Nuway recently returned from a tough week at the National Theatre. Working 16 hour days the team fitted a new assistive listening system in the iconic Olivier theatre. The “metal loss” caused by the steel and concrete construction coupled with the large number of backstage communication systems made this a testing installation for the team.
Nuway have teamed up with distributor CUK audio and American Amplifier giant Williams Sound to install the high-tech assistive listening system within all three of the National Theatres. The National Theatre team and its patrons are extremely pro-active in their offering for assistive listening. Included in the system design is 60 wireless listening units which are available to patrons without hearing aids who wish to experience the improved listening experience available from the professionally mixed audio channel, distributed using advanced low latency Dante audio distribution over IP network.
Working with the Williams Sound design, the Nuway team lifted the entire carpet and fitted over 1500 metres of protected foil under the carpet in a phased array low spill configuration.
The Nuway team were part of an army of staff and contractors who teamed up for a 1 week shutdown which included huge lighting and mechanical upgrades for this iconic venue, including work on the famous set change “drum” mechanism.
Nuway have worked at the National Theatre on a number of occasions and the enthusiasm of the NT Team makes it an amazing place to work. Special thanks to Simon Druce of CUK audio for his assistance.