Ancient Ingenuity

Technical theatre systems design is by no means a modern phenomenon. Since the time of Greek Dionysus Theatre more than 2,000 years ago, stagecraft has encompassed lifts, cranes, proscenium and moving scenery to hold audiences spell-bound.

We’ve refined stage automation systems design many times since, but the basic objectives remain the same; to help bring ideas and stories alive, and entertain and captivate our audiences.


High Quality Design

The smooth running of shows, conferences, exhibitions and live events is dependent on the quality of theatre systems design. We work closely with a team of technical, design, IT and engineering specialists to create the perfect stage automation systems design for your venue or event. Our design services include:

  • Stage Elevators and Orchestra Lifts
  • Revolving, Raked, Wagon and Sliding Stages
  • Trap Elevators
  • Cloth Store Systems
  • Flying Systems and Machines, Hoists, Drill/Driver Hoists and Other Lift Devices
  • Cyclorama
  • Safety Curtains, Opera Curtains and Sound Doors
  • Moveable Lighting Bridges
  • Orchestra Pit and Forestage Design / Lift Control
  • Seating Wagons
  • Suspension and Rigging

AAC Theatre Systems is known for its high-quality engineering and control technologies. We produce controls for industry as well as entertainment and our control systems can be found in some of the world’s most important processing and production facilities as well as some of the world’s largest theatres.

Related Projects

We design resilient systems and controls up to SIL Level 3. Each project we work on tends to be unique and our design service is therefore bespoke. To find out more, please get in touch.

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