MK – Olympia theatre, May 2014

MK @ The Olympia Theatre (1st May 2014) (56 of 114)

MK - Olympia Theatre

After last year’s highly successful tour, internationally renowned producer and dj, MK returned to Ireland for headline slots at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin & the Savoy Theatre, Cork for JACK, one of Ireland’s largest live promotors


The design was a natural progression from last year’s production just on a larger scale. I incorporated the circular truss that worked so well and added a brand new floor package and 4 3m angled trusses to create a large dominant background. This tour also included live vocals from Anabel Englund so I added side light from Chauvet led wash heads on top of a tungsten front wash and dj special to help with photography and visibility of the artists.


What was a large complex rig and set up was made easier by a great crew and support from venue technicians as well as pre planning and consultations with all the parties involved.

Overall I think this has to be my proudest production so far. I was really pleased that the finished design was a natural evolution of MK’s previous tour and that the design was fully realised and as close as possible to the original concept.

cad drawing

Have a look at some fantastic pictures of the show in the gallery  and head to Sean Smyth Media to see more of the photographer’s work.



Gig facts

  • MK’s second major Irish tour attended by over 4,000 people in 3 days
  • Utilised over 40 moving heads including Elation Rayzor Q7, Robe Robin MMX spot, Clay Paky sharpy, Chauvet 560z led wash as well as 10 Martin Atomic 3000 strobes, 10 active sunstrips, 8 2-way blinders, Martin Rush Pars as truss toners and various house generics
  • Design and CAD drawings created with Capture polar creative software
  • Show programmed and operated on Avolites Pearl Expert with touch wing running Titan version 7



All pictures in the gallery taken by Sean Smyth

There are loads more amazing photos online. check out these albums from Niall Cahill Photography and AG Photography