Accidental Theatre began life in 2011 as a touring arts company and quickly evolved into taking over and converting venues into performance spaces. In 2017, it took over the current space it occupies, an old bank, and redeveloped it as a “venue for people to try things and to grow what they do,” explained Richard Lavery, Artistic Director.
LiveU's LU800 production-level field unit is at the core of the live streaming setup and is connected to three PTZ cameras that can either be controlled onsite or remotely from the control room back at the Accidental Theatre venue. On top of that they use an audio interface that takes a mix out of the desk – or they can build their own mix – into an audio embedder into one of the camera feeds that then comes back to a LiveU server in the control room where they do the final mix. They have one or two operators onsite and one or two in the control room. The LiveU Solo is used to provide ultimate redundancy for the final stream.