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Technical Information





  • NB: All house lanterns use 15 amp connectors.

  • 10 x Par cans (64) 1000 watt

  • 12 x ETC Source 4 14 Degree Stage Spot Light (f o h)

  • 11 x 650 Watt Valgus Profil Strand Quartet

  • 6 x 1000 Watt Floods

  • 1 x Spotlight plus stand

  • 6 x floor LED Coloured Par cans

  • 1 x Starville Hazer Machine including Pro hazer fluid ( Optional Extra )




Access to all cables and microphone stands



We have a range of gels available (if required), but you should not assume that we have the colors you require

Dimming & Control

  • Desk: Strand 300

  • Dimmers. Strand wall racks (48 channels)


• 1 x “Tubsca” moveable platform (3.3 m. high)

• 1 x steps


  • FOH 1, LX 1, LX 2 and LX 3 are rigged and focused via the moveable platform.

  • Sound Specifications

  • FOH

  • 4 x Full Range Speaker Cabinets TP 12/300

  • 2 x Sub Bass Speaker Cabinets TP 18/600



  • 4 x ta 1400watt

  • Monitors

  • 4 x Full Range Speaker Cabinets TP 12/300

  • Mixing Console

  • Alan and Heath 28/4/2



  • 4 x 31 band graphic equalizer

  • 2 x Lexicon mx200

  • 1 x Multicom Dynamic Processor



  • Full Stereo playback.

  • CD / MD / Windows media ( PC ..Personal Computer )



  • 3 x AKG c 1000s Condenser

  • 4x Shure sm 57

  • 5 x Shure SM58

  • 1 x Shure SM58 Beta ( Wireless )

  • 1 x Samson Drum mic kit

  • Microphone Stands and Microphone leads

  • Wireless headsets ( Optional Extra )



  • 24 way FOH to Stage

  • 2 x 8 way cross stage multis



• 1 x Yamaha upright piano (tuned 440)


• The theatre has a loop system installed for hearing impaired


• . Installed front of house (centre.)

• 1 x screen


• 1 x Canford audio base station located stage left with circuits to control room and dressing rooms.

• 3 x Canford belt packs and head-sets.

• The station features a live monitor with view of stage (good quality.)

Film / DVD Projection

  • 1 x Christie LX6 lumen projector - affixed to front of house bar (input available for laptops and DVD player.)

  • 1 x Samsung DVD player.

  • 1 x retractable screen: 3m x 4m – permanently hung on fly bar in-front of LX4.




  • Red front of house tabs (operated from stage left)

  • 1 x black tabs (located 3⁄4’s upstage)

  • 6 x adjustable black legs (3 located SR, 3 located SL)

  • 2 x black pelmet (full stage width x 0.5 m)



  • 6 x swivels for black legs

  • 1 x Front of House tabs (on hemp lines)

  • 1 x upstage tab rail (on hemp lines)

  • 1 x upstage cyc rail

  • 6 x braces (for flats)

  • 6 x stage weights


Dressing Rooms

  • Two dressing rooms located conveniently close to back-stage entrance. Dressing Room 1 holds up to 4 and Dressing Room 2 holds up to 6 - seating provided to suit.

  • Both dressing rooms have with full mirrors and lighting.

  •       Bathroom with sink in each dressing room.

  •       Costume rail with shelving in each dressing room.

  •       Loud-speaker in each dressing room (adjustable volume.)



  • The auditorium is 13.5 m long x 11.75 m wide.

  • The seating capacity of the auditorium is 244.

  • Seating is raked.

  • Seating is electronically controlled.

  • The seating is electronically controlled raked seating, allowing for seating to be provided per number of rows required.

Note: There is no access from Front of House to back stage (other than directly though the stage ) Left and right entrance and exit at back of stage

Stage Dimension

  •  The stage is 6.3 m deep by 11.75 m wide.

  •  The lighting grid is 5 m high.


Get in

  • The scene dock is accessed through the Ratoath Community Centre car park.

  • There is parking available for trucks, vans and cars in the Ratoath Community Centre car park.

  • Scene dock dimensions: 1.35 M wide x 2 M high.

  • Back stage access doors are located upstage left.

  • Back stage access door dimensions: 1.45 M wide x 2 M high.


Conditions of Get-In

The Venue Theatre proposes a technical meeting with incoming performers / companies at a minimum of one week in advance of a get in. During this meeting the incoming company / performers must provide the Venue Theatre staff with the information outlined below. (Failure to provide this information may result in delays or possibly cancellation. In the case of a cancellation, the Venue Theatre will not be held responsible for cancellations or delays caused by a failure to provide correct and accurate technical details in due time.)

  •  All relevant contact numbers.

  • Date and time of arrival for get-in.

  • Projected duration of get-in / get – out.

  • Details of any extra crew / operator s required for the get-in, show, and/or get-out. Additional crew members are available subject to negotiation and possible additional fees.

  • Details of any required pre-rigging of lamps or masking.

  • Information on any pyrotechnical, use of fire, smoking on stage and smoke effects during the show.

  • Any use of strobe lighting (including proposed speed of strobe) for show.

  • Any additional hire requests.

  • Any licenses for fire arms etc to be presented on arrival.

  •  Copy of your production risk assessment.

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