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Opera Studio

The newest of our performance spaces, completed in 1999, with seating for 147 on a retractable seating bank makes this a flexible space that can be adapted into various styles. Use for a main conference venue, rehearsal and concert space or for a cabaret style event. This venue has full production lighting and a sound system already in place to create just the right atmosphere together with projection and audio visual capabilities making this a high specification venue.

Seating capacity

  • 154

Possible room layouts

  • Theatre Style
  • Cabaret
  • No Seating

Stage dimensions

  • Stage Width: 13.8m
  • Stage Depth: 18.7m (from back wall to front wall)
  • 9.47m (with main seating bank extended)
  • Wing Space Either Side: N/A
  • Height to Catwalks: 6.68m
  • Height to Galleries: 4.03m
  • Stage Construction: 22mm Ash

Lighting and Electrical

  • Power Supply (LX): 1 x 63Amp 3-phase supply Upstage Right
  • 84 x 2.5kW Zero88 chilli dimmer outlets (10A Breakers)
  • 14 x 5kW 32A Zero88 chilli dimmer outlets (20A Breakers)
  • 13 x 2.5kW 15A Non-Dim outlets
  • 13A stage power sockets available throughout venue
  • 5A blue bulkhead sockets throughout venue (13A sockets)
  • Power Supply (Sound): 13Amp Technical earth circuits on most facility panels
  • LX Control Location: Back of auditorium in dedicated control room (Level 3)
  • LX Control Desk: Strand 530i
  • House Light Control: Main entrance, LX control position, backstage store room
  • Power Cables: Adequate stock of 2.5m, 5m and 10m 15Amp TRS cableSound
  • Sound Control Location: Back of auditorium in dedicated control room (Level 3)
  • Mixing Desk: Soundcraft K3 32-channel
  • Patch: Full GPO in & out patch
  • Mic Inputs: 26 separate mic inputs
  • 18 tie lines to recording room (adjacent to control room)
  • 36 tie lines from AGOS rehearsal rooms, foyer, etc
  • Playback: 1 x Denon DCD-625 CD Player
  • 1 x Sony MDS-JE480 Minidisk Player
  • Dynamics: 1 x Klark Teknik DN360 Graphic EQ
  • 1 x Behringer Ultra-Curve Digital Graphic EQ
  • Effects: 1 x Yamaha SPX990
  • Amplification: 3 x Yamaha P1600 Power Amps
  • 1 x Alesis RA-100 Monitor Amp
  • Speaker Patch: Neutrik NL4 multi-speaker patch
  • Speakers: 2 x Community Full-range speakers permanently rigged
  • Microphones: Refer to Academy-wide microphone stock list to hire
  • Microphone Cable: Refer to Academy-wide cable stock list
  • Intercom: Technical Projects Intercom Hard-wired
  • Induction Loop: Yes – AVX PDA-1000 Induction Loop System
  • Show Relay: Yes – Relay hard wired out to source-selectable speakers
  • in all parts of the building

Air conditioning

  • Yes

Floor plans

  • On application

Piano available

  • Steinway Model D

To arrange a viewing and or quotation please contact our Space Planning and External Events Hire Department, Andrea McManus.

Direct Tel: + 44 (0) 141 270 8305
Switchboard: + 44 (0) 141 332 4101
Email: venuehires@rcs.ac.uk