The curtain went up again recently at the Sheffield Lyceum Theatre where £2 million has been spent getting the place looking its best again. The refurbishment of the sound system and lighting was by Bradford’s Pro Audio Systems who used literally miles of Van Damme cable.
With as many as 190 builders on site at once the place was a hive of activity. The whole of the balcony area, which has the highest seats in the theatre, has been refurbished.
The biggest single job was completely re-roofing the building but the changes inside are what the audience will notice. As well as a new state of the art sound system in the auditorium, the lighting has all been converted to LED making a big difference to the feel of the theatre.
Sheffield Theatres’ Chief Executive Dan Bates explained: “ I can’t quite believe the project is complete – it’s been something of a whirlwind: 9 weeks, cost £1.93m, 450 contractors, 11 miles of new cabling, 950 new LED light fittings, 67 photovoltaic panels on our roof, countless litres of paint have all contributed to the transformation of our beautiful theatre.
The quality of the work is exceptional and the end result is spectacular. I particularly enjoyed sitting in the fully cooled auditorium hearing the performance through our fantastic new state of the art sound system!