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provide their own competent and experienced operator/technician(s)/assistant(s).
Unauthorised use of the stage lighting installation is expressly forbidden
and no person considered to have insufficient experience will be permitted
to operate any equipment or make modifications or additions to the equipment
installed. Any Hirer wishing to use the installation must make enquiries
of the Company for advice in advance. The appropriate keys must be collected
by arrangement with the office or via the Lighting
only and are not transferrable under any circumstances unless permission
is given by the Lighting Director.
personnel are allowed in the lighting box. Details of your lighting
designer/operator and any assistants must be supplied to the Lighting
for approval at least four weeks before your booking commences. At the
appropriate time they will then be given a walk-round/overview to ensure
they are aware of all the requirements. The
senior approved lighting technician must be on site at all times the
lighting equipment is in use. Trainees must be approved by the Lighting
Director before their involvement in any production is confirmed.
regarding safe use of ladders and stepladders and lone working must
be adhered to.
of the standard layout is located in the lighting box or can be downloaded
from this web site.
lighting plans must be approved by the Lighting Director before any
additional equipment is hired or brought to the theatre. No additional
wiring of any kind, temporary lights or other equipment is to be used
without obtaining the approval of the Lighting Director. Any such equipment
will be required to have an up to date PAT label
or have been certified as safe by an appropriate Trustee/Director. The
Theatre reserves the right to carry out its own test.
to use the facility of the two follow spots located on the gallery MUST
At the conclusion
of the period of hire, the lighting installation MUST be restored in
accordance with the standard layout with designated lanterns re-positioned,
re-plugged to the correct channel, re-set, re-focussed and fitted with
the appropriate gel. All other equipment must be tidied away to the
correct storage location. Please note that whilst we try to ensure everything
is as it should be at the commencement of each hiring, this is not always
possible. In these cases it is your responsibility to ensure all the
requirements in these guidelines are fulfilled. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
detailing any lamp replacements and any particular incidents or equipment
equipment must not be removed from the theatre without the express permission
of the Lighting
Designer/Operator is responsible for the operation of the entire theatre
stage lighting system and the senior approved lighting technician must
be on site at all times the lighting equipment is in use.
to this, the Lighting Operator is required to assist in any emergency
evacuation as detailed in the Terms
Description and Instructions.
is equipped with 48 10A dimmer circuits distributed via 15A socket outlets.
The installation is controlled from a Zero 88 Leapfrog 48 desk. The
desk is powered via an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) which should
be switched off when the desk is powered down. The maximum of 63 amps
per electrical phase must not be exceeded at any time.
desk must be securely padlocked to an immovable object at all times.
During the set-up and rehearsal period it may be moved to the auditorium
but to avoid possible theft or damage must not be left there unattended
for long periods of time or overnight. No sticky tape is to be affixed
to the lighting desk.
bars are located above and to the side of the auditorium, in fixed positions
and over the stage, including one PWB, which may be repositioned to
a limited extent if required. A cyclorama 3 circuit batten is installed
upstage together with 6 Miltec 2 battens and a further 4 circuit batten
is positioned mid-stage.
In addition to those designated on the standard layout, a wide range
of luminaires are available for Hirers to use as they require. Spare
lamps are provided. Safety chains/bonds are provided for all lanterns
and these must be used at all times. Colour frames are stored separately
and a wide range of cut gels are freely available for use provided that
these are filed correctly after use. New gels may be cut from the rolls
available but the Theatre cannot be responsible for providing alternative
colours or sizes. It is the Hirer's responsibility to obtain the appropriate
materials. Please ensure that all gels are numbered and filed correctly
on completion of a production. The LED Parcans lighting the auditorium
aisles are fixed and must not be moved to another position.The LED Parcan
side-lights may be moved minimally but must not be moved from the 'bay'
in which they are sited.
effects available include LV track mounted mini-spots, UV fittings,
strobe, mirror ball and music responsive disco lanterns. Two 2kw follow
spots are installed in the gallery.
A range of 15A extension cables is available. Releasable ties are also
available and must be used to support cables tidily and safely on the
rigging and elsewhere. These ties should not be cut. Cables must be
coiled and tied neatly before
returning to store; any damage must be reported and faulty cables set
aside. Under no circumstances may plugs or sockets be removed from cables.
Any sticky tape used to identify cables must be removed at the conclusion
of the period of hire.
Approved Lighting Technicians
Hirers must provide
a competent Sound Operator for the duration of their production who
must be approved by a Director/Trustee. For productions where the sound
system is not being used for the performance, the operator must at the
very least be able to operate the pre-show, interval and after show
announcements and assist in clearing the car park at the end of the
performance as detailed below.
The sound installation
in the theatre is based around the sound mixer and a number of amplifiers
and is run from the sound box at the front right hand side (facing the
stage) of the gallery. The system has been designed to cater for differing
requirements of users of the theatre, providing basic background music
and public address announcements, show music/effects (fx) and full show
The Theatre has
a loop amplifier system which is entirely self-contained, picking up
via microphones over the proscenium, and available for use by patrons
with hearing aids, this system must be switched on for ALL public performances,
regardless of whether there is any other use of the sound installation.
Operator is responsible for the operation of the entire theatre sound
system, including the main P.A./reinforcement and effects installation,
the Canford Tecpro net communication system and the backstage relay
system (locally under the control of the Stage Manager).
to this the Sound Operator is required to run the pre show, interval
and ending announcements (on CD, see below
for more detail) to help front of house get the audience seated by curtain
up and to ease congestion in the car park after the show finishes. This
is an important duty to ensure smooth running of the
performance and to enhance our patrons' experience of the theatre. It
is not optional.
The system is controlled
by the 24-channel mixer and can be broken down into separate sub systems,
as described below -
a) Public Address
/ Background Music.
The background music
system is based around a Talisman 1001 amplifier serving 100 Volt line
loudspeakers placed in the auditorium and foyer areas. The bar speaker
system is served by its own amplifier situated in the control room adjacent
to the stage, fed via an aux send from the main sound desk. Switches
allow the auditorium and foyer to be addressed independently or together.
There is a microphone in the sound box, routed through the mixer (see
below) into the Talisman and bar amp. Background music can also be routed
through this mixer into the P.A. system. The background system is not
designed to provide high levels of sound and should not be used to provide
stage FX or music.
b) Show FX / Music.
This system consists
of a double CD player, and a Mini Disc player / recorder. These are
routed through the mixer and feed three pairs of loudspeakers in the
auditorium, plus a fourth pair mounted at high level at the rear of
The Mixer controls
the various sources via faders, which are labelled accordingly.
Details regarding P.R.S. returns are given in the hirer's pack given
out by the Theatre Management.
There is also a
set of SFX CD's available on request and which should be returned after
use. On no account are these CD's to be taken out of the theatre.
The system is primarily
for use in musical presentations to enable the voices of performers
to be heard over the orchestra. There are 5 shotgun and 3 boundary effect
microphones available which can be placed across the front of the stage
These are patched
into the stage boxes, on the proscenium columns either side of the stage.
These microphones should only be placed once all construction etc. on
the stage is completed to avoid dust and mechanical damage. There are
also three Shure SM58 vocal microphones which can be hand held or used
on stands as required.
Finally, there are
8 radio microphones (tie clip type) which can be hired for use plus
one hand held mic. freely available in the theatre, by arrangement with
the Barn Theatre Management. Mics. are assigned as follows: - Ch. 1-5,
float Mics. Ch. 6-14 radio Mics. The usual configuration is noted on
the strip at the foot of the mixer. Radio Mics come into the mixer via
their receivers which have to be switched on (also do not forget to
turn on the individual transmitter packs! These require batteries which
are the responsibility of the hirer). The mixer is equipped with eq.,
aux. sends and pan control, etc. two reverb units are available and
can be patched into the signal route as required.
Radio Mic Frequencies
(MHz) as of 02/07/2010
must not be changed.
Tape outputs are
available for recording direct from the desk (check copyright of material
/ performance before recording!).
To use the equipment, first check that the "Auditorium Ring" circuit
breaker in the Stage Manager's box is on, then switch on the master
switch and socket outlets sited on the rear wall of the sound box. The
various pieces of equipment will then come on. They are normally not
switched off independently but if any individual piece of equipment
does not work, check that it is on first.
are situated in the lighting Control Room at the rear of the balcony
and must be turned on AFTER the main desk and turned off BEFORE the
desk is powered down, to avoid damage to the speaker installation. The
four amplifiers are labelled front, mid & rear auditorium plus the Bass
Bin driver which can be left switched off if not required (i.e. for
situations where only vocal reinforcement is required).
etc. and test the system before the audience arrive, problems can usually
be sorted out before curtain up, and it is very much more difficult
to rectify faults afterwards!
show liaise with the Front of House Manager over the
house calls. Theatre time
is taken to be the radio controlled clock at the stage managerís position,
please make sure you are synchronised with this. Every effort should
be made to ensure that the show goes up promptly; it is essential that
you liaise with FOH & with your Stage Manager on this point
There are CDs provided
to make the pre show and interval announcements. The pre show announcements
run for 15 minutes ending at curtain up. The interval announcements
run for 20 minutes. The FOH manager has control of an interval bell,
make sure that your calls coincide with this, or that the bell is rung
on your calls. There is a track on the CD to run at the end of the show,
marked "Car Park" which asks drivers to check they are not blocking
in people behind them in the car park. (Not all patrons leave immediately
and those waiting for cast members often forget they may be causing
congestion in the car park).
After the show, to avoid congestion in the car park, liaise with front
of house and be prepared to announce registration numbers as required,
ideally using the hand held radio mic. from the car park. This must
take precedence over clearing up and/or retrieving mic. packs from performers
at the end of the show. After your production return all microphones
to their cases with batteries and tape etc removed, leads
and stands to the control room, CD's to their cases provided. Please
leave the sound box and control room tidy and ready for the next use.
In the event of a fire or other emergency requiring evacuation of the
theatre the Sound Operator will be required to make an announcement
over the P.A. to inform the entire theatre (front of house & backstage)
how and where to evacuate to. There is a special red CD marked up "Emergency
Evac. Announcement" which will continue to repeat the announcement at
2 minute intervals for approximately 30 mins. This should be used whenever
directed by the Stage Manager/Front of House Manager.
with Front of House staff and the Stage Manager will assist in the evacuation,
The Sound Operator should also ensure that the balcony is empty before
making his/her way to the assembly point.
There is an overall sound level limit set by Tandridge District Council
within the auditorium, to be measured at the centre of the hall, of
110 Decibels ("A" scale). This level must not be exceeded AT ANY TIME
during rehearsals or public performances. The continuance of the theatre's
licence depends on this and it is the responsibility of the Sound Operator
to ensure that this level is not exceeded. A sound level meter is available
for checking sound levels, by arrangement with the Sound Director or
any member of the Theatre Management. The Management reserves the right
to demand that the levels be turned down at any time and if levels are
exceeded despite warning, to pull the plug! YOU
HAVE BEEN WARNED.
headsets / belt packs / leads etc. should be reported to the Stage Manager
and / or Duty Manager.
If you have
any problems or equipment does not operate correctly, please speak to
the Duty Manager or call Mike Sutton via the office.
If you require
more information please contact the Lighting
or Sound Director/ Trustee
Approved Sound Technicians