‘Recently we added a new centre speaker cluster which elevates the system to a new level and increases the theatrical options for the Venue’ said Brett Steele – Manager, Installed Systems at The P.A. People.

Back in 2015 – The P.A. People was tasked with supporting the AV requirements for the brand-new facility at Springwood in NSW – and were responsible for the installation of all the theatre audio, lighting, paging, vision systems, and communications infrastructure. The project was undertaken in conjunction with Kane Constructions. At the time, Josh Jones, Installations Project Manager on this task, said; ‘The audio-visual infrastructure allows various hirers and user groups to patch into the system – making it versatile and user-friendly’.

The (new) centre cluster is an extension of the existing system; it consists of two additional Bose RoomMatch speaker cabinets flown above the proscenium and is driven by a PowerMatch amplifier.

Brett Steele explains further: ‘The theatre is a 438 seat venue with retractable seating. In the years since initial construction, the scope and range of productions has diversified and various user groups have had an opportunity to experience the facility. The addition of a centre cluster increases versatility and provides added capability and audio range for a variety of productions.

About the Venue

Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub opened in March 2015. This quality facility is home to the new Blue Mountains Theatre, also providing the new entrance to Springwood Library and the provision of a new Council Customer Service counter. In addition to the 438 seat Theatre, the “Hub” also includes a wide range of hireable spaces ideal for meetings, functions, events and even small, intimate performances. Meeting room sizes range from interview rooms for 2 people through to the multi-purpose room capable of accommodating 100. There is also a commercial kitchen and dining room, completing the scope of facilities available.

Further information: The 2015 opening of the new Community Centre at Springwood: https://papeople.com.au/projects/the-new-springwood-theatre-community-hub/