Completion date: 2008
Grand Theatre in Poznań is one of the first institutions which was dealt by the P.S. TEATR. The headquarters of the theatre is placed in a historical building, created in 1910. Until now, the stage lacked side and back pockets. The mechanic devices, as well as technological stage lighting were outdated, and the faulty lighting park forbade the front part of the stage illumination. It was therefore necessary to conduct a modernization actions, which took place in the years 1988-1989.
The theater’s modernization project was created by an engineer’s team, including: Józef Chmiel – architecture, Mirosław Łysik and Małgorzata Bober – stage machinery, Jerzy Gumiński – technology and Stanisław Marciniak – constructions.
P.S.TEATR fitted the stage with four, 2-level lifts, which required the stage to deepen. In the historical building there were no chances for the stage rooms enlargement, what was the reason for such solution. Also, trading the decoration warehouse off, the small right stage pocket was created. The installed lifts were the second, after the Grand Theatre in Łódź, lifts designed and installed in Poland. They were made in such way, so that the upper stage floor’s frames are supported by side poles, leaving the whole space between the upper and lower lift floor to the staging manager’s disposal.
Additionally, the basic modernization works has been conducted, such as: light bridges, the proscenia lodges were taken for the technological lighting purposes and the whole installation has been replaced. In the second phase, the stage lifts were launched and the first in Poland stage drives automatics, designed by the P.S. TEATR team, was put into work, streamlining the stage service.
In 2008, in the Grand Theatre in Poznań, the P.S. TEATR company conducted a complex orchestra pit modernization. The investment included the installation of the new pit’s construction, as well as the Spiralift drive. The modernization of the lowered pit’s railing consisted of new screw hoists installation. The orchestra pit’s lifts as well as the railing are being controlled via drives cartridge. The last phase included the wooden floors assembly.
The Grand Theatre in Poznań, with an audience ready to accommodate nearly 1000 people, since over a century is putting on plays, masterpieces of the opera classic as well as modern compositions, and the theatre’s team is one of the best in this part of Europe.