The beginning of May saw the first ever Theatre 2016 Conference take place in London, with production support from London-based events specialist White Light.
Bringing together over 1,000 delegates from across all areas of UK theatre, it was the largest event of its kind and the first time since 2005 that the sector has come together for a major industry-wide conference.
Bryan Raven, White Light’s managing director, comments: “This is the first time that a theatre conference of this scale has taken place and it is long overdue. It was really interesting hearing organisations of all shapes and sizes discuss the current issues they are facing and how we as an industry can work together to overcome these, ensuring that the UK theatre industry simply goes from strength to strength”.
White Light supplied the AV support to every single talk, presentation and panel discussion across all three venues. On the audio side, the company utilised Audix and Audio-Technica lectern microphones, Shure lavalier microphones, a Yamaha QL1 mixer and Yamaha RIO 16 Way Dante stage racks.
Shrenik Singhavi, White Light’s conference account manager, comments: “Theatre 2016 featured several sessions across three separate venues so intricate planning was essential. We made several site visits to ensure that we were completely familiar with the various spaces and that we could create a set-up that would ensure that those in attendance would receive the best experience possible”.
Raven adds: “It was fantastic for us to work in such a theatrical environment and showcase the other services we provide as the complete production solution specialist”.
Photos courtesy of Alex Brenner.