Madrid’s Teatro Real relies on GSUV ultraviolet light to disinfect its spaces

Madrid’s Teatro Real relies on GSUV ultraviolet light to disinfect its spaces.

Teatro Real, the most emblematic theatre in Spain, incorporates GoldenSea UV Ultraviolet-C disinfection products, supported by Madrid-based Stonex, to guarantee the well-being and health of its artists, workers, and spectators. This tried and tested solution is a complement to traditional cleaning and ensures 99.9% virus inactivation.

From the moment it reopened its doors, the Teatro Real has adopted all the mandatory and recommended health measures specified by the Community of Madrid: limited audience capacity, the use of hydroalcoholic gel for cleaning hands, and the mandatory use of masks during the entire performance is the new way to enjoy culture in Spain.

In addition, the theatre has taken the initiative to reinforce its disinfection protocols with ultraviolet-C light technology, applying it across many areas within the theatre as an extra stage in safeguarding the well-being of artists, workers, and spectators.

The Teatro Real Project collaborated with Stonex which advised on the best ways to disinfect the different areas within the theatre. The solution incorporates 4 GoldenSea UV UVL150 units within the stage and auditorium areas, and 2 of the mobile GSUV UVM216 unit for backstage and rehearsal rooms.

The UVL150 device has a versatile design that is perfect for fixed installations, but equally at home for mobile use when supported on a flat surface. It delivers a high rate of disinfection, reaching 160 m² in just 120 minutes. The UVM216 model is ideal for use in spaces from 60 m² to 240 m². Its dimensions are slightly taller than that of the UVL150 and it is supported on wheels which facilitate its easy movement from one area to another.

All GSUV products have been designed with built-in security measures that guarantee compliance with the UNE 0068 specification and safe handling: delayed start to allow the evacuation of the area to be disinfected; remote control; motion sensor that switches off the device when it detects movement of a person or animal; drop sensor (in mobile units); red or green indicator lights, as well as an audio warning signal.

Stonex worked closely with Teatro Real in supporting and supplying the UVC equipment for this project from its partner Goldensea UV, a world leader in professional lighting production. Goldensea UVC devices are developed from high-quality quartz glass tubes that allow full transmission of ultraviolet light in the spaces to be disinfected. It is an ozone-free technology that leaves no residues.

Faced with the challenge of preventing the spread of Covid-19, UV-C light is the effective, safe, and tested option. Endorsed by scientific research, UVC disinfection products do not present any health risk as long as they are used in accordance with the manufacturer´s instructions and as a complementary measure to traditional cleaning.

Photos: Javier Del Real