We provide creative design and engineering consultancy services to performing arts venues. We prepare feasibility studies, concept designs as well as full construction and schematic designs. From the initial meeting with the client we listen and advise. We are an independent company and alongside our installation experience we are in a good position to specify the right equipment for the job and create a cost effective solution. We can also oversee the project and complete independent commissioning services.
Servicing and PAT testing not only helps compliance in maintaining electrical equipment in a safe and usable condition but will also ensure that you get the peak performance from the equipment avoiding expensive breakdowns and repairs which will also extend the working life of the equipment. We service and PAT test all types of theatre lanterns, LED and intelligent lights, audio and video equipment.
We provide a full design and build service giving continuity throughout the process from the initial meeting to discussing requirements, providing drawings, working within budgets, sourcing and purchasing the correct products for the clients needs through to installation, managing sub-contractors, commissioning, hand-over and training and assisting in the first performance.
Otago Blue Ltd offers a full range of tailored inspection, preventative maintenance and service packages for sound, video and lighting systems and equipment. We can deliver a one off inspection, annual service to full care packages creating a custom cost-effective solution.
We regularly work with the latest theatre technologies and have been involved in specifying new entertainment products. We are specialists at integrating these new technologies by designing and commissioning integral and bespoke solutions into installations. These not only meet the client’s current needs but future proof the infrastructure for future technological advances.
Specialist performance systems, which are not regularly maintained and inspected by experienced engineers, can cause potential risk to staff, students and the public. We undertake Electrical Installation Condition Reports on theatre lighting systems and general venue electrical systems. Our fully qualified and experience engineers will provide an NICEIC certificate for the installation with any observations and recommendations.
We have a wealth of experience and knowledge in the complexity of entertainment venues. We offer a comprehensive installation and commissioning service. As an NICEIC electrical contractor we provide the electrical backbone to these systems as well as the specialist audiovisual and control-cabling infrastructure. Our specialist engineers will install the entertainment equipment, test and commission the systems and provide training. Site staff each hold a variety of health & safety training credentials, ECS or CSCS certified and DBS checked.
We have been providing teaching and training for over ten years ranging from electrical safety and PAT testing courses for staff and technicians to week long technical drama summer courses and assisting with the delivery of GSCE technical drama courses. Richard Parker PGCE an experienced secondary school teacher delivers the training.
We found Otago Blue Ltd both professional and thorough in their undertakings and give continued support. Would defiantly use again and recommend.Matt Hawker, The Guildhall Chard
Otago Blue Ltd have delivered a fantastic and thorough service on our sites. Richard and his team are always on hand to help with technical and specialist guidance to ensure our clients receive the best service possible.Fay Cleary, Sodexo North Swindon PFI
We have used Otago Blue for the last couple of years now, having found them extremely competitive on pricing. They are not only friendly, professional and very thorough in their servicing, but also offer invaluable advice. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.Wendy Woodward, Woodwater Academy
“We do not want to recommend you to anyone else, we want to keep the good contractors to ourselves.”Peter Hammond, The Maynard School
We found the service that Otago Blue provided to be outstanding, at very competitive prices. The level of
technical knowledge/support they delivered shows real expertise, trust and care for their customers. The
work they carried out was completed professionally and with a friendly approach, an absolute pleasure to
work with!Miles Carrigan, Bideford College
Our building project had an incredibly tight turn around and I was therefore delighted that everything
completed on time and to a very high standard. The cheery professionalism of the staff, the reassurance
they were able to give me during the build and the ability to answer all my questions was hugely
appreciated.Angela Blackwell, The Maynard School
Richard and his team have been working with ArtsEd for 18 years, testing both our theatres electrics and
carrying out upgrades and installs. Thoroughness, attention to detail and reliability marks Otago Blue out as
head and shoulders above any competition – I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them, whatever level you’re
working at.Di Stedman, Arts Educational Schools
You went above and beyond to install an excellent school lighting system, which has
enhanced the student’s experience of technical theatre.Jayne McTaggart, TASIS