There are 120 channels of dimming, on two motorised bars front of house, a fixed grid above the stage, and at various points around the auditorium. All circuits and fixtures are to 16A. Any of these circuits can be switched to hard-power. There are DMX points and Category-6 lighting data points throughout the venue.

  • 10 x CE SmartPack 12-channel dimmer racks (2.3kW each, installed)
  • ETC Ion console
  • 2 x Prolights Luma 700 moving head spots
  • 8 x ETC ColorSource LED PARs
  • 8 x Martin Rush PAR 2 RGBW Zoom LED PARs
  • 10 x Source Four Junior 25-50° Profiles
  • 14 x ETC Source Four Fresnels
  • 8 x PAR64
  • 4 x PAR64 floorcans
  • 6 x Chauvet COLORado Tour 144 LED Battens (permanent for cyc lighting)
  • 6 x PAR 16 birdies
  • 2 x Apollo Right Arms (fitted with 2 of the Martin Rush PARs)
  • Chauvet Amhaze-Eco hazer
  • Jem ZR25 smoke machine
  • 50cm mirror ball & motor
  • Standard gel & gobo stock



  • FBT Verve 108 & 112 PA system
  • FBT Subline 18S Subs
  • Lab Gruppen C-Series Amplifiers
  • Allen & Heath QU32 Digital Mixer with AR-2412 audio rack
  • Fully patchable audio lines and speakon points around the venue
  • QLab 4 Pro show control software (audio & video licence)
  • CD & iPod/iPhone playback
  • 2 x Shure SM58 microphones
  • 4 x AKG D5 dynamic microphones
  • 2 x Rode NT5 condenser microphones
  • 2 x Sennheiser ew100 G3 handheld radio mics OR ew300 G4 bodypack mics
  • 6 x DI boxes
  • 8 x mic stands



  • Christie LWU701i-D 7000-lumen HD projector (1920 x 1200 res., installed)
  • Motorised projection screen from above stage (6m x 3.75m)
  • Kramer video switcher
  • VGA, HDMI & mini-DisplayPort patches to projector at control position & backstage
  • Fibre-optic patch throughout venue


Stage Management

  • TecPro dual-circuit comms system (6 headsets)
  • Swiping house tabs
  • White cyclorama and full blacks as backing to the stage (2 hand-line-operated tracks)
  • Paging system and show relay to dressing room
  • Camera relay to all backstage areas (stage view)
  • Backstage blue workers


Other Facilities

  • 2 x dressing rooms with dressing tables, mirrors & storage (can be unpartitioned into 1 large room)
  • Additional dressing room space by use of the adjacent Sports Hall (subject to availability)
  • Large foyer/entrance space with bar and box-office/cloakroom
  • Bar area equipped with sink, fridge, water boiler, glasswasher and cups/glasses
  • Backstage toilets and showers
  • Large costume room/green room (with rails, washing machine and work areas)
  • Separate stage-door entrance for cast and crew
  • Backstage crossover
  • Clean 32A-1ph power supply backstage-left, and clean 63A-3ph power supply backstage-right
  • Lectern
  • Yamaha CP40 stage piano (subject to availability)
  • Flat & direct stage access for load-in
  • 100 parking spaces on-site
  • Step-free access to stage & many auditorium seats
  • Assisted listening system
  • Access to the venue’s online box office system (TicketSource)
  • Full catering/refreshment packages available (quotes on request)


Venue Plans