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Novatech becomes in-house production provider to the Darwin Entertainment Centre.


Novatech becomes in-house production provider to the Darwin Entertainment Centre.

World-class lighting and audio creates new opportunities for presenters and a better experience for patrons.

Novatech Creative Event Technology are proud to announce their new partnership with the Darwin Entertainment Centre. As part of the on-going agreement, Novatech will provide a world-class PA system and lighting rig to be kept in-house for the use of all venue hirers. With audio products from L-Acoustics, AVID and Yamaha, and lighting from High End Systems, Martin and GLP, touring artists and major events that may previously have not come to The Top End due to lack of suitable equipment will find all their technical needs met in a venue that can comfortably accommodate their productions.

The arrangement is similar to Novatech’s partnership with other venues, including Adelaide’s Thebarton Theatre, whose technical specifications have been closely matched with the Darwin Entertainment Centre’s new systems. “We’ve been servicing the Darwin events industry for ten years, with our involvement growing substantially over the last five years,” explained James Sacca, Production Manager at Novatech. “The Darwin Entertainment Centre was looking to increase its portfolio and attract bigger acts. The Darwin event market is underserviced, which is why some events find it hard to tour there. What we’ve provided for them is world class product and service.”

“We welcome having a relationship with a company that has state-of-the-art equipment,” said Alan James, General Manager of the Darwin Entertainment Centre. “We’re confident this will provide our clients and patrons with a quality outcome. Having the equipment national and international artists expect in-house makes the centre more attractive to producers. As a result, we’ll start getting a lot more artists that otherwise wouldn’t be coming to The Northern Territory, and that’s great for our patrons and everybody involved. It’s a win-win for all parties.”

The new Darwin Entertainment Centre PA system will consists of an L-Acoustics Kara line array, augmented by L-Acoustics SB18 subwoofers. In-fill is handled by distributed L-Acoustics 8XT’s. Stage sound will be covered by L-Acoustics 115XT HiQ monitor wedges. Mixing duties will be carried out with an industry standard combination of an AVID SC48 at Front Of House and a Yamaha M7CL-48 on monitors. In addition to a standard kit of microphones, stands and power distribution, customers will also be able to take up optional wireless microphones, in-ear monitors, drum fills and side fills.

The new lighting rig will augment the Centre’s existing analogue fixtures with Martin MAC 700 Profiles, GLP Impression’s, two-way blinders and a hazebase hazer. A High End Systems RoadHog Full Boar with an additional wing will run control over new power and data infrastructure also provided by Novatech.


About the Darwin Entertainment Centre

The Darwin Entertainment Centre is the only one of its kind in the Top End. With two venues featuring flexible seating capacities ranging from 278 - 1036, it can cater for events ranging in size from small theatre productions to full scale musical theatre or dance productions. Its qualified event, production and marketing teams can bring an event from its concept stage to its audience, providing full event services including a state-of-the-art event ticketing system. In addition, The Darwin Entertainment Centre also offers a range of conference facilities ideal for large assemblies, intimate and productive meetings or cocktail parties.

About Novatech Creative Event Technology:

Novatech Creative Event Technology is one of Australia's leading and most respected audio visual production companies. Driven by a passion and commitment to staging exceptional events, we have the expertise, technology and resources to produce and stage truly unique conferences, gala dinners, product launches, road shows and concerts that surpass our client’s expectations. Our world-class team, cutting edge technology and in-depth experience across a wide range of venues provides you with the confidence and peace of mind when staging your next event.

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