The 150 year old Koningklijke Stadschouwburg (Royal City Theater) is the largest and most prestigious of five venues managed by Cultuur Centrum Brugge (CC Brugge) in the historic Belgian city. In late 2019 the organisation invested heavily in new Yamaha digital mixing systems for all venues, with eight CL and QL series digital mixing consoles, associated I/O racks and Ethernet switches installed on brand new Dante networks.
Opened in 1869, the 700-seat Koninklijke Stadschouwburg was originally designed as an elite temple of culture. Nowadays, together with the Magdalenazaal, De Biekorf, Daverlo and De Dijk theatres, it welcomes a diverse audience to a variety of modern theatre, live music, dance, seminars, movies, presentations and much more.
Philip Van Loo of PVL Sound & Light BV is a longtime supplier, consultant and project manager for CC Brugge. He introduced the organisation to Yamaha digital mixers many years ago with two 01V96i consoles. Now he was again asked to advise on the project, recommending the installation of a Dante audio inftrastructure in each venue. An important factor was the amount of equipment available that speaks Dante, giving the CC Brugge technical team the confidence that the investment would yield a long-term return.
After extensive market research and consultation, the CC Brugge technical team unanimously agreed that Yamaha was again the best mixing solution.
The Cultuur Centruum Brugge team with the Yamaha consoles (Photo: Johan Vanparys)