Education performing arts centers (PAC) can benefit from an integrated Vari-Lite entertainment lighting solution, providing the perfect venue for school and community performances, speeches, concerts, and more.

    Performing arts center for education productions

    1000+ seats

    Professional-quality equipment

    Secondary or higher education

    School and community productions

    Run by teachers, students, or professional



    Large school theatres are often the second home for many secondary and higher education performing arts programs. These high demand spaces have all the needs of both a traditional school auditorium and a community theatre in a single space.
    With an integrated Vari-Lite lighting solution, secondary and higher education institutions can bring an adaptable visual experience perfect for any production.
    The sophisticated performances in these spaces often rival regional productions but utilize house lighting systems selected with a fixed budget. Luminaires need to be professional-quality workhorse fixtures, and controls need to powerful and intuitive without breaking the bank.
    The Vari-Lite VL600 Acclaim Series offers beautiful color rending, while the VL1600 Profile gives the perfect look every time. To help student techs get the look they want, the NEO X Series Console offers advanced capabilities in an easy-to-learn format.
    To meet the requirements of the many events, large school theatres need a diverse set of theatrical fixtures that can be moved anywhere and full featured moving head luminaires to bring effects and illuminate many different areas of the stage safely without students or staff needing a ladder.
    With our full range of fixtures and customizable power solutions, schools can have the fixture they need more places within a space. Networking Nodes then connect your entire solution over a LAN infrastructure using sACN or Art-Net, ensuring affordable control now and in the future.
    The equipment in large school theatres is often purchased as part of a bond or similar one-time payment. Anything purchased needs to be designed to last for many years.
    Known for high-quality, long-lasting products, many of our luminaires and control devices are still in use years, or even decades, after they were first released. With robust features and updatable software, Vari-Lite products are built for the long term.



    VL1600 Profile (x 8) - precision high-output profile luminaire designed for theatre and studio.


    VL800 EventWash (x 10) - mid-sized full color LED wash with 7 individually controllable LEDs.


    VL600 Acclaim PLE RGBL (x 12) – theatrical profile with excellent color production and output.


    VL600 Acclaim PLE WW (x 17) – theatrical profile with high output and fixed warm white source.


    Coda Cyc (x 8) – seamless coverage for your cyclorama with high CRI and split-color control.

    Small Sanctuary Light Plot