Komedia is a well-established live music and comedy venue in the heart of Brighton, renowned for its great atmosphere. Anderson Acoustics provided acoustic advice for the conversion of part of the existing Komedia entertainment venue into two new adjoining cinema auditoriums.
The key challenge of this project was that the new cinema screens were to be located directly above the main venue. Careful acoustic design was required to allow patrons to enjoy films without disturbance from the live music.
We undertook a series of sound and vibration surveys to determine the main transmission paths from the music venues to the cinema auditoriums. Working closely with Panter Hudspith Architects, we tailored our solution using measures such as a carefully engineered floating floor system to provide the required acoustic separation between the different spaces. We also provided acoustic advice on the internal finishes and ventilation systems to ensure the internal acoustics of the cinemas would deliver state of the art sound quality.
The result is an incredibly popular cinema experience that has been well received and a venue where live music and cinematic performance can be simultaneously supported.