Onderhoud Theatertechniek

From concept to realisation

The team in the Stage Machinery Maintenance Department manage, modify and maintain the technical installations and moving equipment for productions.

From concept to realisation

As a department, they are always looking for opportunities to improve systems and tailor them even more closely to the needs of users, including creators, artists, dancers, and staff. They carry out new projects, replacements and modifications regularly – in consultation with users, suppliers and manufacturers.

Some impressive technology

  • Electric motors that silently drive a 16m diameter turntable with a load-bearing capacity of 25,000 kg.
  • Pneumatics that can move 30.000kg set easily and quickly with the aid of large floating floors
  • Hydraulics that enable artists to come up through the stage from the lower stage on a lift
Onderhoud Theatertechniek


For moving equipment in productions such as lifts, turntables and trolleys, the department looks for standard solutions wherever possible.

Because why develop something that will disappear into storage along with the set for years afterwards, when you could also develop something that experience and research show could be used for other productions? That way, the department helps ensure materials and systems are used in a more sustainable way, and financial resources are used effectively.

Did you know ...

  • ... there are more than 200 computer-controlled drives (axes) that can be used to build or change scenery?
  • ... there are 5 lifting floors that go up or down by 3 metres and can be tilted by 10 percent, each with a maximum load of 12,000 kg?
  • ... internal transport of up to 60,000 kilos takes place almost every day via 5 coupled floating floors, for moving scenery over main, side, rear and assembly floor?
  • ... there are more than 200 inspections of lifting and hoisting machines per year?
  • ... there are more than 15,000 electrical engineering inspections (NEN3140) per year of work equipment, cables, fittings and installations?


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Dirk Bakker
Dirk Bakker
Head of Stage Machinery Maintenance
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