Kansas City, MO USA
The Starlight Theatre is Kansas City's largest and oldest performing arts organization and is the second largest outdoor amphitheater of its kind in the United States. In 1999, Starlight Theatre began plans to construct a new 12,000sf main stage house within the existing footprint in order to provide modern rigging capabilities for theatrical productions.
When we set out to replace our aging sound system, we turned to the same people that had worked with us several times previously. They knew our venue's requirements and subtleties, and had the technology and experience to design our next world-class system. We knew that Ryan Knox and his team at Idibri would help us sort through the complex world of live audio and design for our audiences an experience to remember. Our expectations were high and our new system exceeds every one of them. --Justin White, Operations & Theatre Plant Director
This construction was designed to retain certain architectural elements of the current staging area, while increasing the height in order to provide fly and grid space. We provided acoustics recommendations and designed audio systems to ensure excellent sound coverage to the seating area while minimizing spill of sound outside of the outdoor theatre. In 2015, we added tracking LED screens on a curved track to enhance the visual experience.