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The Studio

The Studio

The Studio is a "black box" performance space in which the configurations of performance area vary. Seating uses freestanding rostra.

The Studio is available for hire as a performance or conference space, or during the day as a rehearsal space (subject to availability).

Detailed information


  • total performing and seating area 8.34m x 14.02m
  • small wing 6.1m x 4.6m
  • height to ceiling 5.4m
  • determined by the performing and seating configuration
  • maximum varies from 72-120
Lighting and Sound control
There is a mobile control perch that can be positioned in different places around the Studio to suit each production. DMX and loudspeaker tie lines are provided in 6 panels.

  • ETC Express 24/48 control console
  • 48 channels x 3kW – all dimmable
  • 56 x 15A outlets terminated in a patch panel allowing flexibility in channel-to-dimmer allocation
  • basic luminaire rig which is included in the hire, access to which is by scaffolding tower
  • house lights are provided by separately dimmable 8 x 300W Par 56 luminaires that can be positioned to suit different seating layouts
  • Allen & Heath 12-4-2 mixer
  • amplifier rack – 4 x stereo 150W (built into mobile perch)
  • flight-cased rack containing
    • cassette deck
    • CD player
    • 2 x minidisc recorders
  • 4 main loudspeakers – individually channel-assignable
    • additional loudspeakers can be provided
  • various microphones
Stage Management
  • prompt desk with communication to
    • dressing room
    • Lighting and Sound control perch
    • FOH
Other facilities
  • one dressing room with shower and toilet
  • piano available for hire