The People's Theatre Studio offers a versatile ‘black-box’ theatre space for performance, rehearsal and other events.
Depending upon the selected format and purpose, the studio accommodates an audience for performance of approx. 70-80 persons.
The flexibility of audience seating arrangements allows a variety of possible performance playing configurations, or if preferred, a clear ‘flat-floor’ space for a variety of ‘non-performance’ activities and sessional events.
The Studio can be offered as being technically-supported (by negotiation) or simply as a ‘dry hire’ as required.
General and public access to the studio is via the main theatre entrance leading directly from the venue’s ground-floor Main Foyer, Bar and Reception area through a short double-width corridor into to a small studio ‘lobby’.
Production ‘get-in’ access is through the main entrance as above, or if practical, through a stepped and turned single-width entrance from the side of the building.
Performance access is via entrances directly into the Studio Theatre from the Studio lobby.
Double, inward opening ‘fire-doors’ 1.60m overall width leading from the studio dressing room area via the studio entrance lobby.
One outward opening single ‘fire-door’ 0.80m width; one from the studio dressing room area via the studio entrance lobby (as above).
One outward opening single ‘fire-door’ on the opposite side of the studio, accessible via a longer route leading from the main-stage dressing room facilities (by arrangement).
All entrance doors are 2m high.
Temporary ‘black’ cloth masking for entrance/exits can be installed by arrangement in order to provide required cross-overs accordingly. (There is no integral wing-space).
The studio floor is laid with a black Harlequin rubberised ‘dance-floor’ surface. (No screw/fixing of set structure to the floor is possible) and it is requested that all structures are adequately ‘footed’ to avoid damage.
The box-truss overhead grid is approx. 3.90m from floor covering total floor area allowing the L.X. rigging positions to be fully flexible. (see diagram).
Light-weight structure suspension is possible (weight to be determined/agreed prior to installation).
To hire the theatre you will need to fill in one of our Production sheets to send to he Venue Manager.