About Us

We offer an expert approach to the demands of entertainment installation projects. Whether it’s a top West End theatre, a cruise ship or a multipurpose arts venue, PTB understands its client’s needs and has the ability to respond productively and positively every time. PTB’s mission is to bring an intelligent and sympathetic approach to its clients’ projects. The business covers the fields of electrical design, installation, project management and test & inspection.
PTB is backed by an experienced team of design and engineering professionals with combined industry knowledge in excess of eighty years. We believe in providing quality solutions backed up by durable and dependable equipment and are proactive in integrating new technology and the latest industry innovations. However it’s not just about installations! PTB can also provide design & manufacturing services of bespoke facility panels, powerlock distribution and one off, bespoke built solutions.

PTB engineers each have CSCS accreditation and are certified under the Joint industry board scheme

News

Check out the latest news and learn more about our most recent projects.

  • stephen-joseph-theatre-scarborough-bedwyns February 2018Stephen Joseph Theatre ScarboroughFuture Proofing With the introduction of LED light fittings into the performance lighting market, the Stephen Joseph Theatre were looking to replace their ageing Compulite Dimmer installation and decided to install five ETC ColorSource ThruPower Racks. This meant a radicalisation of the existing infrastructure. Working with the Chief Electrician, Paul Stear, Push The Button provided […]

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  • Arcadia December 2017P&O Dry Docks 2017Local Entertainment System Upgrades, Arcadia and Oceana. P&O Cruises tendered works to be carried out on two ships whilst in dry dock, to be carried out consecutively in Hamburg, Germany. Push The Button worked with Carnival UK’s entertainment department. The team worked on the Arcadia to deliver local entertainment system upgrades to the Rising Sun, […]

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  • Shaftsbury_Theatre November 2017Shaftesbury Theatre DawlishProduction Lighting Upgrades Following the installation of new pile winches and hemp flying bars in 2015, Push The Button worked with the staff and volunteers at the Shaftesbury Theatre Dawlish to overhauled their production lighting. All of the twin and earth cables were removed and replaced with a galvanised trunking system and custom internally wired […]

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  • Bridge Theatre September 2017London Theatre CompanyBridge Theatre Push The Button were employed to join the gaps between items delivered in the main contract and items rewarded as a direct loose equipment supply.  At short notice, Push The Button installed a comprehensive network of CAT5 tie lines that gave the theatre users the option of extending networking or providing single universe […]

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  • OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA August 2017Guildhall School of Music and DramaSilk Street Theatre, Production Lighting Upgrades Push The Button worked with Theatre Projects on a performance specification to provide an ETC Sensor Dimming replacement to the ageing legacy Strand LD90 Dimmers, together with a comprehensive LED working light and house lighting system. As this is a Grade II listed building, considerable work was undertaken to […]

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  • Lyttelton August 2017National TheatreLyttelton Theatre Production Lighting Upgrades The National Theatre management decided to remove the distributed dimming from the Lyttelton Theatre and revert back to a central dimmer room. Push The Button worked with Lighting Resources to facilitate the design. Push The Button also undertook the replacement of two legacy distribution boards (TP1 and TP2) which had […]

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  • Sense August 2017SenseFlexible Learning and Performance Space Sense have relocated to a new purpose-built premise in Selly Oak Birmingham, housed within the building is a flexible learning and performance space. Push The Button worked with Laura Benson and Stephanie Tyrell to install a small infrastructure of Lighting, Audio and Video to meet their budget and expectations. Push […]

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  • Bris Hip 1 July 2017Bristol HippodromeLED Houselighting The Bristol Hippodrome were looking to replace their tungsten houselighting system with an LED alternative and Push The Button were approached to help with the design and installation. This was a special project for Push The Button managing director, Nick Ewins, who worked on the upgrade of the venues gas emergency lighting to […]

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  • Edinburgh Playhouse 2 July 2017Edinburgh PlayhouseLED Houselighting The Edinburgh Playhouse carried out a full auditorium re-decoration over a number of short closure periods with some unique access solutions to minimise the closure period. Push The Button worked with the Theatre’s technical staff and ATG’s technical management to design and install a GDS ‘Fade to Warm’ ArcLamp system, supplemented by discreetly […]

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  • Fantastic Journey April 2017Fantastic JourneyLED Scenic Panels A departure from Push The Buttons normal remit saw the team working with Princess Cruises to supply an innovative solution for a comprehensive LED installation onto motorised scenic panels. Working with Brilliant Stages and Stage Technologies, Push The Button provided two hundred thousand pixels of addressable LED. A total of three hundred […]

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  • WHP March 2017West Horsley PlaceNew Opera Theatre Grange Park Opera undertook the ambitious feet of building a new Opera Theatre within 14 months and Push The Button were proud to be asked to provide all of the new technical infrastructure. The project included relocating some equipment from the company’s previous residence in Hampshire. Push The Button worked with the […]

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  • img_5853.jpg March 2017Grange Festival OperaProduction System Upgrades Following the departure of Grange Park Opera from Hampshire, Push The Button were delighted to work with Michael Moody and his new team at Grange Festival Opera to refurbish the mechanical and electrical systems at this unique venue. Works included a new 25 line set motorised flying system, fibre optic cable distribution, […]

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  • criterion-theatre January 2017CriterionDistribution Board Upgrades Following the successful production lighting rewire and dimmer replacement in 2015, Push The Button were asked to work with the theatre electrics department to replace all of the non-compliant non production distribution boards in the venue. PTB worked to complete the project without any interruptions to the venue’s schedule. Push The Button […]

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  • NT October 2016National TheatrePublic Address and Voice Alarm System Upgrades The National Theatre was looking for a contractor to replace their existing PAVA system. Push The Button were chosen for their flexible approach and their ability to handle all of the work without any subcontractors. The PAVA equipment was all relocated to a new larger room situated in […]

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  • Barbican Pit Theatre August 2016Barbican Pit TheatreProduction Lighting Upgrades Working directly for city of London, Push The Button were contracted to fully refurbish production lighting at the Pit Theatre. This was a historic job for Push The Button’s Managing Director, Nick Ewins, as he worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company 25 years earlier on the first design for this space. The […]

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  • Barbican Theatre August 2016Barbican TheatreReplacement of ETC sensor dimmers. The Barbican Theatre was one of the UK’s first installation of sensor racks. The City of London decided to replace the cabinets to introduced flexible ThruPower modules to each of the outgoing circuits. Push The Button were selected to carry out the upgrades. The work was carried out during the […]

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  • RNCM August 2016Royal Northern College of MusicInstallation of technical infrastructure for Studio One Following the success of the Concert Hall project in 2014, Push The Button were asked to work with the team at the Royal Northern College of Music again to develop an exciting technical infrastructure to support a new pop foundation course, with the development of an isolated audio […]

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  • youngvic July 2016Young Vic TheatreRear of House Paging Upgrades The Young Vic Theatre were looking to upgrade their rear of house paging, Push The Button worked with the in-house sound department to develop a solution which gave them local selection of each dressing room in the show relay system. The installation happened during a two-week closure where the building […]

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  • Barbican 1 and Two July 2016Barbican Auditoriums One and TwoInstallation of LED Lighting and Control System The Barbican Centre’s Auditorium One and Two required the installation of high impact low current LED lighting. Working with the city of London, Push The Button designed a scheme which used sympathetically installed internally wired bars over the presentation space and connected to a control system of GrandMA […]

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  • Nottingham Concert Hall July 2016Nottingham Theatre RoyalInstallation of Multiple Video Displays for Digital Signage Push The Button were approached by the Director of Sales, Marketing and Development for Nottingham Theatre Royal to provide Digital Signage to the existing foyer and the new enhanced Concert Hall box office. Push The Button undertook the sympathetic installation of power and data cables to ensure a […]

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  • Konnigsdam May 2016KoningsdamRoyal Christening of Holland America’s New Ship – Koningsdam An unusual detour to Push The Buttons normal repertoire of work saw them approached by regular client, Holland America Line, to undertake the design, supply and delivery of the technical infrastructure for the ships naming ceremony. The ship was named by Queen Maxima of the Netherlands […]

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  • london-coliseum-guided-tours February 2016London ColiseumNew Motor Control Interface The Coliseum were looking for a new motor control infrastructure to be installed on their fly floor, grid and auditorium roof to give them centrally located control of their temporary rigging motors. Push The Button worked with the Head of Technical at English National Opera, to develop a solution of power […]

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  • PTB_Arnolfini_ColorSource-1 January 2016ArnolfiniInstallation of ETC ColorSource Dimmers and Enhanced Infrastructure The Arnofini had ageing Thorn Dimmers and an urgent need for replacement. During liaisons and surveys with the Buildings and Facilities Manager, Push The Button discovered that the existing wiring had insufficient earthing and protection for a modern system. This eye to detail set Push The Button […]

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  • Olympia December 2015Olympia Theatre DublinProduction Systems Upgrades Working in association with Production Services Ireland, Push The Button carried out the full refurbishment of the Theatres production lighting, production sound, stage management and counterweight flying system. The job was designed by Push The Button and coordinated with the theatres technical manager and carried out without any closure period. Push The Button […]

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  • lowry auditorium October 2015The Lowry – Auditorium LightingUpgrade to house lighting in the Lyric Theatre, utilising GDS ArcSystem, custom step lights and ETC Paradigm control system. Working directly for the Lowry Centre on a project designed by Theatre Projects Consultants to relight the upper circle areas of the Lyric Theatre auditorium. Using LED technology allowed the upper circle areas to be lit […]

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  • SONY DSC October 2015Deptford Town Hall Council ChamberInstallation of production facilities and LED House lighting utilising GDS drivers, GDS ArcLamps and custom full width LED light boxes. Push The Button were approached directly by Goldsmiths University who operate and manage Deptford Town Hall to provide a unique solution for the production facilities and House Lighting during the rebishment of the Council Chambers. […]

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  • de montfort October 2015De Montfort Hall Orchestra LightingInstallation of GDS ArcSystem 8 Cell luminaires to provide fully dimmable. high brightness lighting for use in classical concerts. With the continued reduction in the availability of high wattage halogen lamps, the De Montfort Hall were looking for an alternative solution to replace their ageing 1kW source orchestra lighting. GDS ArcSystem 8 Cell luminaires were […]

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  • phone box May 2015Grange Park Opera – Phone Box OperaInstallation of full audio and lighting systems in the Grange Park Opera’s smallest venue – a reproduction British Telephone Box! Sometimes, its not all about the size, but what you do with it. Push The Button were approached by Grange Park Opera after a long standing relationship carrying out works at there regular venue of […]

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  • birmingham September 2014Birmingham HippodromeReplacement of house lighting in the main auditorium, the Patrick Centre, foyer and front of house bar and circulation areas. Custom illuminated Row End luminaires and all associated control systems. Push The Button worked closely with the Birmingham Hippodrome technical staff to design and install an energy effient lighting solution for their 1900 seat auditorium. […]

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  • barbican June 2013The Barbican Concert HallGeneral lighting and colour changing lighting features around the rear of house areas of the Barbican Concert Hall. Push The Button recently completed the installation of the new lighting system, rear of house at the Barbican Concert Hall – the home of the London Symphony Orchestra. Push The Button were initially approached by Yvette Chin […]

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  • coliseum-lodon April 2013The Coliseum, LondonBang on schedule, PTB completed the installation of the new dimmer system for English National Opera at the London Coliseum. In just five weeks, PTB removed the fifteen existing, problematic Strand SLD96 dimmer racks and replaced them with ten new ABD Eurodim Twin Tech racks, incorporating the DimSwitch modules that can operate as either dimmers […]

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  • savoy February 2013The Savoy Theatre, LondonWorking on behalf of White Light Ltd, PTB have recently completed the replacement of production lighting dimmers at The Savoy Theatre. The existing EC90 dimmers were replaced with four ETC Sensor3 ESR36 racks along with the installation of a custom termination chamber to deal with a large quantity of MICC cables installed in the theatre. […]

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  • the-link September 2012The Link, ThamesmeadWorking on behalf of Solutions AV, PTB have provided design and installation services for the second phase of works at The Link Thamesmead, a stunning new, state-of-the-art community hub made up of nine arches located under the Harrow Manor Way flyover in the heart of Thamesmead. The works have consisted of the design, supply and […]

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  • lyceum August 2012Lyceum Theatre Dimmer ChangeThe weekends & Monday’s of early August has seen PTB installing replacement dimmers into the Lyceum Theatre, London, on behalf of White Light. Out with the old and in with the new ETC Sensor’s, with the works carefully coordinated to always leave a functioning system for the week performances of ‘The Lion King’, prior to […]

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  • marlborough July 2012Marlborough College’s Theatre SystemFollowing an annual inspection, the existing five manual raise & lower winches were found not to comply with current standards and with only 3 weeks until a pre-booked Summer school needing to use the venue, PTB were contacted and asked to assist. Not one to walk away from a challenge, PTB carried out a site […]

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  • garage-park April 2012PTB Automate Grange Park Opera’s RevolvesNot limiting ourselves to just electrical works, when Grange Park Opera wanted to update their existing hydraulic revolve control system PTB provided a solution. The masses of existing hydraulic hoses which were installed from sub stage to stage right were removed and replaced with speed and directional electronic proportional values fitted adjacent to the power […]

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  • production March 2012Custom Production DistributionEarly March saw a new Production Distribution panel installed down stage left at the Birmingham Hippodrome. Designed by PTB’s Andy Phillips to comply not only with the clients requirements, but also to latest British Standards (BS7671:2008(2011) Requirements for Electrical Installations, IET Wiring Regulations 17th Edition, Amendment No. 1 and BS7907:2011 Code of practice for temporary […]

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The Team

Nick Ewins

Managing Director

Jenny Ewins

Finance Director

Andy Phillips

Design Manager

Adrian Veale

Operations Manager

Contact Us

We are based at:

Push The Button Limited
Unit 5, Garonor Way
Royal Portbury Dock
Bristol
BS20 7XE

T: 0117 370 2626
E: HELLO@PTB.CO.UK


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