Stage technician Peter Rose. Photo by Paul McGuckin.


For all queries on Technical Specifications, please contact our Technical Manager:

Last updated 25.09.2016

  • Niall Cranney

    00 353 7491 23288, press 5 for tech

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Critical Stage Dimensions

  • Stage Depth from back wall to tab line: 10.7 m
  • Plus permanent apron: 1 m
  • Total stage width: 17 m
  • Pros opening width: 12.8 m
  • Height of Pros arch: 6 m
  • Grid height: 13.2 m
  • Load-in Doors: 4.5 m x 4 m (w/h)
  • Scene Dock opening 3.5 m x 5m (w/h)


(Please note we are a 16 amp building!)


96 Digital Dimmers (RJ Tivoli 13500)
90 @ 2.5 kW
6 @ 5k
1 x 125 Channel Desk, 100 memory Control Desk (ETC 125)
1 Strand Classic Palette 250
1 ETC Ion 1×20 fader wing


6 x Robe AT250 Colour Spots
12 x 1 kW (18/30) Profile Spotlights (Robert Juliat SX Range)
12 x 1 kW (26/40) Profile Spotlights (Robert Juliat SX Range)
28 x 1 kW Fresnel Spotlights (Robert Juliat)
34 x 1 kW Pars
6 X 2.0 kW Robert Juliat PC Lens
24 x 1 kW Cyc Floods (12 CCT Starlets/12 Ultralite)
5 x ETC Source 4 jr 50 degree profiles
2 x 1.2 kW Follow Spots (Robert Juliat Foxies)
2 x Drop in iris for Juliat profiles
1 Stairville PS 1500 DMX Strobe
1 Eiki XT250 Projector 3800 lumens
A limited stock of gel colour is available

House lighting

4 x 2.5 kW Dimmers controlled from desk


18 x 10 m
18 x 5m
10 x 2m
10 x 1m
12 x 1m 16 amp to 15 amp convertors
12 x 16 amp x 2 way splitters
4 x 32 amp to 16 amp splitters for 5kw circuits
2 x 30m 6 way Socapex with 16 amp fanouts
Limited number of various 13 amp extensions and convertors

Extra Power

Offstage: 1x 63 amp 3 phase facility for extra lighting (60 amps per phase)
Either: 1x 32 amp 3 phase facility ( 20 amps per phase)
Or : 1 x 32amp single for extra sound power

DMX outs downstage left
DMX input downstage left

Flying and Rigging

Please note all flying bars have an SWL that must not be exceeded.

Please take into account cabling when calculating weight loads.

9 x 75 kg Hemp sets. Manual Haul
SWL 75 kg

These hemp lines cannot be used for rigging lanterns

4 x 15m TOMCAT Square Truss c/w 10-way IWB
SWL 250 kg

7 x motorised hoists (variable speed)
SWL 500 kg

Please also note that all flying bars can only be operated by inhouse trained staff.


Desk and Outboard

1 x Soundcraft Gb4 32-2

1 Behringer DDX3216 Digital Desk

1 Yamaha SPX2000 Processor
1 x Behringer MDX4400 multicom pro
4 x 31 band stereo graphic BSS Opal
2 x 31 band Stereo graphic DBX

2 Tascam MD350 Minidisc Recorder
1 Tascam MD -CD1 player

Sound Power is single phase, with four 13 amp and one 16amp outlets onstage. Same phase matching 13 amp sockets Auditorium Rear and Control

Microphones and Cabling

4 x Shure SM58
3 x Shure SM57
3 x Audio Technica rifle microphones
3 x Crown PZM Microphones
1 x T-bone DC4000 Drum kit Set
4 x Sennheiser 604s
2 x T-Bone MB 85
2 x T Bone SC300 Condensers
2 x C2 Condensers
8 x Radio Microphone transmitters 
(Sennheiser G2 Series)


3 x Stageline Passive
4 x Palmer Passive
1 x Behringer Ultra DI Pro 8 way


30 x XLR Leads
3 x 15m 8-way stage snake boxes
16 x various size microphone stands
3 x Circular Bases

Amplifers and Speakers



4 x TQ 425 Bass Bins
6 x TQ 440 Tops
2 x Turbosound XTA Processors
3 x MC 1250 Amplifiers
1 x MC 750 Amplifier

128dB SPL


8 x EV SX 300 Full range speakers

2 x Zeck PT5 amplifiers
1 x Zeck PT3 amplifier

Capability of a 6- way monitor mix

(Please note) all monitors are mixed from the front of house position using FOH Desk.


Limited Range of Speakon Cabling Available.



1 x Dual channel master station
1 x Goose neck mic
3 x single muff headsets and belt packs

Cue Lights

1 x 6 way cue light base station
2 x portable cue light out stations
2 x surface mounted stations
Show relay and monitor in prompt corner


1 Zarges Combi ladder
1 Zarges extension ladder
1 Zarges small A frames

Masking and Drapes

1 full 11m x 6.5m cyclorama cloth
1 Set of full house blacks loose
1 Set of full house blacks on tab track
8 Legs 2m Wide x 6.5m high
3 borders 16m wide x 2m deep
1 border 16m wide x 3m deep
2 x 1.2m wide x 6m high Hard masking (wool serge on timber framing)
2 x 1.2m wide x 5m high Hard masking (wool serge on timber framing)
1 x 7m wide x 0.6m high Ground Row (wool serge on timber framing)
House Tabs (manually operated from DSL)


11 Stage braces
11 stage weights
1 vinyl dance floor 15m x 10m
12 Doughty Music stands
4 x base plates
4 x T stands

Various steel bars between 1.5 metres and 6 metres.

General Accommodation

3 permanent dressing rooms situated on the same level as the stage,each with shower, wc, wash hand basins, costume rails, make up mirrors,13 amp sockets
1 Green room: facilities include fridge, kettle, microwave, sofas, dining area
1 Backstage public telephone

Ancillary Facilities

1 x washing machine
1 x tumble dryer
1 x ironing board
1 x iron
1 workshop: limited facilities

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