Our Technology & Services for Theatre & Performing Arts

In addition to our first class delivery in the concert market, the numerous theatre shows and dance performances equally demand our expertise. Dubai Opera, The Madinat Theatre and Ductac form the venue backbone for regional and touring theatre; we frequently work with these venues as well as The Du Arena, Dubai World Trade Centre, ADNEC and Emirates Palace Auditorium in support of their major productions.

As technology develops so too do the demands of the Performing world and PRG Gearhouse is proud to say that we are able deliver to such demands in terms of both equipment and personnel and meet the expectations of theatre companies both locally and internationally. The application of our technology knows only the limits of your creativity. If you’re working on a theatre or art project and have an idea, get in touch with us and together we can make something very special.

Please view the options below to see what PRG Gearhouse has to offer.

  • CAD Services
  • LED Video Screens
  • Lighting Design
  • Lighting Products
  • Media Servers
  • Pitch Support
  • Power Distribution
  • Pre-Visualisation
  • Projection Solutions
  • Rigging
  • Video Design

CAD Services

A detailed CAD drawing is essential for the planning and production of a live event.

Clients mostly approach us with their idea and a rough sketch of what they want. Our experienced CAD draughtsmen use the latest Vectorworks software to create 2D and 3D scale drawings of your lighting, video and rigging requirements. As well as having a thorough knowledge of the technical requirements and rigging capacity for most UAE event venues, we also have a comprehensive library of fixture blocks to ensure our drawings are as detailed and accurate as possible.

LED screens for hire. ROE MC-18T Hybrid LED.

LED Video Screens

The significant improvements in LED technology over the past few years mean that LED video screens are more popular than ever.

PRG Gearhouse has a comprehensive stock of LED tiles from manufacturers such as Barco, Unilumin, Lighthouse and ROE Visual, with pitches ranging from 2.5 to 40mm. Our LED solutions are easily customisable and offer almost limitless creative opportunities. Gone are the days of a single flat video screen at the back of a stage, as designers are increasingly using multiple layers of varied pitch sizes to create a multi-dimensional look to their stage set. LED video tiles have also been used to create backgrounds for major feature film productions, as high-brightness IMAG screens at outdoor music festivals, as well as making a car ‘disappear’ into it’s surroundings for a TV advert.

View PRG Gearhouse technology page for LED video screens

Lighting Design

Choosing a lighting design which suits the theme and tone of your event is essential.

The production teams at PRG Gearhouse are well connected with all the major lighting designers in the UAE and many more around the world. If you’ve already appointed a lighting designer for your event we’ll happily work alongside them, or we can connect you to a designer suited to your project. We have excellent relationships with dozens of lighting designers whose areas of expertise include trade shows and corporate events, award shows, live television, fashion shows, theatre productions and live music concerts.

Lighting Products

Event lighting hire is one of the core services PRG Gearhouse offers. Our inventory of moving lights, LED lighting, conventional and tungsten luminaires, followspots and intelligent lighting products has a global reach. In addition to our own cutting-edge range of proprietary lights and control consoles, PRG stock lighting products by leading event technology brands including Clay Paky, Vari*Lite, Martin Professional, SGM, GLP, High End, Robe, ETC, Aytron, Lycian, Robert Juliat and Philips.

View PRG Gearhouse technology page for lighting technology

Media Servers

A media server is the central point of a video system which has the ability to deliver multiple streams of video to multiple playback surfaces. PRG Gearhouse stock a variety of media servers including the PRG MBox, d3, Catalyst, Resolume, Pandora’s Box and Watchout. Common features of most industry standard media servers include projection mapping, live feed (IMAG), standard playback and live image manipulation as well as the ability to display live social media interactions on your playback surfaces.

PRG UAE Pitch Support Team

Pitch Support

We’d love to help you win your pitch!

PRG Gearhouse can support your proposal by advising how to make your ideas a reality and providing CAD drawings, 3D visualisations and technical reports to help you get the job. The benefit of getting us involved at an early stage is that we can guide you through what is and isn’t possible in the space you have available, as well as keeping you informed of any new products or technology you may not be aware of.

Power Distribution Systems

Power Distribution

Power distribution is the technical discipline which takes a main power supply and splits it into many smaller outlets.

If your show has multiple items of event technology, a well designed power distribution system is essential. PRG Gearhouse has a versatile stock of mains distribution units that can be configured to the individual needs of each event. Whether you require just a handful of 13A sockets for a fashion show dressing room or over a thousand ways of hot and dimmed power for a stadium tour, we have the resources and expertise to ensure your event technology has all the power it needs.

Pre-Visualisation

Lighting and video will be some of the most important elements of your show and have the power to make or break the event. To aid the design process, PRG Gearhouse team of visualisation specialists use state-of-the-art What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) software to create a 3D render of your event, which can be used for planning purposes or pre-programming of fixtures. Video mapping can also be visualised using media servers such as Pandora’s Box. Allocating a little extra time and money at the start of a production period will save a lot of expense on site. Being better prepared enables you to spend less time in the venue and less money on crew and rental costs. Pre-visualisation can also be used as a pitch support tool, illustrating how the venue will look and demonstrating the different lighting moods and themes you will use.

Florence & The Machine - Projection - photo: Louise Stickland

Projection Solutions

Video projection is a multifaceted effect that can be used in many ways, most of which can be defined as either image magnification (IMAG), ultra-widescreen effects projection or projection mapping over a 3D surface. The creative possibilities of video projection are immense, so why not talk to one of our team of video and projection product specialists and discuss a package that suits your needs? We have a well stocked inventory of projectors from Barco and Panasonic in a variety of different sizes, which enables us to manage intimate projects such as a small screen projection at an AGM, through to projecting on the exterior of a national landmark.

View PRG Gearhouse technology page for video projectors

Rigging

Rigging is the area of event production used whenever lighting, video or scenic elements need to be hung or supported.

Rigging is the little seen infrastructure that holds the show together and should be part of event planning and design from the original inception. Often bearing the weight of many tonnes of equipment, rigging is subject to many regulations and technical requirements, with which our rigging engineers are highly experienced. PRG Gearhouse has decades of experience providing rigging solutions for West End and touring theatre shows, music festivals, trade shows, light-entertainment television, music concerts and more. Our rigging inventory includes products by respected industry manufacturers such as Thomas Engineering, Tomcat, Columbus McKinnon (CM) hoists, Petzl, Lift All, The Crosby Group, Doughty and Kinesys.

View PRG Gearhouse technology page for rigging products

Video Design

If you have an idea for a show involving video, but don’t know how to make it happen, we’re here to help!

PRG Gearhouse team of video specialists have a proven track record of making the impossible possible. We’ll always try to use an off-the-shelf solution so we can keep your costs down and don’t add any unnecessary complications to your event. However, if there’s no product or set-up already on the market, we’ll make it for you. PRG's Projects division in Belgium & China is an R&D and manufacturing facility dedicated to creating custom LED solutions. Whether it’s wearable LED panels, non-standard projection screens or custom metalwork, our team of innovative video experts can help.

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