The Future of Audiovisual Systems in Performance Venues

The future of concerts, sports, and other events at performance venues is full of possibility. After all, audio visual solutions are only becoming more capable, immersive and engaging.

From enhanced visuals to more opportunities for audience participation, let’s explore the ways in which AV technology is advancing in the modern performing arts space.

Venues Are Even More Immersive

The Sphere in Las Vegas is a prime example of the three-dimensional entertainment experience. The 18,600-seat auditorium contains a 16K resolution wraparound interior LED screen, exceptionally powerful speakers with wave field synthesis technologies and even 4D physical effects. Concerts at the Sphere have been described as surreal and totally one-of-a-kind. Madison Square Garden Company, the masterminds behind the project, have stated that they intend to build more Sphere venues around the world.

As other performance venues refine their spaces and seek to draw new audiences, the live show experience will only become more immersive and boundary-pushing. The heightened sense of immersion that showgoers experience with the right AV technology can also mean a deeper connection with the performers.

Audience Engagement is Easier Than Ever

Anyone who has been to a sporting event is familiar with how AV is utilized to engage an audience. Interactive polls, quizzes and even the dreaded Kiss Cam all boost excitement and create a sense of community throughout the game.

The integration of smartphones and dedicated handheld devices during performances has allowed more seamless audience participation during shows. In some instances, performing artists have utilized AV technology and smartphones to interact more quickly with fans. Clearly, a live show no longer has to be a passive viewing experience – it has become fast-paced, interactive and all the more thrilling thanks to innovative audio visual equipment.

Remote Audiences Can Enjoy Superior Audio and Visual Quality

Livestreaming events skyrocketed in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic, but many associated those streams with poor sound and visual quality. Fortunately, this is no longer always the case.

With the integration of high-definition cameras, complex audio systems and robust streaming platforms, the gap between attending a live performance and watching one remotely has significantly narrowed. Viewers can now enjoy crystal-clear video quality, capturing every detail of the performance, while multi-camera setups provide dynamic perspectives and close-ups to the comfort of their own homes.

The Future of Performance AV is Here

As technology continues to evolve, live shows will continue to become even more extraordinary.

You, too, have the power to amplify your art with the right audio and visual equipment. EDC is committed to bringing you superior AV setup for your venue. Connect with an audio visual consultant today to learn more.