Atatürk Cultural Center

Country / City: Turkey / Istanbul
Completion: 2022
Seats: 2.500 (Opera Hall), 781 (Theater Hall)
Client: Astel Proje ve Entegrasyon A.S.
Equipment Delivered: Upper and lower stage machinery, C⋅A⋅T V5 control system

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The Atatürk Cultural Center is of its kind the largest cultural institution in Turkey. Since October 2021 it replaces the building of the old Atatürk Cultural Center and consists of several parts: an opera hall with a capacity of 2,500 people, the theater with 781 seats, a multi-purpose hall, an exhibition hall and a restaurant and café.

From project start in August 2020 Waagner-Biro Stage Systems installed the complete stage machinery in the new opera and theatre at this new landmark in Istanbul.

More than 180 drives within the upper stage as well as 4 main platforms, 4 stage wagons, 1 revolve wagon and 21 compensating elevators make this venue comparable with other well-known houses in the world.

At a Glance:


  • 124 drives in the upper stage
  • 4 main stage elevators
  • 21 compensator platforms
  • C⋅A⋅T V5 control system


  • 64 drives in the upper stage
  • 1 transport Elevator
  • C⋅A⋅T V5 control system