PA, Lighting Options, Room Set Up

 

Hall Sound Characteristics

  • The main audience area is 15m long and 10m wide
  • The stage is in addition to this and is about 4.5m deep and 8m wide
  • The ceilings are vaulted and about 8m at their highest point
  • All surfaces are hardwood, so the venue is acoustically lively and reverberant
  • Usually it’s straightforward to get a good, clean sound
  • Volume has never been a problem, a pair of 12in powered FOH speakers work well
  • A subwoofer has only been used once to-date, by 19-Twenty a rock/blues band with a drums and bass

In-house PA

The hall has the following PA equipment:

  • Soundcraft Ui24R 24 channel digital mixer (remote controllable via browser)
  • 2 QSC K12.2 12 inch self-powered FOH speakers
  • 3 Yamaha DBR10 self-powered speakers for foldbacks
  • 5 SM58 + 2 SM57 mics
  • DI boxes

Within the context of the hall, our PA works well. The stage set up used at a large venue is overkill in our situation. If you have a standard stage plan for a large venue, we’ll aim to simplify it, so we can avoid hiring extra equipment.

  • If there is something critical that you can’t do without, please contact us early to discuss

Notes:

  • We don’t have guitar, or bass amps, but the digital mixer has emulations for many popular amps
  • We don’t keep a stock of instruments although we may be able to borrow items.

Using Your PA

  • If you have a good system you’re familiar with, feel free to bring it

Stage Lighting

  • The hall has full stage lighting operated from an upstairs control room

Room Set Up

  • The default set up for the hall is tables and chairs, with a small amount of theatre-style seating
  • For acts where dancing is normal/likely, we move to a mixed set up of tables and theatre-style seating with a dance area