Thekla Receives State-of-the-Art Acoustics

In an ongoing drive to deliver top quality gig experiences and club nights, the £50,000 upgrade has seen a top of the range acoustics system installed in the Thekla’s main room that has welcomed artists across all genres from Disclosure and Father John Misty to Crowded House and Mumford & Sons.

The installation follows a rolling programme of sound system upgrades to our venues, with the top of the range L-Acoustics system already in place in Nottingham’s Rock City and Rescue Rooms and its newest venue, Oslo in Hackney, which we transformed from an old railway station ticket office into a leading 600 capacity venue.

DHP Family’s promotions director Anton Lockwood said: “Thekla was crowned UK champion venue in its class at the Live Music Business Awards in October. Investing in a new state of the art sound system on top of an extensive refurbishment last year shows we’re not content to rest on our laurels, we will continue to improve our venues and make sure we remain best in class, and the natural choice for an artist or promoter looking for a venue at this capacity.”

The new addition of the state-of-the-art sound system to the 400 capacity Thekla comes on top of an extensive £500,000 refurbishment last year. Work included a complete paint job outside; reconfiguration of the dance floor to improve circulation; the addition of new toilets; soundproofing; new outside seating and a new entrance to improve the traffic flow.

The front of house system has been designed to provide more impact in the audience area including improved intelligibility right to the back. Combined with a great monitor system for artists, the Thekla will be delivering top quality experiences for both live shows and club nights for a long time to come.

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