- Jan 21, 2015
So the EU is introducing rules that theatres etc will have to scrap their old lighting and get new energy efficient lighting systems even though the technology isnt there yet. Generally the people who come up with these rules have never had real jobs, why this autistic attention to detail to a tiny energy use which wouldnt register in any national statistics. So the next time you go to the theatre enjoy the dull spectacular. god forbid they ever regulate fire works displays
NEW bureaucratic rules from the European Union are threatening to seriously damage UK theatres and could fundamentally change the look of theatre productions and even risk leading to local and regional theatres being forced to close.
Brussels policy wonks are proposing to introduce new regulations which would force theatre companies to comply with the same lighting efficiency regulations as homes and office-based businesses.
The changes would mean certain lighting effects used in performances would be difficult to re-create in the future.
There are also concerns the new plans will force venues to replace the entirety of their lighting infrastructure, placing smaller local and regional theatres under significant financial stress.
Explaining her alarm at the proposed regulations, multiple award-winning lighting designer Paule Constable, said: The deeper you read into these proposed regulations, the more alarming the threat becomes.