Theatres have played a major role in the Peter Albrecht Company since its beginning in 1917. Our histroy includes manufacture and supply of nearly all theatre technologies from simple curtain and track systems to complete theatre design including lights, rigging, lifts and even seating.

Over the last several years our focus has been on motorized rigging systems, specialty hoists and tension wire grids. Our experience is backed by a library of hundreds of design configurations that can be modified to quickly manufacture creative, cost-effective, custom solutions. We pride ourselves on rigging innovation, a perfect product safety record and build quality that lasts decades.

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Lineshaft hoists utilize a single motor to drive multiple cable drums that are spaced several feet apart and are typically located directly above the line set (load) being lifted. This configuration eliminates the need for counterweight and block systems and is well suited for renovations or installations with limited space. Hoists are shipped in sections for ease of transport and installation and are available in customizable drum (lift line) quantity, lifting capacities and travel distances.

Motorized drum winches are single or dual drum hoists with capability for muliple lines per drum. They are a great solution for four-point suspension of speaker clusters or other loads that are not in a straight line set configuration and for line set applications with remote hoist location. Lifting capacity and travel distance is built to your specification.

Tension Wire Grids provide a walking surface over performance areas without creating shadows in overhead lighting. They are constructed of aircraft cable woven in 2" squares and fastened to modular steel frames. Grid systems are designed to work with building support and can include pipe railings for lights and removeable or hinged panels for equipment raising. Tension grids eliminate the need for lifts and are a great investment in safety and efficiency.

Light Focusing Chairs provide a cost effective and green solution to our winches.

Flexilift is a small, one or two line, 399 lb capacity hoist that weighs less than 100 lbs and uses 120V supply. Wireless remote control is available. FlexiLift is a great choice for banners, suspended pieces and chandeliers requiring less than 40 feet of travel.

Pile-On hoists are available for single-line applications with loads or travel distances greater than the FlexiLift's capacity. They are often a great choice for large chandeliers.

Rotary Limit Switches can be used to control any of our products, or can be retrofitted to work with an elevator, crane, or any other commercial or industrial system.

Cable reels simplify bulb replacement by allowing chandeliers to remain lit when lowered.

Application engineering services puts our team of experienced designers to work creating rigging that is safe and fits in your space.

Installation and inspection services are available on a time and material basis.