The Han Show Theater

Wuhan, Hubei, China

To make the ambitious goals of Franco Dragone’s Han Show a reality, we collaborated with Stufish Entertainment Architects to create the state-of-the art, purpose-built Han Show Theater. The spectacular water show required the design and specification of numerous unconventional and challenging pieces of theatre equipment and infrastructure including three large mechanized articulated robot arms, each of which holds a pivoting LED screen measuring 7 meters by 11 meters. The venue features 2,000 seats on pivoting platforms surrounding a 10 million liter performance basin. Working with the design team, we designed and specified 13 wet and dry lifts, which allow the user to create a dry thrust stage that can lower into the basin for access to scenic elements stored in underwater garages. Additionally, to meet the show’s need for special and atmospheric effects, we designed one-of-a-kind theatre systems and infrastructure.

The Han Show Theater
Credit: Wanda Wuhan Central Cultural Tourism District Development Co., Ltd.
Credit: Stufish Entertainment Architects
Credit: Stufish Entertainment Architects
Owner

Wanda Cultural Tourism Planning & Research Institute Co., Ltd.,

Architect

Stufish Entertainment Architects

Acoustician

Jaffe Holden

Users

Dragone

Seat count

2000

Construction type

New construction

Theatre type

Commercial

Services

Concept design, theatre planning, and acoustics; design and specification of seating, stage machinery, theatre lighting, audio, projection, and effects; engineering advice for pool, corrosion control, and aquatics; site representation through construction

Completion

2014

Venue website

dragone.com/en/shows/the-han-s...

The Han Show Theater
Credit: Stufish Entertainment Architects

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