904/7A the National Theatre Production Lighting Opened 1.1.74 3

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  • Reference
      GB 2080 TPC/1/30/3
  • Dates of Creation
      07 December 1973-30 March 1975
  • Physical Description
      4 folders

Scope and Content

The file contains file notes and sketches, drawings and correspondence with enclosures, mainly between Theatre Projects Consultants Ltd and Rank Strand Electric Ltd, regarding production lighting in the Upper and Lower Theatres (direct contract no. 5), specifically dimmer rooms, control systems and panels, the cost equipment supply and installation and of amendments, additional costs in installing equipment due to unfinished floors, dimmer racks (and busbar trunking), current requirements, control room layouts and sight lines, remote controls, house lighting (with schedule), visual display units (VDUs) for playback and desk palette, stalls palette, auxiliary pin matrices, progress with the contract and expected delays, site rules under the National Building Agency (NBA), delays in getting access to the site, lighting positions, pushbuttons, lighting control desks, matrix modifications, control matrices, electrical installation, switchboard TP2, free issue communications system components, modulation panel, Wenge veneers and damp problems in the Upper Theatre dimmer room. Correspondents include Theatre Projects Consultants Ltd; Rank Strand Electric Ltd; Davis, Belfield and Everest; the South Bank Theatre Board; Denys Lasdun & Partners; Lord Cottesloe; Vanguard Engineering Ltd; the National Building Agency (NBA); and Flint & Neill Ltd. Items include a press release by Rank Strand Electric Ltd detailing their contribution to the National Theatre building, drawing number JH/130 odd 'Playback Mimic National Theatre', drawing number IC15026 'Modulation Panel', an information/instruction booklet on modulation panels and a sketch of panel sliding controls. Original card folder disposed of. '904/7A the National Theatre Production Lighting Opened 1.1.74 3' was written on the spine.

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