all new barrels, dimmer packs and curtain track was carried out in the Drama space at Cranbourne School.

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Hangar Farm

The 18th century, Grade 2 listed barn at Hangar Farm, Totton, has been restored and converted into a professional theatre and art space whilst still retaining many of the building's original features including beams and ancient brickwork. The building once lay derelict but is now a fully equipped space with a sprung floor, foyer, bar and rehearsal area where Sound Advice designed and installed all of the performing arts sound and lighting systems.

Infrared conference equipmentWoolston Secondary School

The new drama studio at Woolston Secondary School, Southampton where Sound Advice designed and installed all of the trussing, lighting rig, audio infrastructure and curtains.
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PFI Projects

The stage at Lewis Boy’s school near Cardiff, where Sound Advice fitted & supplied the digital recording studio, performing arts theatre lighting and the 4000 watt sound reinforcement system. Other PFI schools include Redbridge Southampton, Milton Cross Portsmouth, Colley Lane and Summerhill in Dudley and Ysgol Gyfun CWM Rhymni Bargoed.

Infrared conference equipmentWestbourne School

Curtains, lighting, audio, video and technicians comms systems were all designed and installed by Sound Advice into the brand new theatre at Westbourne House School at Chichester.

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Worth Abbey School

Sound Advice won the competitive tender to supply, design and install the 128 way, three phase, DMX controlled lighting system in the refurbished performing arts theatre. Our own in house staff, under CMD regulations, carried out all works from the mains electricity supplies through to the final technicians training.

List of Installed Theatre and Performing Arts Systems

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