Philips SM30 legacy public address system
Case study 2 - SM30 upgrade to the Victoria Palace Theatre

Originally known as Moy's Music Hall, there has been a theatre on the site at 126 Victoria Street, London since 1832.

The Victoria Palace Theatre first opened its doors in 1911 and since March 2005 has been home to the celebrated production of "Billy Elliot - The Musical", winner of 10 Tony awards including Best Musical.


The theatre has recently undertaken an adventurous building upgrade programme.

The existing analogue public address system that provided announcements to both "front of house" (public areas) and backstage areas was at the end of its product life and did not meet the current regulations for emergency sound systems.

The theatre was in need of a fully digital, evacuation compliant, emergency sound system, that was easy to use and was fully integrated with existing equipment, including the fire detection system.

The theatre's IT Manager Charles Baird explained, "we needed a fully approved evacuation system that would satisfy our current and future requirements and our research has indicated that Praesideo is the system we need".

_blank   This case study details how NTE designed, supplied and project managed the installation of a Bosch Praesideo emergency sound system for the Victoria Palace Theatre.

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