Established in 1875 and located in one of the world’s leading cultural and academic cities, The Leys offers its pupils excellent opportunities to achieve the exceptional. Each year the school‘s pupils put on a diverse and exciting roster of drama performances and music concerts, ranging from large-scale West End musicals and popular classics to challenging contemporary works
The Leys’ drama department is situated in the superb Great Hall, which at its heart features a 337-seater multi-purpose performance theatre. The venue operates as a professional-standard ‘teaching theatre’, with pupils involved in all aspects of productions – from stage to everything behind the scenes.
As part of an ongoing upgrade of the theatre’s lighting to keep the equipment up to date and move towards greener, more energy-efficient technical facilities, the venue’s Theatre Manager, Paul Durose contacted A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd. (AC-ET) when he was looking to replace the existing conventional Fresnels / PC white lighting fixtures with modern LED equivalents.
Paul had previously worked with AC-ET to upgrade the theatre and main drama studio’s PAR and Profile fixtures to full colour-changing LED versions, so he approached them again to recommend several suitable white fixtures from their extensive portfolio of theatrical LED solutions.
The company’s specialist Lighting sales division arranged for an onsite trial of various product options, after which Paul chose Spotlight Green Line FresneLED 200W and FresneLED Compact 100W, Warm White Fresnels.