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Seating capacity 500 (flat floor)


Main floor 24.6m (w) x 16.53m (d)
Stage depth 6.93m
Pros Arch Width 11.4m
Dock doors 1.72m (w) x 2.97m (h)

Please Note: The walls and stage floor must not be used as fixing points for screws, nails etc.

Stage Layout

1 x set main house tabs – electrically operated
1 x set mid black tabs – curtain track
Cyc Curtain – 11m wide – hemp set
4 x sets black legs – hemp sets
3 x black borders
1 x hemp set for backcloths
1 x back projection wall – winch operated

Stage Outlets

12 x 15amp circuits various points
6 x 13amp twin sockets various points
2 x 63 amp SL

Dressing Rooms

DR 1 sub stage level for 14 persons c/w wc
DR 2 sub stage level for 14 persons c/w wc
DR 3 sub stage level for 2 persons c/w wc & shower
Accessible Toilet c/w shower
Access via stairs/lift

Main Auditorium

Strand Palette desk
90 ways dimming 90 x 2.5kw – Strand Wall Racks

Lantern Type (Number of)

Strand 600w SL zoom profile 15/32 (12)
Strand 600w SL zoom profile 23/50 (4)
Strand Harmony 1000w profile 15/28 (5)
Strand Harmony 1000w fresnel (10)
ADT 1000w fresnel (10)
Strand Quartet F 650w (6)
Source4 575w par (8)
Floor par can 500w (2)
Floor par can 300w (4)
PAR 64 Cans (10)
Thomas 500w 4 way Cyclight (5)
Robert Juliet 750w msr foxie follow spot (1)

Main Auditorium

Yamaha MG25 Desk
Denon Dn-M2000R single mini disc player
Denon DCD -425 cd player
Denon DRM-550cassette player
Lexicon MP 200 reverb processor
4 x Logic System ML15 speakers
1 x Logic System DP2140 controller
2 x Lab Gruppen fP6400 amp
QSC PLX 3002 amplifier
2 x Stage monitors
D.I. Box


4 x AKG
2 x Shure 58
2 x 14” AT857QMa Gooseneck cardioid condenser mics
4 X 19”AT857QLa Gooseneck cardioid condenser mics


1 x Shure PG58
2 x Seinnheiser EW135 (G2)

Hitachi CP- X440 Data projector
Hitachi CP-X250 Data projector
PC Laptop with PowerPoint
Back Projection Wall c/w screen*
2 x Podium
1 x Lectern
1 x Conductors podium
4 x Overhead projectors
2 x Kodak carousel 35mm slide projectors
2 x 6′ Free standing projection screens
2 x 5′ Free standing projection screens
6 x Flipcharts
1 x Sanyo VHS Video recorder/player
1 x JVC DVD player
1 x Yamaha upright piano
1 x Yamaha Baby Grand Piano*
Acoustic Hood*
Wireless Broadband

* W J Mayes Auditorium only. Must be pre-booked.

Induction Loop available in all rooms

Prior to arrival visiting artistes/companies/conference organisers must make technical staff at the Civic& Conference Centre aware of:

  • Any requirement for members of the public to access the stage from the auditorium
  • Use of live mix position (not Control Room) = loss of seats
  • Use of stage extension
  • Use of follow spot
  • Use of radio mic system
  • Use of data/video projector
  • Any use of Firearms/Naked Flames/Smoke Machines/Pyrotechnics

Please note:

  • Vehicles are only permitted to park at the door for loading/unloading purposes – a designated space is provided to park up vehicles
  • The walls and stage floor must not be used as fixing points for screws, nails etc…
  • All scenery, wings, cloths, drapes, display properties, hangings, curtains and other such material whether on stage or in other parts of the building must be rendered and maintained nonflammable.
  • External electrical equipment must be PAT tested and the certificate supplied if requested.