Curve Theatre

Open flexible Service Oriented Communications

Curve opened in Leicester in November 2008, following a five year development programme. Designed by renowned architect, Rafael Vinoly, the theatre has been funded by Leicester Council, the Arts Council and the European Commission with a remit to reinvigorate a run down area of the City. Curve is changing centuries of theatrical tradition through its highly innovative use of technology. Designed ‘inside out’ with the stage in the centre and foyers around the outside, the theatre has no backstage area, meaning both actors and scenery technicians are constantly on display to the audience. “The theatre was conceived to reflect Leicester’s multi-cultural and cosmopolitan nature,” says Ruth Eastwood, Chief Executive, Curve. “It is also the most technologically advanced theatre in Britain, using cutting edge technology in all areas from the stage management to communications.”


Challenges

  • Innovative theatre design
  • Desire for leading edge communications
  • Integration of information and communication systems required

Solution

  • UNIVERGE Sphericall
  • Platform architecture based on
  • Service Oriented Communications(SOC)
  • Multimedia Contact centre with integration to business applications
  • IP wireless communications 

Results

  • Open, flexible software based communications infrastructure
  • Wireless communications enables flexible, effective communication
  • Open source solution integrates with ticketing
  • Ability to offer chargeable telephony and communication services to visiting companies, performers and corporate users

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