Vejle Musikteater, in the attractive fjord‐side town of Vejle in Denmark, is – usually – a bustling hub for live entertainment, events and all types of performance, as one of the busiest multipurpose venues in the country offering a dynamic mix of band concerts, dance and DJ events, theatre production and conferences, events and presentations. Like most venues, it closed as Covid‐ 19 silently and stealthily spread worldwide, stopping the industry in its tracks in March! However, far from becoming a ghost‐like shell of its former self, staff, management and crew have been busy in the last six month overseeing a complete technical refit … and the Musikteater has just cautiously reopened for shows and business to reduced capacities and a new set of Covid‐compliant operational rules and regulations.
During this long “dark” period, the venue’s technical manager Rasmus Primdahl explained, they purchased 16 new Robe ESPRITE LED Profiles which have been added to the existing 16 x ESPRITES – selected after extensive comparative in‐house testing with competitor products – and acquired at the end of 2019 from Robe’s Danish distributor, Light Partner. The 32 x ESPRITES join 16 x Spiiders and 16 x Tetra2 moving LED battens which are also new for 2020 plus 10 x LEDWash 600s and eight Spikie fixtures which were already at the venue which invested in Robe steadily in recent years. The moving lights have provided an adaptable solution that works with numerous setups across all their performance spaces. Additionally, just recently they also just purchased five Robe PixelPATTs which are used to help create atmospheric backgrounds for streaming applications and for adding scenic ‘prop’ dimensions to some of the live shows. Vejle Musikteater has two halls, the “Store Sal” (Large Hall) hosts the main stage with a (normal) capacity of 1134 while the Jacob Gade Salon (JGS) is a smaller flexible space for up to 280 guests.