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Technical Specifications


Bedford School Theatre has two main seating formats giving seating to 278 or 170 audience members. The 170 seat arrangement is favourable to smaller/intimate shows whereas, the 278 capacity will require the use of the main stage.

Dressing Rooms

Located under the stage area are our dressing rooms. These consist of three separate areas each equipped with mirrors and vanity lighting. Please note that there is no drinking water outlet in these rooms.


The stage is a fixed proscenium with a height of aprox 900mm (3 feet) from the theatre floor. The apron depth is 2.5m, proscenium opening is 8m and height is 3.6m. Beyond this is the main stage area which is aporximately 8m deep and 10.5m wide. The floor area in front of the raised stage is 6m deep and 11.5m wide.

Download floor plan and circuit distribution diagram

Lighting & Sound

The lighting grid is hardwired and is equipped with 60 circuits on a three phase supply. Four 300watt speakers are the foundation of the sound system supported by a Mackie 1501 bass bin. We have two CD players with autopause and a MD player/recorder. The sound desk is a Yamaha 01V96.

Current control board is a Strand 300 Series.

We have a good supply of lanterns.

Yamaha 01V96 v2

High end digital mixing desk. Built in dynamics and effects. Motorised faders with scene capture capability.

Strand 300 Series

Generic lantern and moving fixture control desk. Recognisable interface similar to the ETC desks.

16x ETC Source 4 Junior

Compared to conventional 1000W ellipsoidal spotlights, Source Four Jr.’s 575 watts delivers brighter light.

10x Strand Q Fresnel

Industry standard for small/medium sized theatres. Comes with barn doors.

6x Selecon Acclaim Fresnel

New model. Very popular with small/medium scale theatres. Very easy to use.

8x CCT Starlette Fresnel

The old faithful industry fresnel. Mostly seen in school theatres we are told! With barn doors.

12x Showtech LED Par

High powered LED Parcan. Full colour mixing, dimming and strobe control.

11x Thomas Par 64

All fitted with medium beam lenses. A great lantern for beam effects, live music, floor lighting etc.



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