The Crescent Theatre

Main House Details

Technical Specification - Main House

CAPACITY

  • Auditorium only: 301 which includes the 2 wheelchair spaces (should we have more than 2 wheelchair users then we have to take out 6 seats in E & D to accommodate the a chair & a carer, so then it becomes a capacity of 297)
  • Auditorium with Gallery Seats: 301 + 18 seats (9 on each side) = 319
  • Auditorium with Gallery Seats and Row A (only used by request if Orchestra pit is not in use) 301+ 18 + 17 (row A)= 336

STAGE

  • Proscenium with thrust and fly-tower over stage
  • Orchestra Pit with electric screw jack lift
  • Pros opening variable - 8.8m up to 12.8m max
  • Pros Height variable – up to 5.9m
  • Pros line to back wall 9.6m
  • Pros line to front of orchestra pit 2.8m
  • Height grid 15.2m
  • 18 Counterweight lines available for scenery (single purchase)
  • 4 up/down bars, 2 Stage Left, 2 Stage Right (double purchase)
  • Flying bars 11.75m long, max even distribution load 400kg
  • Total grid Safe Working Load – 40 tonnes
  • Trap door Mid Stage Right, access through Orchestra Pit level
  • Stage Management position variable
  • For get in and get out, our loading bay is situated on the side of our building with a roller shutter door.

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LIGHTING
 

QTY Lantern Wattage
12 Robert Juliat 15/38 2000W
8 Strand SL 23/50 600W
10 ETC Source 4 Zoom 15/30 600W
2 Strand Cantata 26/44 1200W
4 Strand PATT 264 600W
2 CCT Minuette for conductor special 500W
18 Thomas PAR 64 1000W
28 Strand PATT 743 1000W
8 Strand PATT 243 2000W
6 Strand Coda Batten 4 Cell 500W x 4
5 Strand Coda Type 1 1000W
5 Strand Coda Type 2 1000W
5 IRIS 1 Coda 1000W
  • 108 dimmer circuits - 2500W
  • 12 dimmer circuits - 5000W
  • 3 technical galleries FOH and Control Room rear auditorium
  • Overhead Bars on Counterweight lines, standard numbers 6, 16, 29 and 40
  • Standard Rig plan available upon request 
  • Control Board Strand 520i, 250 channel & attributes

Download LX Plan (Adobe PDF file - Get free Adobe Reader)

SOUND

  • Operated from the rear of auditorium
  • Soundcraft Vi1 Digital Mixing Console, 32 inputs, 27 outputs. Fully programmable including four Fx units, limiters/compressors, etc. See Soundcraft website for details
  • 1 x Tascam 122 Mk3 Cassette Recorder
  • 1 x Tascam Twin CD-X1700 CD Player
  • 2 x Tascam MD 801 Mini Disk Recorders
  • 1 x Inta Audio PC with 8 channel sound card & Sound Cue System v10.9
  • 1 x Sabine FBX2020 feedback eliminator
  • 3 x Martin Audio EM76 centre cluster speakers; 4 x Martin Audio W3P Pros speakers; 4 x Martin Audio auditorium speakers, 2 x Martin Audio EM26 gallery infill speakers; 2 x Martin Audio EM251 sub base speakers; 4 x Martin Audio WM0.5 wedge speakers.
  • 5 x Crown K1 (>350W per ch) + 5 x Crown K2 (>550W per Ch) 2 channel power amplifiers.
  • 32 x mic lines (all re-patchable) from stage, flies and galleries plus additional audio tie lines.

DRESSING ROOMS

  • 2 x Dressing Rooms at Stage level accommodating max 30 persons
  • Green Room on 2nd floor accommodating max 25 persons.
  • Facilities for people with disabilities available.

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The Crescent Theatre, Sheepcote Street, Birmingham B16 8AE. Company No: 699933, Charity No: 245054