Information for the Main Auditorium

Specifications and downloads...

The main auditorium is a pros-arch theatre with a raked, courtyard auditorium seating 450 in standard configuration, 432 with orchestra pit or 396 with forestage extension.

The stage has full-height hemp flying for scenery, and fixed-position electric winch bars for lighting. Wing-space and scene dock are of limited size.

The venue is equipped with a range of conventional stage lighting, with a standing lighting rig plus additional lanterns available.

The Playhouse has a sound system suitable for spoken word, jazz and big-bands, but not for 'rock-and-roll'.

A variety of documents are available for download from the navigation bar on the right of this page :

  • Tech Spec :  Full technical spec of the main auditorium
  • Standard Rig :  Schematic of the standard lighting rig
  • Hanging Plot :   Available in PDF or Word formats
  • Map :  Local map including how to access the loading dock door
  • Tech Charges :  For private hirers, details of additional technical charges

 For groundplans of the main auditorium, please see our separate page here.