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Studio Theatre


Studio Theatre

  • Flat floor, raked modular seating can be positioned in various configurations, from 120 seats (end stage) to 200 seats in-the-round
  • 12 wheelchair spaces on the balcony


  • Studio stage; flat floor with central trapped area 12m x 3.5m
  • Floor surface - painted tempered hardboard over 1" plywood
  • Stage floor loading 7.5kN/m² (765kg/m²)

Performing Area

  • Varies according to seating configuration

Flying System

  • 2 counterweighted bars, double purchase(CW) (SWL 150kg each)
  • 2 hand winch bars (SWL 150kg each)
  • Thomas Lighting Truss frame in centre: overall size 7.22m W x 2.61m D, max. 6.7m H suspended on motorized chain hoists, max. loading capacity 2000kg

Stock Masking

  • Black masking flattage 1.2m W x 2.47m H (wool serge)
  • All walls painted black

Get In (with closure of Loading Bay A)

** Stage Equipment

  • Various rigging hardware and hoist units available
  • Cougar XLT 2900 hydraulic lift (max 8.8m H)
  • Stock rostra available
  • Choir risers, musician chairs, music stands and upright piano by arrangement



  • Located in room above balcony


  • ETC Emphasis control system (Insight face-panel) with server backup
  • 144 dimmers: 140 x 2kW, 4 x 5kW
  • Control patch at switchboard, mains patch individually


  • Profiles:
    • CCT mini 650W x 15
    • ETC Source Four Zoom 25L- 50L 750W x 20
  • Fresnels:
    • CCT Minuette 650W x 10
    • CCT Starlette 1kW x 30
  • Others:
    • CCT Mini PC 650W x 10

** Scenic Projection:

  • Pani BP-2 2kW x 2
  • Pani Effect Motor Unit x 2
  • With 2 x flame wheels, 2 x fleecy cloud wheels, 2 x Stormy cloud wheels, 2 x water wheels

Lighting Positions

  • Thomas Truss in centre bay
  • Light bridge x 2
  • Catwalks above balcony

** Accessories

  • Martin Magnum 2500 Hz x 2
  • Smoke Factory Captain D x 1
  • Peasouper dry ice machine x 1
  • A range of Lee filters stocked

Auxiliary Power Supplies (220V 50Hz)

  • Stage level 100Amps 3 phase
  • Connection - Terminals
  • Require: WR1 issued by REW & REC
  • REW (Registered Electrical Worker)
  • REC (Registered Electrical Contractor) 



  • Located in room above balcony

House console

  • Mackie Onyx 3280 32-channel analogue mixing console with 8 groups, 8 aux sends, 10 x 2 matrix out

** Signal processing equipment

  • BSS FCS960 equalizers, BSS DPR series comp/limiters, Lexicon PCM70 reverb unit, XTA GQ600 equalizers, Yamaha SPX990 multi-effect processor

** Playback equipment

  • Marantz PMD331/ 340 CD players, Tascam MD801R Mini-Disc recorders

** Microphones

  • Dynamic:
    • AKG D541E, D90S
    • AUDIX D4, OM6
    • Electro-Voice RE20
    • Sennheiser BF531, e 835-S, MD421, MD422, MD738FE
    • Shure Beta58, SM57, SM58
  • Condenser:
    • AKG CK1, GN30, GN50
    • AUDIX M1250
    • Crown PCC160
    • Neumann KM140, KM184
    • Ramsa WM-S5E
    • Sennheiser BF5032
    • Shure SM85, SM87

** Wireless Microphones

  • Sennheiser Evolution 500 series, (Lavalier or Hand-held)

** Mobile Speakers

  • Apogee ACS-2
  • Bose 402, 32se
  • Duran Audio U-14 self-power loudspeaker
  • Fender SPL-1282, SPL-1285
  • Galaxy Audio GHSVC monitor, GPA5XD140 powered monitor
  • LEM powered loudspeaker SPN6A, T3A, T5A, T5MA, T5SA
  • Martin Audio CXW Stage Monitor
  • Meyer Sound UPM-1P self-power loudspeaker
  • Tannoy Wildcats series (Jaguar, Puma)


  • Stage Manager's desk at Upper Gallery with talkback system, cue light system, cast call paging system to dressing rooms, CCTV monitor viewing stage and conductor
  • Intercom system available at all control points
  • Infrared monitor viewing stage
  • CCTV monitors in all foyers for latecomers

Other Facilities

** Dressing Rooms

  • Accommodating 16 total: Dressing rooms Nos. 16-18 one floor below stage level with staircase access to backstage
  • All equipped with access codes locks
  • DR16,17 for 5 persons each
  • DR18 for 6 persons

Artists' facilities

  • Show relay / cast paging
  • Showers in each dressing room
  • CCTV by arrangement
  • Telephone at Technical Entrance
  • Laundry / wardrobe maintenance facilities
  • Toilet on each floor level
  • Temporary quick-change can be created at stage level


Studio Theatre Technical Drawing

Studio Theatre Technical Drawing
(PDF) / (CAD)

Studio Theatre General Information

Studio Theatre General Information


The Academy reserves the right to amend or upgrade venue facilities without notice.
* Optional equipment for which an additional daily hire charge will apply.
** These items are shared amongst several venues. Their availability for a particular hiring is at the management's sole discretion.