What Considerations Go Into Doing Electrical Rewiring For Commercial Theatres And Art Houses?

No city can be considered culturally complete without a few commercial theatres and art houses around. While it’s true that movies can be watched in cinemas or streamed online, and music and art can also be enjoyed online, there’s no substitute for a live action play on stage, going to an intimate concert in a small venue, or seeing sculptures and paintings with your own eyes.

Such appreciation for art is even better when in an older building that is almost art in itself, but such structures will occasionally need updating. Keep reading to learn four factors to consider when facing the need for electrical rewiring for commercial theatres and art houses.

Project Scope: Rewiring a bathroom can be a project in itself. Handling the rewiring for customer service desks or booths is a different kind of project. Lighting up a seating area or exhibition floor likely means working with a very high ceiling, and then lighting up a stage gets very complicated. Each project involves skill and serious work, but having all of them incorporated into one larger rewiring project means you’ll need a team that has the experience, knowledge, and skill to pull it all off. You will need a good electrician in the Blacktown area and a typical individual contractor, used to handling residential or small-scale projects isn’t going to cut it.

Different Kinds Of Wiring: An art house or commercial theatre is going to usually need very different kinds of wiring than other commercial facilities, and certainly different than residential settings. While patrons and staff will need standard electrical outlets here and there, there might need to be high-capacity power available backstage for production needs, sophisticated lighting all across the ceiling, and possibly even outlets in booths for people to recharge phones during a show. Likewise, an art house might need customisable lighting throughout the facility to put anything in the exhibit, literally, in the best possible light.

Project Time: It’s not usually possible for an electrical rewiring project of this size and magnitude to go quickly, and yet special considerations have to be taken in the case of an art house or commercial theatre. The first one is whether or not such work can happen while the facility is still open for business. If a theatre has an off-season or days where they don’t run shows, it might be possible to schedule the work to happen then, but it’s also possible that closing might be necessary for the work to occur without interrupting art exhibits or shows with unsightly and potentially hazardous conditions for patrons. The faster the project can go, the sooner the place can reopen.

Safety Factors: The age and condition of older wiring might be a driving force behind starting up a rewiring project. Just having it all replaced doesn’t automatically mean things will be safe. Replacement wiring needs to meet modern standards and building codes, and it can be dangerous to get access to the old wiring. Even if it’s done in ways that don’t put people at risk, gaining access to the old wires and putting in the new ones can mean potential danger to the building, even if it’s just scarring it in ways that detract from the decor and aesthetics or hurt the property value. Most art houses or commercial theatres that have been around long enough to need new wiring are usually old enough to have their antique charm.