Palais Theatre Celebrates Its 90th Birthday

Palais Theatre Celebrates Its 90th Birthday
21st November, 2017 David Brown
Palais Theatre

In mid November Lightmoves helped celebrate the Palais Theatre’s 90th birthday, an occasion that also marked the completion of the Phase 2 renovation works.  Port Phillip Council Mayor Bernadene Voss, Minister for the Creative Industries Martin Foley, and Live Nation Australasia Chairman Michael Coppel, who were all in attendance, couldn’t be happier with the progress of the refurbishments.

Michael Coppel, Live Nation, remarked “After receiving the keys to the Palais Theatre in May from the City of Port Phillip and the Victorian Government we were able to commence our extensive internal refurbishment works.

“It’s been a thrill to assist in returning the Palais to her former glories, and whilst there is some work yet to be completed, we are really pleased with the results to date and we hope music fans are too.

“It’s timely that we can announce the near completion of our works to coincide with the Palais Theatre’s 90th birthday and we look forward to managing this majestic theatre for decades to come for the benefit and enjoyment of both our clients and the hundreds of thousands of ticket buyers who come to the theatre each year from across Victoria, from interstate and from overseas.”

Phase 2 of the Palais Theatre’s refurbishments saw new upgrades and installations in a range of areas, including;

  • Repair and refurbish front foyer
  • New administration offices
  • Installation of a new central beverage outlet on the 1st level foyer
  • Installation of a glass enclosed balcony on 1st level
  • Upgrade of food, beverage and merchandise outlets

The Palais Theatre is one of Melbourne’s most renowned live music venues.  When the call came to assist with the refurbishments of a venue with such a vibrant history, it was a job Lightmoves just had to be a part of.  Lightmoves supplied custom LED strip lighting to the Palais Theatre, used in the iconic front facade windows, as well as internally in the foyer, and surrounding the extravagant dome ceiling.

Controlling the LED strip lighting, as well as the lighting in the foyer and bar, is the Philips Dynalite system.  This Dynalite system, utilizing Antumbra user interfaces and touch screens, makes selecting scenes and colours throughout the building quick & easy for staff.

Lightmoves are proud to be a part of such an iconic project, and can’t wait to see what the future has in store for the venue.  To find out how Lightmoves can help illuminate your next project get in touch with the team today.