THE CREATIVE SOLUTION
The brief was to supply a bespoke stage design solution which was capable of being relocated to the opposite end of the room at a later date. The stage needed to have storage capacity and be robust and capable of supporting a baby grand piano and musical ensemble consisting of eight people. The client wished the stage to have a high quality permanent appearance and feel. Our Multi-dek performance staging was the perfect solution.
A full site survey was carried out prior to quotation to allow for accurate measurements to be taken. We met with the Client, Leicester City council, the Architect and a representative from the English Heritage Conservation at the museum.
A full consultation was carried out to discuss the required height of the stage and finish options using samples of decks. It was important that the stage was constructed to meet the interior finish of the room, which houses beautiful pieces of art. The client also specified that they would like to be able to feed electrical cables through the stage.
The final stage arrangement included our reversible deck panels with a birch finish to one side and carpet to the other housing three cable ports and two decks to be used for storage. Two step units with carpeted treads were provided and two storage trolleys.
Special components were provided so that they stage could be relocated to the opposite end of the gallery when required.
Our project team provided a full installation service and training to members of staff.
Feedback has been excellent. The venue, with its beautiful exterior consisting of a four-column portico of Tuscan columns, is used by Leicester International Music Festival for Lunchtime Concerts each year.
The museum houses a large collection of Victorian Art; a collection of German Expressionist paintings and a superb display of Picasso ceramics which were a gift from the late Lord Attenborough.
Acoustics in the gallery are second to none, which is mostly due to the Steinway Grand Piano. Aesthetically the stage complements the décor of the Victorian Gallery and has played host to numerous events such as the revealing of a portrait of Sir David Attenborough, many lunchtime classical music events; curator and artist talks.