Teatri di Siena upgrades to energy-efficient lighting solution with ETC

Aug 3, 2023 | ETC Lighting, News, Professional Lighting

Teatri di Siena is leading the way in sustainable theatre practices by upgrading to the latest and most efficient LED systems from ETC. With support from Italy’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR), the venue is embracing an eco-friendly option that not only benefits the planet but also enhances the audience’s theatrical experience.

In an effort to promote technological advancement and energy conservation, PNRR is extending aid to the theatre industry as it recovers from the pandemic. Teatri di Siena is seizing this opportunity by upgrading its lighting system. Seasoned electrician and lighting aficionado Andrea Garbini is leading the venue’s ongoing renewal efforts, along with colleague Michele Pisano. Together, they are making significant strides towards a sustainable and eco-friendly future for the theatre industry through the PNRR initiative.

According to Garbini, Teatri di Siena has a clear objective – to produce exceptional shows. “As the world of theatre continues to evolve, venues must be equipped with professional and reliable resources to attract and support high-quality productions,” he says. “ETC is a perfect fit. It’s a company I have established a relationship of trust and precious collaboration with, that I have gladly made available to a theatre that feels like my own.”

With the addition of 25 Lonestar fixtures, and an Ion Xe 20 lighting console from the Eos family, Teatri di Siena is preparing to bring its productions to the next level. Garbini is confident that the equipment will be put to great use, especially with upcoming productions by the Accademia Chigiana later this summer. The Lonestar’s ability to create stunning visual effects and its smooth movement will add a new dimension to the performances, creating an immersive experience for the audience. Additionally, the venue is eagerly anticipating the arrival of even more ETC products to enhance its productions, including LED ColorSource Spot V fixtures and Source 4WRD Color II engines, which will transform their existing Source Four incandescent profiles into more energy efficient color-mixing LED fixtures.

As lighting design technology continues to evolve, more and more companies are turning to the Eos system. “During the most recent season, I had the opportunity to collaborate with fellow experts who shared their unique programming styles using the same system,” comments Garbini. “It was fascinating to see the versatility and potential of Eos, especially with the latest updates that have been added. I look forward to testing out the rest of the products in the coming months and can’t wait to see how they enhance theatre and outdoor events.”

As part of the (IM) Patti Chiari project aimed at reducing environmental impact, Teatro di Siena has taken various measures such as reducing printing, eliminating plastic bottles at the bar, and planting trees to offset CO2 emissions. The replacement of lighting fixtures with energy-efficient luminaires will further reduce consumption, making it a sustainable venue. With ETC’s advanced lighting equipment, the theatre is poised to deliver exceptional shows that leave a lasting impression.