Technical Facilities

Town Hall Technical Facilities 

 

The Town Hall Sutton Coldfield boasts a modern Sound System, Stage Lighting and stage equipment facilities. The auditorium is equipped with retractable tiered seating for theatre-style events.

Staging
The proscenium arch stage is usually extended with a metrodeck apron stage for stage shows, orchestras, etc. This apron can be set up in various formats as requested by the user.
Rostra are available.
There is a mid stage running tab and other aluminium bars.

All stage curtains are black in colour with the main tabs being red in colour.

Backstage is painted entirely black to minimise distractions from the wings.
There is limited but easily workable space for scenery storage and props at side-stage .

Lighting 
A Zero 88 24 way system is installed in the Vesey Ballroom. Front of House stage lighting is situated on 2 x 12 way side wall mounted prewired bars. There are 3 x12 way prewired bars behind the procenium above the stage. Lanterns are SL profiles and Selecon fresnels. A lighting equipment inventory is available to hirers on request.

The lighting and sound desks can be installed at the rear left of the auditorium.
A video cable links this position to sidestage.
There is a position on the rear right hand side of the tiered seating for a hired in follow spot.

 

Sound 
An OHM amplifier and speaker system has been purpose designed for the Vesey Ballroom. It is a multispeaker system with time delayed infill speakers and bass bins.
A small mixing desk is set up for general use and is equiped with 2 x radio microphones and fixed microphones, tape and CD players .
A 24 way Allen & Heath desk together with ten licenced lapel radio mics, processor, minidisk, etc are available for show use when they are installed at the rear left hand corner of the tiered seating. together with the lighting desk Two JBL powered speakers are available for foldback or general use.
Show relay and talk back systems are available.

– A Hearing Aid loop with its own microphone is installed in the Vesey Ballroom.

– A portable sound system is available for use in the other rooms at the venue.

– A technical equipment inventory is available to hirers on request.

Pianos
A Grand Piano is available on stage via a trapdoor and hydraulic lift.
An Upright Piano is available for use at floor level.
There is also an electric piano and amplifier.

Dressing Rooms
Three Dressing Rooms are situated up a flight of stairs at backstage.

 

For all hirers handling Town Hall technical equipment, a technical facilities pro forma will be issued with the booking.