Meininger Staatstheater, Germany
Meiningen in Thuringia 2006 - 2012
New construction Kammerspiele and general renovation 'Grand House'
Room and building acoustics, audio and video systems, stage management system
Kulturstiftung Meiningen-Eisenach, The Meininger Theater, Bernhardstraße 5, 98617 Meiningen
PGS + P Planungsgesellschaft Steiner und Palme mbH, Suhl
ADA scope of services:
Electroacoustics, video and stage engineering: HOAI phases 3 - 8 (draft to execution supervision)
Room and building acoustics: HOAI phases 1 – 5
- 2006-2008 Construction of the stage for chamber perfomances (162 seats), initially as an alternative venue.
- 2009-2012 Renovation of the Grand House (auditorium volume: 4000 m³, 730 seats). Provision of usage-oriented building and room acoustic conditions, media systems equipment
- Scope of the performed services: Electroacoustics / video systems: approx. € 2.2 million
In the run-up of the general renovation of the 'Grand House', a new building with a stage for chamber performances was erected directly next to the theater in order to maintain the play operation during the subsequent general renovation of the existing building. After completion of the general renovation of the 'Grand House', the stage for chamber performances serves as a supplementary venue for the Meininger Theater.
The building with the stage for chamber performances is a new building with a typical stage, light and media systems. In the rear hall area of the stage for chamber performances, a control room with digital sound system was arranged. The hall was also equipped with video and stage management systems.
The Grand House of the Meininger Theater was fundamentally renovated, with completely new stage technology installed, worked-out stalls and renewed textile wall coverings as per acoustic targets. The orchestra pit as well as the side, main and rear stages were also redesigned. In the rear hall area, the sound control was renewed with digital technology. The video and stage management systems was renewed as well.