Lighting Information

Dimmers

There are 72 dimmer circuits from a set of Zero88 Chilli series Dimmers. 60 circuits are rated for 10 Amps of resistive load, the remaining 12 circuits are rated at 16 Amps.

All lighting sockets utilise 15A round pin unfused plugs and outlets.

The lighting control board is a ETC Ion board. A 8 way DMX splitter allows control circuits to be extended to other equipment within the theatre.

Lighting Points

The lighting points are arranged as follows:

  • 3 stage lighting bars each with 16 circuits.
  • The top and bottom cyclorama bars have 4 circuits each.
  • 8 dip (floor) sockets each side of the stage spaced evenly from upstage to downstage
  • 2 sockets are on each of the downstage perches
  • 4 sockets in the orchestra pit
  • 2 sockets at each end of the cyclorama
  • 12 sockets in the roof void
  • 10 sockets to each of the two front of house lighting platform. All of the lighting points are fully patchable

Follow-spots

There are 2 Robert Juliat Buxie Follow-spots, with a colour changer pack, mounted on a tripod in the roof void. The follow-spots are unable to illuminate the very front of the stage apron (orchestra pit) or anywhere in the auditorium.

Lanterns

Available Lanterns
Number Rating Type
3 500 W CCT Minuette Floods
6 500 W PAR 56s
2 650 W CCT Minuette Profile Spot
6 650 W Vision V650Z 14-33 Zoom Profile
14 800 W Selecon SPX 15-35 Profile
16 800 W Selecon SPX 25-50 Profile
10 1000 W PAR 64s
5 1000 W CCT Starlette 1000 Fresnels
4 1000 W Selecon Rama PC
34 1000 W Selecon Rama Fresnel

Additionally there are the 2 sets of cyclorama lights which each consist of 5 sets of 4 lamps each of 500W. The upper set is permanently fixed in place and cannot be moved.

We keep a standard set of gels, gel frames for all lanterns, barn doors for fresnels, gobo holders, gobos and irises for profiles. The standard gobos we keep are listed on the downloads page; you may also bring in custom gobos.

Other Equipment

The theatre also has:-

  • 2 Doughty Tank Traps for placing lanterns at the side of the stage for side lighting
  • 2 UV LED panels
  • 1 Martin Jem ZR44 Hi-mass fog machine
  • 2 Chauvet Hurricane Haze 2D haze machines
  • 1 Le Maitre pyroflash 2 way controller.
  • 1 Le Maitre pyroflash 6 way controller.
  • 6 standard flash pods with cabling.
  • 1 Mirror ball (16 inch) with motor and hanging mount
  • 1 Mirror ball (50 cm) with motor and mount - this is too large to fly on stage

Please ensure that if you are going to make use of any of this equipment the Stage Manager is informed well (preferably 8 weeks) ahead of the hire to ensure equipment is available; in some cases licensing permission has to be obtained.

Hirers Lights and Electrical Equipment

Any electrical equipment that is to be plugged into the theatre electrical or lighting systems must be approved by the Stage Manager before use. The hirer is responsible for ensuring any electrical equipment brought is electrically safe and correctly labelled. Inductive loads must not be plugged into the dimmers.