Brierley Hill Civic Hall

Technical facilities

Technical information for promoters, bands, theatre groups and hirers

Sound Equipment/Systems Performance System

Control
Allan and Heath GL3 18:4:2 mixer (Operated from the control room at the rear of the balcony)

Speakers
Shermann Cub (main & delays) 2 Pairs
Bose 101 (balcony delays) 2 Pairs
H & H (foldback) 1 Pair

Amplification
Work SP950 (main) 2
Labgruppen (balcony) 1
H & H HPA300 (foldback) 1

Ancillary Equipment
Klark Teknik DN716 delay (1)
Yamaha YDG 2030 graphic (1)
Yamaha SPX 900 effects (1)
Cassette decks (2)
Compact disc(1)
Mini disc player (1)
Yamaha 12:2 mixer (1)
Microphones - Beyer M300N (6), Shure SM58 (4) AKG SE300/CK98 (4), Sennheiser K3u / MKE2 (6). Sennheiser handheld and TOA lavalier radio microphones (advance notice is required for radio microphones).
D.I. box (1)
Assorted microphone stands

Note
There is also an Areac custom built sound system installed in the venue, this is completely contained in 2 boxes which contain the mixer and all amplifier modules for the main hall PA, foldback, show relay, paging and headset communications. It is all hard wired. This runs all the communications (headsets, show relay and paging)


Communications

Headset Communications
Areac custom built system with a master volume control, (i.e. no individual control). Beyer DT108 and DT109 headsets

Show Relay
Areac custom built system to the dressing rooms, green room, foyer and bar areas.

Paging
There is a paging system to various parts of the building installed, the paging positions are the box office (located in the foyer) and the control room.

Systems for the Hearing Impaired
There is a Sennheiser Infra-red system installed in the main auditorium for the hearing impaired, we have a number of neck-loop and stetoclip receivers that are available for loan by patrons.


Stage Lighting

Power Supply (to stage lighting)
3 Phase 160 amps per phase

Dimmers
2 Strand Permus 24 racks (24 @2.5Kw circuits)

Patch
There is a patching facility available for some of the circuits at Brierley Hill, the two area that can be patched are the front of house bar and the on stage bars, the two patch bays are located in two different locations so that cross phasing can not occur. No alteration to the patching is allowed without prior discussion.

Control
Strand MX48 (Operated from the control room at the rear of the balcony)

Lanterns (These are all rigged)
Harmony 15/28 20 Harmony 22/40 6 Harmony F 19 PAR 64 12 Coda 3 5 Patt 765 CSI follow spots (1) (This unit is now very noisy when in operation and realistically is unusable)


Additional Power Supplies Available

There are three single-phase 63amp CEE Form socket outlets available on stage, (stage right, one on each phase), in addition there is a 3 phase 63amp supply fitted with a CEE Form 63amp socket outlet, again stage right. Note- All supplies have 30mA RCD protection.


Stage Facilities

Dimensions
The stage is raked; it is surfaced with a varnished wood block covering.
Proscenium opening - 9.57m x 4.8m,
Maximum stage depth - 7.11m
Stage height - 1.2m
Grid height - Downstage 10.76m, Upstage 10.59m
Wings maximum - 2m

Drapes/Masking
The masking legs and borders are black. There are also a pair of black tabs just downstage of the white cyclorama. The house tabs (electrically operated from stage left) and house border are wine red in colour as are the auditorium drapes.

Flying Facilities
There is hemp flying from a gallery stage left, there are a total of 12 hemp sets in place, each has a maximum working load of 150kg each.