Star Systems has provided Sound for Musical Theatre for many years. We work with both professionals and amateurs in Irish theatre and have especially strong links with many companies in AIMS (Association of Irish Musical Societies) and are pleased to say that we have been working with some of those companies for more than 25 years. Visiting the west end on a yearly basis we ensure that we are up to date at all times not only with equipment but with Sound Design and Audience Sound Awareness.
Star Systems can provide PA Systems to suit venues both large and small. We have worked in many Irish theatres, from the Grand Opera House in Belfast to the Cork Opera House in Cork and from the University Concert Hall in Limerick to the Theatre Royal in Waterford. We have also worked in the Olympia and Helix in Dublin, the wonderful Wexford Opera House in Wexford and the INEC in Killarney.
Star Systems has provided sound for many shows from “The Pirates of Penantz” to “Les Miserables” to “Hairspray”. Our personalized service is second to none, we work closely with both the Director and Musical Director to achieve a sound which is first and foremost audible, in a natural or punchy fashion depending on the requirements of the show. We also have an extensive library of Sound Effects at our disposal.
Star Systems also has a strong tradition of working with many Schools in Ireland, where our technicians always give their services in an educational manner to encourage the development of the students in both artistic and technical fields. We often take-on Transition Year Students for Work Experience in the fields of Sound and Video.
Star Systems has a long established link with the Waterford International Festival of Light Opera providing Equipment and Operation when desired.
Probably our favourite Festival of the year is the Kilkenny Cat Laughs which takes place on the June Bank Holiday Weekend every year in Kilkenny. Star Systems has provided Sound for many Cat Laughs venues each year and has a developed great friendships and contacts during the festival and all done whilst laughing!! What more could you ask for!!
Below is a price structure guideline for equipment hire
As each venue has different requirements actual prices may vary.
Phone now for a personalised quotation +353 504 21073
All systems can be hired if you have your own operator
We will deliver set it up, stay for one rehearsal and collect
Basic Sound System (per night based on a 5 night run)
3 stage mics, 3 pit mics, 1 off stage mic, 10 radio mics, 4 EV S300 speakers, mixing desk, amplifier and effects rack, sound effects with operation €300plus delivery and set-up
Extras PA requirements
Radio mics @ €15 per mic per day
Inear monitors @ €15 per unit per day
Radio mic dresser @ €100 per day (The society/school can provide someone to do this)
Stage rifle/pzm mics @ €22 per mic for run of show
Pit mics/DIs for orchestra @ €10 for run of show
Monitoring (1 Speaker and Amp) @ €70 for rn of show
Head booms @ €7 for run of show
CD/Mini Disc/DVD player @ €30 for run of show
Projectors and Lighting
Video projectors 2000,3000 and 5000 lumens available with screens, cradle and cables
Orchestra stands and light @ €10 per stand for run of show
Lighting: LED cans , floor lights and more
Spotlights dmx controlled and manual
Stage Communications and Effects
Walkie Talkie (Talk-back System) @ €20 per unit for run of show
Smoke machines: large and small, dmx controlled and manual
Indoor staging 24sq m available 600mm and 300mm high (Self assembly)
Single camera video production inclusive of 25 DVDs €500
Two camera one operator video production inclusive of 30 DVDs €600
Two camera two operator video production inclusive of 30 DVDs €700
Extra DVDs after initial number €10 each
All prices above exclude Vat.
Sound in The Wexford Opera House