The revolving stage in the Music Theatre in Linz measures 32 metres in diameter. This makes it one of the largest in the world and the heart of the newly built cultural monument. This means that the stage equipment has not only reached a dimension that few suppliers in the world can achieve.
The entire project, designed by architect Terry Pawson was, and is, very ambitious. The concept behind the stage equipment makes it possible for multiple scenes to be built simultaneously on the main stage - as well as making possible quick and effective transformations of the set.
The upper stage machinery includes forty-three 500kg hoists and eight 1,000kg hoists.
For the lower stage, in addition to the revolving stage, three 15m platforms were installed. These enable the mechanical production of stage angles, which are desired in many opera productions.
Furthermore, these platforms enable the automatic production of steps for use in dramatic scenes or choral concerts. Built-in valves allow for appearances and scenery changes to be performed with the help of steps or trap doors.
After the completion of the new music theatre, the Linz State Theatre has three stages. When performing its repertoire in the main hall, the music theatre offers seats to an audience of almost 1,000 people.
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