About us

Theatrelight was founded in New Zealand in 1972 by theatre lighting designer Rex Gilfillan to provide a range of electronic lighting control products to the Theatre and Television industry. Rex’s previous experience included working in English repertory theatre, the Welsh National Theatre, and in many of London’s West End theatres.

Theatrelight supplies an expanding export market to many countries worldwide. Theatrelight equipment is installed in many major venues in Australia and New Zealand, in Southeast Asia, and in Japan and Korea. Theatrelight’s largest installation base is in the Peoples Republic of China, where its control desks and dimmers are installed in many of the country’s theatres and television stations.

Installations using Theatrelight equipment include the following:

  • Television New Zealand
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Busan Grand Hotel in South Korea
  • China Central Television
  • Bugis Junction Complex in Singapore
  • Civic Theatre Complex 1999 upgrade
  • Planet Hollywood
  • Imax - Force Entertainment Centre, and many more.