GK Productions upgrades St Virgil's College Auditorium with EV Products

St Virgil's
St Virgil's
St Virgil's

Electro-Voice in St Virgil's College Auditorium


St Virgil’s College is one of Tasmania’s oldest and most respected boys’ schools. Founded in 1911 as a Catholic day and boarding school, today St Virgil’s provides a contemporary, engaging and fun-filled education for day students which continues to honour the College’s rich history and traditions.

More than 750 boys aged from 8 to 16 are enrolled in Grade 3 to Year 10 classes, all engaging in first class educational opportunities and experiences set within modern, purpose built learning and teaching facilities.

As the College has expanded, St Virgil’s found that they did not have enough seating in their auditorium to comfortably seat the entire student cohort for assemblies. The solution involved seating some of the students on the stage area and conducting visual presentations from the back of the stage. This however posed various audio-related issues for the audience.

The original sound system, installed in 2000, required an urgent upgrade. In line with the College’s high-quality education standards, St Virgil’s sought a high-quality solution to address the audio- visual needs of the Joyce Performance Centre. A great result would ultimately improve the auditorium’s usage, including production of assemblies, and a busy schedule of musical concerts, musical theatre and drama performances.

GK Productions, founded in 2012 by Gareth Kays, was approached about the job. As one of the largest integrator and installation specialists in Tasmania, with over 20 years of experience and a solid reputation in theatre production and sound installation, Gareth was well suited for the execution of St Virgil’s audio requirements.