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Technical Information

Technical Information

This information is intended for visiting productions to The Leys.

The information contained herein should be read in conjunction with the Theatre Hire Terms & Conditions (available by request and with the Booking Contract). Unless stated to the contrary, all equipment and facilities listed in the Technical Specification will be made available in accordance with the Standard Terms (subject to unexpected equipment failure or other circumstances beyond the control of the School).

For the avoidance of problems at the venue, all plans / schedules should be provided to the Theatre Manager at least 14 days in advance, including a Production Risk Assessment and Construction Plan (if appropriate).


Sustainable Productions

You are strongly encouraged to read the “Theatre Green Book” (available free here) and to make every effort to follow the suggested ‘baseline’ requirements of Book 1: Sustainable Productions. Your whole production team should engage with this from the start of the planning process.


Great Hall Technical Infomation

We may update this information at any time without notice. Please check back here before every production for the latest details.

Abridged Technical Spec.

Auditorium Seating Capacity

337 (all seats) or often used without Row AA (too close to the stage), making 318 capacity.

Reductions for wheelchairs, technical equipment (e.g. sound console) and orchestra pit.



  • Proscenium opening – 9.6m W x 5.6m H.
  • Performing space (approx.) – 11m W x 8.5m D x 5.6m H (to underside of technical bridges).

Over stage – 3 ‘flying slots’ between bridges, each with 2 x winch bar (max out dead – 9.1m), 1 x hemp bar (border cloth) & 2 x fixed LX bars.

No house tabs. Mid-stage black tabs (on winch bar). Side legs. Cyclorama cloth.



We use a ‘standard rig’ (see Plans), to which additional fixtures can be added (either from our stock or hired).

ETC ‘Ion XE 20’ lighting control console – 2048 channels.

156 x dimming channels, 42 x non-dim channels. Standard rig uses 4 universes (including house/working lights); 2 additional universes for visiting equipment.



EM-Acoustics PA system fully installed.

Allen & Heath SQ-6 digital mixing console – 48 inputs, 24 outputs.

Limited microphone stock (no radio mics available, except by specific arrangement).



Digital Projection E-Vision 10K laser projector (available at extra cost, POA).


Please read Venue & Technical Information Pack for full details.

All stage crew / visiting technicians must watch the Fit-up/Crew Briefing Video before arrival.

Dressing Rooms

Please consult the Booking Contract for available rooms.



Dressing room 1 – 5/6 performers.

Dressing room 2 – 4/5 performers.

1 x accessible toilet (shared).

Green Room (stairs access only) – 6/12 performers, or crew / band room (with kitchen area, kettle, microwave, fridge).

2 x toilets; 1 x shower.


First floor

Middleton Studio – 30+ performers (no tables).

1 x accessible toilet (shared with Circle audience).


Second floor

‘G31’ Drama classroom – 20 performers.

‘G32’ Drama classroom – 20 performers.

‘G33’ Drama rehearsal room – 20+ performers (no tables).

No toilets on this level. Drinking water fountain.


Third floor

Dance Changing Room – 15 performers (with shower room).

Dance Studio – 30+ performers (no tables, no outdoor shoes, no show relay).

2 x toilets; 1 x shower.

Venue & Technical Information Pack (September 2023)Fit-up / Crew Technical Briefing (Sept 2023)


Stage PlanSeating PlanLighting PlanLighting Standard RigSound Standard Rig

General Hire Information

Hire Information PackUsher / Steward Briefing Video

Technical Contact

Paul Durose
Theatre Manager
Tel. (01223) 508946
[email protected]

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