The Extended Theatre Experience was funded by The Technology Strategy Board as an exploration of how technology can extend and ultimately enhance a live performance experience, like theatre or a music concert.
Watershed, Bristol Old Vic and Hewlett-Packard Labs worked together to create a specially-commissioned, short piece of theatre that used new video and audio capture technologies in every element of the production. Over a run in April at the Bristol Old Vic, the team tested the capacity of this technology to capture the experience of attending a live performance. The team then explored different ways of delivering this digital experience to a viewer or end user, either inside and outside the auditorium.
The Extended Theatre Experience was awarded a Media Innovation Award 2009 in the Live Category.
To see images from the Theatre Extended Reality Experience visit the Pervasive Media Studio Flickr page- click here.
View a short film documenting the process of the Extended Theatre Experience, Created, filmed and edited by studio resident Geoffrey Taylor: