Music Theatre Linz
Country / City: Austria / Linz
Client: Musiktheater Linz GmbH
Equipment Delivered: Upper and lower stage machinery, C⋅A⋅T control system
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 centrepiece of the newly built cultural monument. Three double-deck main stage lifts with inclinable secondary decks and a smaller revolving stage for performance purposes are integrated into the overall steel construction.
In addition to the revolving stage, three 15 x 4 metre doubledeck platforms and an additional revolving stage with a diameter of 15 metres were installed in the lower stage. The doubledeck platforms enable the automatic creation of steps for use in dramatic scenes or choral concerts.
Built-in flaps allow for appearances and scenery changes to be performed with the help of steps or trap doors.
The upper stage machinery includes forty-three 500 kg hoists and eight 1,000 kg hoists. The entire project, conceived 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 facilitating quick and effective scene changes.
At a Glance:
- Transport revolving stage: Ø 32 m; 4 trap doors; operating weight 502 tons (equals to four A380 airplanes), play revolving stage Ø 15 m and three double deck platforms à 15 x 4 m
- More than 80 hoists in the upper stage machinery