There is a counter-weighted flying system for the raising and lowering of cloths, curtains and flat scenery. This may only be operated by trained theatre staff. Appropriate fixing hardware is available for mounting flats etc.
The maximum weight that can be accommodated on any bar is 88kg. Bars with curtain track on them already have some weight on them and so can only accommodate an additional 63kg.
Items for flying:-
- must be constructed so as not to foul other bars, curtains or scenery
- be sufficiently robust to withstand flying operations
- have sufficient, robust flying points
- be fire retardant
The theatre reserves the right to refuse to fly any items that the stage manager believes cannot be flown safely.
All items brought into the theatre and used as part of the set must be rendered fire retardant.
The table details the location and normal use of each of the flying lines.
in feet from front of stage
||House curtain (green)|
||Number 1 lighting bar — 16 channels|
||Flying bar — usually not used (restricted access)|
|6||6.5||Flying bar — with curtain track|
||Top border (restricted depth)|
||Side masking legs (restricted depth)|
||Number 2 lighting bar — 16 channels|
|12||11||Side masking legs|
|13||12||Flying bar — with curtain track|
|15||14||Number 3 lighting bar — 16 channels|
|16||15||Flying bar — with curtain tracks|
|18||17||Side masking legs|
|19||18||Cyclorama lights bar|
|21||20||Flying bar — with curtain track|