Calling all Technicians

Posted by | August 28, 2019 | Roadshow, Venue

The Ultimate touring tradeshow for audio, video, lighting and staging professionals across the AV, stalled, touring, commercial, theatres, Public spaces and venue market.

Entech Roadshow 2020 hits the road starting in Perth on the 5th March then Adelaide on the 10th March, Sydney 12th March, Melbourne 17th March and finishing up in Brisbane on the 19th March.

ENTECH started in Australia in 1994 and now tours every year as a one-day Trade Roadshow in major cities. Attendees love the compact format where exhibitors show only key or new products.
The compact and convenient local venues make ENTECH Roadshow the perfect opportunity for integrators, designers and end-users to get face time with the best suppliers and manufacturers in a vibrant one-day event.

We’ve attended Entech regularly over the past 17 years and find it a great reouces for our indsutry. Menk Nobakovic Technical Director, Novatech

Who attends ENTECH?
We reach the majority of all buyers across Australia with average spending exceeding $120,000. Every year we add more visitors as the show grows incrementally.
Buying power
Trade visiting ENTECH 2019 reported buying the power of $313.4 million, up from $223.6 million in 2018.
What you get
We freight your equipment around the country in our dedicated trucks and deliver to your stand each day. When done, you pack up and go to dinner –most exhibitors are out the door by 6.30pm. We do the rest!
We promote you
Only ENTECH gives you everything for one fixed price – there are virtually no add-ons, so you can set a budget and relax knowing your ENTECH touring days are stress-free.

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Riverside Theatre Invests in Robe

Posted by | August 27, 2019 | Venue

Riverside Theatres is a multi-venue performing arts centre in Parramatta CBD in the western suburbs of Sydney, Australia. Opened in 1988, its various venues include the 761-seat proscenium arch Riverside Theatre, the 213 capacity Lennox Theatre, and the Raffety’s Theatre which can accommodate an audience of 88.


In the last year, the Riverside has invested in Robe DL4S Profiles and LEDWash 300 moving lights for the main venue. These are the first moving lights they have owned and the second batch of LED lights to be installed in the space, part of a programme that will transition the entire complex to more sustainable light sources.

The timing of the purchase was also designed to reduce the need for external sub hires of LED fixtures which had accelerated during the previous season.

Technical co-ordinator Sean Clarke and his colleagues Mike Brew and Josh Stringer explained that both these types of Robe fixture met their requirements for colours – the Robe LED engines are renowned for their excellent colour ranges, and the DL series has been designed especially for theatre applications.

They compared three different brands of LED wash and profile fixtures before making a final decision. They’d already had some good experiences using the LEDWash 300s in another venue, and were impressed with the diversity of the fixture and its ability to zoom right down to a tight beam and all the way out to a traditional wash as well as being able to produce a spectacular blue.

Josh really liked the DL4S Profile’s colour mixing, the accurate shuttering and the silent running of the fixture.

A good Litmus test for any light when it comes to noise / silence … is to have a professional orchestra playing below – known for their acute hearing and being able to hear a pin drop in a haystack! Shortly after the lights arrived, Sydney Symphony Orchestra obliged with a “Pictures in An Exhibition” for one of their schools’ programmes … under a white wash of DL4Ss and LEDWash 300s.

There wasn’t a single complaint!

The Riverside theatre’s business is primarily as a receiving house to a very wide selection of productions – contemporary dance, music, drama, anything from a simple music programme or spoken word performance to multiple weeks of all-singing-all-dancing musicals. The programme also includes a plethora of cultural shows and events, and with the various spaces in use almost daily, it’s essential to be able to turn shows around quickly and efficiently.

The new Robes are now part of the standard house rig offered to incoming shows in the Riverside Theatre, where they can be swapped between different LX bars and the floor.

There’s been a universally favourable reaction to the new fixtures from production and lighting designers and operators, and having them in the house has made the workflow infinitely faster and more adaptable.

“People love the new lights – there’s been many positive comments particularly from LDs” says Sean, adding “Touring productions will often arrive at our venue with a load of moving lights to hang, and leave them in the truck, instead utilising our in-house Robe rig. The touring technicians are then very complimentary regarding the brightness and colour saturation that comes with using RGBW rather than a plain white light source.”

The venue has a long-standing relationship with Robe’s Australian distributor, Jands, which delivered the lights, and sees theatre / the arts as a market with great potential for Robe’s refined LED luminaires.

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Good Egg Creative today announced an exciting new charity concert for Sydney, HIGH STANDARDS, which will be held at the City Recital Hall on Monday 28 October, and raise much-needed funds for the Actors Benevolent Fund NSW.

HIGH STANDARDS celebrates the greatest songbook of the 20th century, featuring magnificent tunes from such writers as Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Harold Arlen made famous the world over by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, Nina Simone and many more.

Some of Australia’s favourite artists including David Campbell, Kate Ceberano, Alinta Chidzey, Rodger Corser, Michael Falzon, Iota, Emma Pask and Swing On This will reimagine beautiful standards like Someone to Watch Over Me, Summertime, Over the Rainbow, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Night and Day and My Funny Valentine. Since 1944 the Actors Benevolent Fund has provided a safety net for entertainment professionals, both past and present and of all ages, giving critical financial help at their time of greatest need. ABF is a registered charity administered by a Management Committee of volunteers primarily from the entertainment industry.

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Through compassionate and confidential support, the ABF helps entertainment professionals throughout NSW maintain their health, dignity and ability to work. Join us for a very special event as recording artists join television and film actors and theatre stars for one night only of HIGH STANDARDS.

HIGH STANDARDS A Good Egg Creative production supported by City Recital Hall Produced by Michael Falzon and Fraser Orford with support from MissusM Creative Venue City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney Date Monday 28 October at 7:30 pm Prices: $65-105 (Transaction fees apply) Bookings: or 8256 2222

Today, Keith Urban has announced that Amy Shark and John Butler will join him for the Grand Opening of Sydney Coliseum Theatre, West HQ on Saturday 21 December.

Due to unprecedented demand, two new Keith Urban Live In Concert shows have also been announced for Sunday 22 and Monday 23 December




Keith Urban Live in Concert

Sunday 22 and Monday 23 December 


Tina Arena in Concert:

Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 December

Dame Edna: My Gorgeous Life:

Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 December

John Butler Live in Concert:

Friday 20 December

Make sure to Waitlist now and then check your inbox from 6pm Sunday morning for your pre-sale email and links. Be sure to get in quick as tickets will sell quickly for these exclusive performances at Sydney’s new landmark theatre at West HQ.

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