Treading the boards, well – almost!

14/12/2023

Structural Inspection at the Manchester Apollo Theatre

As engineers we get to get to go to all sorts of interesting places!

This morning two of our Manchester team were at the Manchester Apollo Theatre completing an inspection of the primary structures below the gallery seats. The image is taken under the gallery structure and shows part of an original long span steel truss dated to the mid-late 30s, when the theatre was built. Booth King are undertaking a series of loads assessments mainly for roof and stage structures, re-assessing and modelling all the original structures to confirm safe working load capacities, especially for the stage structures/equipment’s hung from the roof structures. This work is part of a package project extended to a series of client Live Nation’s venues across the Country, with the view of standardizing the documents/drawings available for the venues in terms of max safe loadings to roofs and stages.