The stage has no rake and has narrow wings. It is backed by a permanent curved white cyclorama. The flying lines and the stage manager’s corner are located on stage left. The prompt corner and scenery bay is on stage right.
The proscenium opening is 27 feet wide and 17 feet high. The stage is 25 feet deep in total. The stage has a hardboard surface that measures 32 feet wide and 20 feet deep. Once side masking is set, the stage width is 19 feet at its narrowest point.
The stage surface is painted with a matt emulsion, initially in a charcoal colour. If you require a particular stage colour, this should be arranged with the technical director and sufficient time allowed for the stage to be repainted at the end of a day. The stage must be returned to the standard charcoal colour at the end of a hire.
Scenery may not be screwed to the stage floor.
The stage has power sockets available on all sides, plus a 32 amp single phase power supply on stage left.
Orchestra Pit / Apron
The orchestra pit is 23 feet wide and extends 6 feet beyond the front of the stage with a bowed front including a door into the auditorium.
The orchestra pit is accessed from the auditorium or via the under- stage area. It can accommodate up to 20 musicians, but this can vary depending on the instruments being played within the orchestra.
We have 16 music stands available for use, as well as a conductor stand. There are plenty of power sockets within the orchestra pit
An apron can be fitted over the orchestra pit if required, creating additional stage space in front of the main stage curtain. The maximum depth of the apron is six feet.
The stage crew will organise the fitting or removal of the apron. The apron can only be lit using the front of house and roof-based stage lighting. Followspots can light most of the the apron, with the exception of the very front edge of it.
Within the orchestra pit, there is a sound snake back to the sound desk with 12 sends. We can also provide foldback facilities into the orchestra pit. In addition, there are four stage lighting circuit outlets.
You'll be surprised how much is going on - live music, films, talks, plays and of course musicals