Embarking on the new 2019/2020 season, Palladium Riga concert hall is introducing changes inspired by the wish to use the concert hall’s premises more efficiently, making them multifunctional and suitable for small-scale public and private events as well. Palladium Riga can easily accommodate 1600 visitors, but until now it was always too big for small events.
The desired solution was achieved by installing partition curtain systems that upon necessity will create three additional functional areas/rooms:
- the ground floor area beneath the balcony, which is part of the hall (186 m2);
- the first-floor balcony area (172 m2);
- the second-floor balcony area (162 m2); or, on the contrary, separate them from the event venue.
If a seated concert, conference or other event is taking place at the ground floor hall (451 m2) with the stage (100 m2), both balconies will be covered with curtains to make the event venue much smaller and cosier.
For tenants, this improvement promises more freedom in terms of event diversity and scenarios. The partitioned areas will be available for use as a lobby, as a catering area or café with tables for conference/concert/corporate event participants or as a separate area for the same or another event that will not interfere with the events taking place in other areas.
SGS Sistēmas began working on the project at the start of the summer. The most difficult part was creating and installing the curved curtain mechanisms on the concert hall’s balconies. The mechanisms were custom-made by ShowTex, which provides a wide range of products and individual technical solutions. Meanwhile, the fireproof curtains for partitioning off the concert hall were delivered by Cronenberg Stage Molleton CS. They are made from 100% flame retardant Trevira CS textiles, which is of significant importance when it comes to curtains in public spaces.
We hope these changes, with the ability to configure the space according to the customer’s wishes and type of event, will make Palladium Riga even more accessible for events of all scales.