Parade Theatre technical specifications

Parade Theatres
Parade Theatre
Technical Specifications
Updated
25th June 2014
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NIDAParadeTheatreTechSpecsJune14
CONTACT INFORMATION
Technical Manager:
Assistant Technical Manager:
Lighting Supervisor:
AV Supervisor:
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Chris Dickey
Phone number:
(02) 9697 7605
Email address:
chris.dickey@nida.edu.au
Bryte Cameron
Phone number:
(02) 9697 7526
Email address:
bryte.cameron@nida.edu.au
Adrian Wright
Phone number:
(02) 9697 7527
Email address:
adrian.wright@nida.edu.au
Felix Kulakowski
Phone number:
(02) 9697 7506
Email address:
audioandav@nida.edu.au
Venue:
Venue Manager, Parade Theatres
Kerry Ireland
Phone Number
kerry.ireland@nida.edu.au
02- 9697 7585
Email Address
manager@paradetheatres.com.au
Fax Number
02- 9662 7415
Box Office
Phone Number
02- 9697 7613
Reception
Phone Number
02- 9697 7600
Fax number:
02- 9662 7415
Website:
www.nida.edu.au
www.paradetheatres.com
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STAGE
Stage Dimensions:
Width:
Total
Proscenium
Rear Stage
28m
14m
8.6m
Height:
Proscenium
Proscenium teaser line 1
Stage – Grid
Drift
Rear Stage
16.1m
Adjustable
20m
19.2m
8.25m
Depth:
Stage front to setting line
Setting line to Line 45
Setting line to Rear Wall
Pit Front to Line 45
Pit Front to Rear Wall
Rear Stage
900mm
8.6m
10m
12.4m
13.8m
6.6m
Stage surface:
Rear stage and wing surface:
Stage rake:
Maximum Loading:
Max Point load
6mm Masonite painted black
Concrete painted black
Nil
7.5 kPa
4.5 kN
Stage Machinery:
Orchestra Pit and Stage Extension
The forestage area may be used for auditorium seating, an orchestra pit or raised to create
a thrust stage. Reconfiguration from standard auditorium seating may incur additional
labour costs.
Floor Area
Load capacity
Width
Depth
Centre
Sides
8000kg
10m
3m
2.3m
Chain Hoists
There are ten electric chain hoists located Front of House.
2 of these are dedicated to the Centre Speaker Cluster
Load Capacity each
500kg
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Auditorium:
The Auditorium consists of Stalls and two Gallery levels.
Total
723
Seated incl orchestra rows
Standing
707
16
Stalls
Orchestra rows removable
Gallery 1
Gallery 2 seating
Gallery 2 standing
447
-50
139
121
16
Flying Facilities:
Fly System
There are 49 single purchase counterweight fly lines, four of which are Panorama lines
Fly System Details
Operating Position
Prompt Side- stage level
Total number of Lines
49 (46-49 are Panorama)
Batten Drift
19.2m
Batten Type
50mmx 75mm steel RHS
Batten Length
18m
Batten Point Load
200kg
Batten W.L.L.
750kg
Cradle Capacity
500kg
Slave Cradle Capacity
250kg
Drapery:
*Type
Material
Colour
Borders
Legs
Legs
Transverse Borders
Soft Teaser
House Curtain
Cyclorama
Gauze
Smother
Verdi Velvet
Verdi Velvet
Verdi Velvet
Verdi Velvet
Verdi Velvet
Verdi Velvet
Leno filled
Sharks tooth
Wool
Black
Black
Black
Black
Black
Black
White
Black
Black
Width
Height
Quantity
18m
8m
4m
12m
15m
9m
21m
18m
21m
4m
11m
11m
6m
8.5m
9m
12m
10m
12m
4
6
4
2
1
2
1
1
1
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Stage Covers:
Style
Cascade Vinyl Dance Floor
Dimensions
5 rolls @ 2m x 15m
Colour
Black
Hire charges apply
Access Equipment:
Parade Theatres have two single personnel lifters, an Up-right 20’ and an Up-right 40’.
In addition there is one Tallescope. This equipment is shared by all Parade venues.
Please confirm availability with Technical Manager.
Maximum reach is:
UL20’-
6m
Ladders
(1) 3m fibreglass extension
(2) 4m fibreglass A-frame
(1) 3m fibreglass A-frame
(1) 2m fibreglass A-frame extension
(1) 3.5m fibreglass Brannach platform ladder
EWP and Ladder Restrictions
Personnel must be inducted in the safe use of access equipment prior to use. Induction
can be provided by venue staff.
Safety controls must be put in place if a fall hazard exists at heights in excess of 2
metres.
It is a requirement of use that a harness be worn and fall arrest equipment utilised
when using a Tallescope. An induction for this equipment by Venue Staff can be
arranged.
Holding a current EWP (Elevated Work Platform) ticket does not automatically allow
access to or use of any of this equipment.
Loading Dock:
Access
Access to the Parade Theatre is via the Southern Laneway at NIDA and through the
scenery workshop area. Arrangements for load-in must be confirmed with Technical
Manager prior to bump in. Smaller items of equipment, costumes etc can be brought
in via Stage Door Double doors.
Roller Door Dimensions
4.8m High
2.95m Wide
Double Doors to Venue
2.26m High
1.98m Wide
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Additional Rigging Notes
The Parade Theatre grid can be accessed via stairs from both the PS and OP galleries.
There is also a 1m x 1m Bomb-bay door located in the US OP section of the grid.
Personnel requiring access to the grid and galleries must be accompanied by a Parade
Theatres technician.
Staging Notes:
All flown items must be rigged with rated equipment as approved by the Venue
Supervisor.
Parade Theatres carry a very limited stock of rigging equipment and
hardware. Presenters must supply all equipment required to mount a
production.
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LIGHTING
Positions:
Stage LX Bars
LX bars can be swung to any line set from their standard
positions but must be returned to standard at the
conclusion of each production.
See hanging plot for standard LX bar locations
FOH Bridge 3
Setting Line to lighting bar
20700mm
37°
Usable bar width
48mm OD
Notes
(21) Selecon Pacific 5.5°-13°, 1000w, rigged as standard.
FOH Bridge 2
Setting Line to lighting bar
16600mm
50°
Usable bar width
48mm OD
Notes
(29) Selecon Pacific 12°-28°, 800w, rigged as standard
FOH Bridge 1
Setting Line to lighting bar
14000mm
65°
Usable bar width
48mm OD
Notes
(4) Selecon Pacific 5.5°-13°, 1000w; (2) Selecon Pacific
12°-28°, 600w; (6) Selecon Pacific 90°, 80v 1200w DMX
rigged as standard
Gallery Rail 2
Setting Line to lighting bar
16300mm
30°
Usable bar width
48mm OD, aluminium extrusion
Notes
Maximum load on gallery rail is 35kg/m evenly
distributed.
Gallery Rail 1
Setting Line to lighting bar
15000mm
18°
Usable bar width
48mm OD, aluminium extrusion
Notes
Maximum load on gallery rail is 35kg/m evenly
distributed
FOH Proscenium Booms (PS & OP)
Setting Line to Prosc. Boom 12186mm
86°
Distances are to the highest downstage point of boom or perch.
Maximum lanterns per boom Maximum (6) Selecon Zoom spots, (2) rigged as
standard rig
Notes
Prosc. boom is 8800mm long. Maximum rigging height
is 7400mm. (2) Selecon Pacific 23°-50°, 600w rigged per
side as standard
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Box Booms 1 (PS & OP)
Setting Line to FOH Boom
11350mm
76°
Distances are to the highest downstage point of boom or perch.
Maximum lanterns per boom 6
Notes
Access to these positions is via ladder and all climbers
must wear a harness and be attached to the fall arrest
device. Personnel must be trained in the use of this
equipment
Box Booms 2 (PS & OP)
Setting Line to FOH Boom
11679mm
66°
Distances are to the highest downstage point of boom or perch.
Maximum lanterns per boom 4
Maximum lanterns per boom 4
Notes
Control:
Lighting desk
Access to these positions is via ladder and all climbers
must wear a harness and be attached to the fall arrest
device.
Eos 4K Control Desk, Universal Fader Wing - 2x20
Net3 Radio Focus Remote (RFR) 2.4GHz
Control channels
4,000 Outputs/Parameters
Signal output interfaces
• Ethernet (four ports) 802.3af compliant PoE
• ETCNet2
• Net3 (powered by ACN)
Signal distribution Three streams of DMX and Ethernet distribution
Net 3 Gateway
Dimmer Racks:
Total Dimmers
300
Dimmer Locations
(10) 12 way Dimmers located on FOH Bridge
3.
(12) Dimmers located on OP Gallery. (1)
Dimmer located on the PS Gallery plus (2)
Dimmers can be placed where required.
2.4kW Dimmer Racks
(10) State Automation APC Solution Cool 12
(digital) (Front of House)
(15) Bytecraft APC Solution 12 (digital)
(Back of House)
Total dimmers @ 2.4kW per dimmer 300
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House Lights:
Independent control
Strand Lighting GSX 24 Channel
Control positions
Control Room by single fader and wall panel,
DSP proscenium wall, house left entrance, auditorium
(production desk)
Fade time adjustable
YES
Stage Luminaires:
Profiles
Make
Model
Selecon
Pacific
Selecon
Pacific
Selecon
Pacific
Selecon
Pacific
Selecon
Pacific
Angle
5.5°-13°
12°-28°
12°-28°
23°-50°
90°
Detail / Accessories
Full set of rotating shutters
and gel frames
Full set of shutters and gel
frames
Full set of shutters and gel
frames
Full set of shutters and gel
frames
DMX 80v
Watt
Total
1000w
25
800w
29
600w
21
600w
50
1200w
6
PC
Make
Model
Detail / Accessories
Selecon
Selecon
PC1200
Arena PC
(60) barn doors and colour frames
(18) barn doors and colour frames
Watt
Total
1200w
2000w
60
18
Par Cans
Make
Model
Angle
KUPO
Par 64
MFL
Source 4 Par
EA
ETC
Watt
Total
(240v) (21) colour frames
1000w
7
Full lens kit (VNSP, NSP, MFL,
WFL), complete set of colour
frames.
750w
14
Watt
Total
Complete with Colour Frames
1250w
8
Complete with Colour Frames
1250w
4
Complete with Colour Frames
1250w
10
Complete with Colour Frames
1250w
8
Various
Detail / Accessories
Wash
Make
Model
Selecon
Selecon
Selecon
Selecon
Aurora 4 Way
Square Cyc Wash
Aurora 2 Way
Vertical Cyc Wash
Aurora Ground
Row 4
Aurora Ground
Row Singles
Detail / Accessories
Followspots:
Make
Model
Selecon
Performer
Angle
Detail / Accessories
Watt
Total
5.5° – 9°
6 colour magazine
1200w
2
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Additional Lighting:
Item
Make
Colour Scroller
Showcraft
Model
ColourTec
Detail / Accessories
Watt
Scroller with 16 colour
string
Total
14
Patching:
Location
Quantity
Numbering
Detail / Accessories
FOH Bridge 3
FOH Bridge 2
FOH Bridge 1
Gallery Rail 1
Gallery Rail 2
30
30
48
16
16
8 x 10amp GPO’s available
6 x 10amp GPO’s available
6 x 10amp GPO’s available
PS Pro Boom
12
79 – 108
49 – 78
1 – 48
148 – 138
188 – 173
109 -120
OP Pro Boom
12
PS Box Boom 1
8
PS Box Boom 2
4
OP Box Boom 1
8
OP Box Boom 2
4
Electrics 1
Electrics 2
Electrics 3
Electrics 4
Electrics 5
36
36
36
36
36
PS Pan Bar
12
A36 – A1
B36 – B1
C36 – C1
D36 – D1
E36 – E1
12 – 1 (DS
12
12 – 1
OP Pan Bar
(PS to OP)
(Top – Bottom)
121 – 132
(Top – Bottom)
149 – 156
(Top – Bottom)
157 – 160
(Top – Bottom)
161 – 168
(Top – Bottom)
169 – 172
(Top – Bottom)
2 x Circuits dedicated to onstage workers
–US)
(DS –US)
Power:
3 Phase Outlets and GPO’s
FOH
(11) 40amp 3 phase outlets on Bridge 3, (for dimmer use only)
(1) Power Distribution Board on Bridge 3 State Automation Solution Cool Power Patch
Panel 12 circuits @ 2.4kW
(3) 40amp 3 phase outlets Bridge outer perimeter
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BOH
PS Stage Level; (4) 40 amp 3 phase outlets; (4) 20amp GPO’s; (7) 10amp GPO’s
PS Gallery Level 1; (2) 40amp 3 phase outlets; (4) 20amp GPO’s; (4) 10amp GPO’s
PS Gallery Level 2; (4) 40amp 3 phase outlets; (8) 20amp GPO’s; (2) 10amp GPO’s
PS Gallery Level 3; (2) 10amp GPO’s
OP Stage Level; (4) 40 amp 3 phase outlets; (4) 20amp GPO’s; (7) 10amp GPO’s
OP Gallery Level 1; (2) 40amp 3 phase outlets; (4) 20amp GPO’s; (4) 10amp GPO’s
OP Gallery Level 2; (14) 40amp 3 phase outlets; (24) 20amp GPO’s; (1) 10amp GPO
OP Rear Stage (1) 40amp 3 phase outlet
Grid Level; (4) 10 amp GPO’s
BASEMENT
Sub-stage; (12) 40amp 3 phase outlets (2) outlet for Audio power; (8) 20amp GPO’s
Orchestra Pit; (2) 40amp 3 phase outlets; (8) 10amp GPO’s
Cabling:
240v Extension Cable
The theatre has a good stock of extension leads to accommodate the venue’s standard
lighting rig. Any additional equipment may require additional cable stock to be
sourced.
Looms
The theatre has adequate extension and DMX leads to accommodate connection of the
venue’s standard lighting equipment. Any additional equipment may require additional
cables to be sourced.
3 phase Extensions
Subject to availability
Lighting Notes:
Proscenium boom positions are only accessible via UL20, with a maximum rigging
height of 7400mm above stage level. See Access Equipment above for notes on usage.
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AUDIO
Control Positions:
Control Room
Dedicated control booth, rear centre of stalls.
Seat can be removed by arrangement should an auditorium operating position be
required.
Control & Amplification:
Primary Mixer
Soundcraft Vi1 digital console with remote 32/8 compact stage box on MADI, networked
and controlled by Soundweb Blu100 providing time alignment, EQ, compression and
limiting with full array control via laptop and GUI
Amplifiers
Crown 5000 and 8000 series power FOH line arrays
( 2 ) Crown CS4 (subs)
( 4 ) Crown CP660 (surround amps)
( 4 ) Crown CS4 (monitors)
EQ
FX
( 4 ) Klark Technik SQ1 stereo graphics (8 channels total)
( 2 ) Rane GE 31 mono graphics
1 x Yamaha SPX 1000
Compression / Limiter / Gates
1 x Dbx 160 comp.
1 x Dbx 480 driverack FOH system controller
3 x Dbx 482 driverack surround controller
1 x Dbx driverack PA sidefill controller
Speakers:
FOH Speakers
3 x clusters of 3 JBL VT4886 on each side of proscenium (left/right.)
9 x flown JBL VT4886 in a vertical array centre cluster .
4 x flown JBL cardioid SUBS .
4 x flown JBL VRX upper gallery infills
24 x Sound Advance SA2B, surround sound speakers.
Foldback
2 x JBL SR4731XF, 1200 watt dual 12 and horn sidefill cabinet.
2 x JBL SR4718X, 600 watt , 18” matching subwoofer.
4 x JBL SR4702X, 600 watt , 12” wedge
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Playback:
Item
Make
Model
Detail
CD player
Denon
DN-C635
Single pro CD player
Total
2
Microphones:
A selection of microphones are available for hire subject to availability
Accessories:
Accessories can be hired from the Parade Theatres by prior arrangement
Line Patching:
Location
On stage
Stalls
FOH bridges
Orchestra pit
Flyfloor
Quanti
ty
56
10
28
32
8
Numbering
Detail
40 mic line /16 tie line
10 mic line
16 mic line / 12 tie line
24 mic line / 8 tie line
8 tie line
Speaker Patching:
Location
On stage
Quanti
ty
8
Numbering
FB 1to 8
Detail
Monitor only speakon outs.
Cabling:
Audio Cable
There is a small stock of audio cabling available for hire
Multicore
1 x 16/4 and 1 x 24/4 multicore are available for hire
Audio Notes:
FOH audio works as L/C/R system, with L/R cabinets on the proscenium verticals for
stalls and both galleries.
Central flown array with subs supplies centre audio.
Surround system for FX or cinema presentation only.
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AUDIO VISUAL
Projectors:
Type
Model
Barco
CLMHD8+
PTD5600EL
Panasonic
Detail / Accessories
8000 ANSI Lumens HD. Wide & Std lenses
6000 ANSI lumens
Total
1
1
Projection Screens:
4:3 Ratio Front and Rear Projection
Image Size:
6100mm x 4570mm
16:9 Ratio Front and Rear Projection
Image Size:
8120mm x 4570mm
AV Playback Equipment:
Item
Tascam DVD
Barco
Geffen
Model
DV-DO1U
DCS-100
DVI cat 5
Detail / Accessories
Pro single DVD player
8 ch scaler
Video convertor
Projector Rigging Points:
Front of House on Gallery One circle rail for front project
Rear stage for rear project subject to lens restrictions
Flown on-stage battens as required.
Cabling:
The theatre has cabling to suit the projectors in their standard positions
Audio Visual Notes:
4:3 and 16:9 screens can be rear or front projected.
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Total
1
1
1
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BACKSTAGE
Communications:
Stage Managers Desk
The Stage Managers desk is located in prompt corner. It is equipped with a light, phone,
clock, cue light master station, stage monitor and comms.
Talkback
Wired
Master Unit
ClearCom system single channel @ SMD
Total sub stations
8
Total headsets
8
Talkback patching located at: 2x Follow spot FOH
DSOP Stage
DSPS Stage
2x Flyrail
PS mid gallery
Wireless (Available for hire)
Master Unit
Clearcom ‘Tempest’ single channel @ SMD
Beltpacks/ Headsets
5
Paging / Show relay
Paging to the dressing rooms is available from the Stage Managers desk. Show relay is
distributed via a Tannoy system to all dressing rooms and the green room. Some
rooms have individual volume control.
Stage Monitor
There is a TV monitor on the Stage Managers desk, in the Green Room and in the
Production Office.
Q Light System
In house Q light system available
Several units available as required
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Dressing Rooms:
Dressing Room
1
2
3
Capacity
3
3
5
Toilets
1
1
1
Shower
Yes
Yes
No
4
5
1
No
5
12
No
No
6
12
No
No
Details
Showers & toilet facilities located in
the basement
Showers & toilet facilities located in
the basement
Showers & toilet facilities located in
the basement
Showers & toilet facilities located in
the basement
Laundry / Wardrobe:
Washing Machine
Dryer
Garment Steamer
Iron / ironing board
Clothes racks
There are fixed racks located in the dressing rooms. Parade Theatres
have a limited number of mobile racks that may be available for the Hirers use.
Production Facilities:
Production Desk
There are two production desks available which are set up in the centre of the stalls.
The tables each accommodate two people, have dimmable lighting, DMX for the
lighting desk, talkback and house light control.
Production Office
Located at Stage Door.
Phone
In the Production Office.
Internet access
There is Ethernet access in the Production Office.
Greenroom:
The Green Room is located in the basement of the theatre and has couches, programme
relay video and audio and paging speakers. There is a small kitchenette with:
Tea / Coffee facilities
Fridge / freezer
Microwave
Running water; tap, filtered & boiling filtered
Stage Door:
Access
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Stage Door is located in the Southern Laneway. A Parade Theatres Stage Door
Attendant (Hirer’s cost) monitors comings and goings
ADDITIONAL FACILITIES & INFORMATION
Occupational Heath Safety and Environment:
A safety induction will be provided by Parade Theatres staff at the earliest convenient time
when most personnel have arrived. Around 15 minutes should be allowed for this in the
production schedule.
The Parade Theatres and NIDA are a non-smoking environments. A smoking release form
must be submitted if any substance is smoked during the production.
A Hazardous Materials Data Sheet must be provided prior to bump-in for all hazardous
materials used in the production. Including but not limited to Pyrotechnic effects,
theatrical smoke, stage dressings and weather effects.
Applications for use of firearms must be submitted to the Technical Manager at least 28
days prior to the production. Any statutory licensing requirements and associated costs
are the sole responsibility of the presenter.
All scenery and props must be inherently flame resistant or treated with an appropriate
flame retardant solution and labelled as having been so treated.
Weights are to be marked on items of scenery or props with a mass in excess of 15Kgs.
Any perceived hazards must be identified and documented. A hazard identification form
is sent out with hire contracts. Completion of this form allows us to identify whether any
hazards need to be assessed and risks managed. The associated risks must be assessed,
managed and documented. Risk Assessment Forms are available to assist in this process.
Parade Theatres has a stock of hard hats, safety chain and warning signage available for
the use of presenters’ staff. The use of personal protective equipment may be required at
the request of Parade Theatres staff.
NIDA OHS & E policy and handbooks are available on request
Orchestral:
A small stock of musicians’ chairs (non adjustable) is available for hire.
There are no music stands
Rehearsal Space:
NIDA has nine rehearsal rooms for hire. However availability is limited. Bookings can be
made through the Manager, Parade Theatres.
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VENUE:
Venue Contacts:
Venue Address
215 Anzac Pde
Kensington, Sydney NSW
2033
Postal Address
NIDA. UNSW
Sydney NSW 2052
Venue Manager, Parade Theatres
Kerry Ireland
Phone Number
kerry.ireland@nida.edu.au
02- 9697 7585
Email Address
manager@paradetheatres.com.au
Fax Number
02- 9662 7415
Box Office
Phone Number
02- 9697 7613
Reception
Phone Number
02- 9697 7600
Venue Plans:
Plans and sections of the venues are available in PDF and dwg formats from the NIDA &
Parade Theatres website.
Additional details and drawings are available from the Technical Manager –
chris.dickey@nida.edu.au 02 9697 7605
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PARADE THEATRES RULES OF CONDUCT BACKSTAGE
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No persons, other than the cast or crew, are permitted in any area Backstage before,
during, or after a performance without the express permission of the Technical
Manager or Venue Supervisor.
A.G.S.H.A.L.U. (A good stage hand always looks up) Always look up before entering a
stage area and when handling scenery and equipment in case hazards or obstacles
exist above.
Never whistle on stage.
Never mention the name or quote from Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’. Refer to it as “The
Scottish Play”
Always do as instructed by Head Mechanist. (Stage Supervisor at NIDA) His/ her word
is law on stage until he/she passes control to the Stage Manager. Head Mechanist
can resume control of the stage at any time.
All Performers and backstage crew are required to enter and exit the Theatre through
the Stage Door at the side of the Theatre.
All Performers and backstage crew must sign in and out at the Stage Door.
No food or drink is to be taken on stage or into the auditorium. Bottled water with a
screw cap is allowed.
Food and drink is forbidden on stage unless it is part of the production and then prior
permission from the Theatre Management must be obtained.
Sturdy covered shoes must be worn at all times on stage and in the auditorium.
Smoking is forbidden in all areas of NIDA.
Drugs or other mind altering or illegal substances, other than prescription
medication, are not permitted in the Theatre.
No person is permitted in any area above the Stage Level (i.e. Fly Gallery) or in any
area of a Technical nature (i.e. Switch Room), without the permission of the Technical
Manager or Venue Supervisor
Always speak respectfully. Aggressive or petulant language and behaviour are not
tolerated.
Tape down or otherwise secure loose cables.
Always call out a warning before moving any object.
Always call out a warning before going to black-out or turning work lights on or off.
Never climb on or over or rest feet on theatre seats.
Don’t play with, touch or sit on the props. Never eat food props without permission
from the stage manager.
Never try on costumes, including hats.
Always advise lighting staff if a lamp is accidentally knocked, even if it didn’t seem to
move.
Advise when joining or leaving headset communication.
Never say the word “go” during a performance unless calling the show.
Acknowledge stand-by calls.
Keep headset comms mic off when not in use
NB: Take care what is said on stage. The programme relay microphone is on and anyone may
be listening!
This is a live document that is periodically updated. Always check with the venue for significant revisions.
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