Theatre technology integrated into a landmark concert hall
This Concert hall, built in 1872, had fallen into disrepair and closed in July 2001 to embark on one of the most ambitious refurbishments of a concert hall in the Netherlands. The classic large auditorium was entirely restored to allow daylight back in. The new small auditorium has a uniquely warm, intimate atmosphere, created by the use of wood and round shapes.
The technical theatre installation allows for a wide variety of uses, from classical music to dance, pop music and conferences. The technology has been built and integrated into the building as much as possible. Both the small and large auditoriums feature a rigging system, which can easily be dismantled too. The lighting bridge in the large auditorium makes it easy to provide lighting for a pop concert, but can also be lifted up and removed from view entirely for a symphonic concert.
- Client Municipality of Haarlem
- Architect Cie Architects
Small new-build auditorium seating 415, and renovation of large auditorium seating 1,230
Lieven de Keypenning 2010
- Date of completion 2005
Scope of work Theateradvies®
Logistics of entire concert hall, loading and unloading platform, auditorium design, theatre seats, audience facilities, M&E installations.
Stage, rigging systems, lighting bridges, stage furnishings, stage lighting installation and AV installation.
Detailed plan and European tendering of stage rigging systems, lighting bridges, stage furnishings, stage lighting installation and AV installation.
On-site supervision, planning and budget control.