A multi-million dollar redevelopment of The Events Centre Caloundra is almost complete, with upgrades and enhancements to the existing building expected to be completed in January 2020. After a five month closure and more than twelve months of capital works, the 39 year old facility has had a major facelift and is set to launch an exciting program of events and service offering for the new year.
The Events Centre is the Sunshine Coasts premier performing arts and conference venue, servicing an average of 300 performance bookings and 300 community/business event bookings each year. The venue operates with 62 fulltime and casual staff, 50 volunteers and a large pool of contract workers.
The two performance theatres are fully equipped with fly-towers, staging, new acoustic treatments, seating and audio system. The large conferencing facilities have been upgraded with a new kitchen, AV presentation equipment and multi-use operable walls for flexible function spaces.
Some of the major capital works include;
- New people with disability (PWD) toilets
- PWD lift from carpark to foyer level
- Acoustic upgrades to theatre walls and ceiling
- Dividing walls between the theatre and Glasshouse Room
- Foyer refurbishment and upgrade
- Box office, bar counters and function room upgrades
- Beausang Room refurbishment
- Verandah and café upgrade
- Kings Theatre and foyer heating ventilation and air conditioning
- Playhouse Theatre and Foyer heating ventilation and air conditioning plant
- State of the art Kitchen
- Main entrance (Porte Cochere and covered link)
- New Audio and AV Systems
- 16 elements of L-Acoustics KIVA-II Variable Curvature Line Source Array, 8 x 18” subwoofers, 4 front fill speakers, 4 delay speakers, 8 low profile X-12 fold-back monitors, driven by 8 x 4000W LA4X 96kHz/32-bit DSP amplifiers
- 312 channels of LSC EKO lighting dimmer / power distribution infrastructure with DMX/RDM with control via LSC-Net, ArtNet & sACN protocols. 5 lighting bars with integrated DMX, Ethernet and power cable management
- Acoustic treatments to the Kings Theatre walls and ceiling to reduce unwanted reverberation and standing waves.
The redevelopment will increase cultural event offerings, conferences and tourism on the Sunshine Coast region and boost tourism visitation that, in turn, generates substantial economic multipliers to the economy. The construction phase of the redevelopment alone is expected to generate 58 jobs and $6.15 million in added economic value to the region.
Exciting times are ahead with a solid line up of performances and events booked for 2020!
For further information contact The Events Centre Caloundra.