The useable stage area is approx 25 ft wide by 18 ft deep, with 5 ft wing space either side. Whilst this may sound a little on the small side, it is always surprising what can be packed into small areas! ‘Good things come in little packages’, it’s often said! A permanent addition to the stage is a 16 ft x 4 ft aluminium decking forestage, flanked by 2′ 6″ wide treads to the auditorium floor, with side thrusts in front of each proscenium arch, accessible directly from the main stage.
The venue owns an increasing stock of Litedeck stage decks At present we have three 8 x 4 foot and three 4 x 4 foot pieces plus one section at 4 x 2 feet. These can be used as low-level dais solutions as well as being built as an upstage band rail (standard 6′ 6″ from stage level) to provide ample room for 10 to 15 musicians during larger shows.
In addition to the main house curtains, there are two intermediate and one rear tab track, with black tabs on line 1 and blacks on line 3 as standard. There are three cloth barrels, tied off on the raised fly tower, although, regrettably, as there is little space above stage, only rolled cloths can be flown. As standard, we have a white cyc on the rear-most barrel. The Stage Manager’s corner is equipped with talkback position (as are the DSR, USR, USL and fly positions).
The theatre has Jem ZR12 DMX, Martin Magnum 800 and Magnum 550 smoke machines and a Le Maitre MVS professional haze machine.
There is an in-house pyrotechnics system utilising professional standard Le Maitre pyro effects. Note that users will be permitted to use pyrotechnics ONLY if approved by the theatre management, and all intended use of pyro MUST be advised in detail in advance.