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Studio Theatres

MODEL Various
AVAILABILITY Please note that these facilities are used for scheduled teaching activities, but may be available for use outside of these times.
RESTRICTIONS All users will be required to complete a technical and Health and Safety induction. In some instances operation of equipment must be carried out by a certified user, most likely a UCLan employee, technician or academic.
TRAINING Training is required to use this item.
CONTACT 1 External enquiries: Martine Dobson - Funding, Development & Support
CONTACT 2 Internal enquiries: Stephen Cooke - Principal Technician
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SITE Media Factory Site


Three impressively appointed studio theatres are situated on the ground floor of The Media Factory.

The Main Theatre and Studio Theatre 1 each measure 185 square metres. Studio Theatre 2 measures 160 square metres. Double height double doors link each theatre to an external loading bay adjacent to Studio Theatre 1 which enables large pieces of set or props to be used in any of the theatre spaces.

Access to adjacent dressing room facilities is provided backstage. Each theatre is fitted with a double perimeter tab track providing the ability to enable a maximum of 360 degrees of black curtaining and 180 degrees of white cyclorama cloth. Each of the three spaces has a fully wired grid positioned 6m above the stage floor which support a wide variety of industry standard lighting and sound equipment.

Retractable seating units provide audience capacities between 60-100 people in each theatre. Each theatre has its own technical control room built overlooking each auditorium from first floor level. Audio, video and control signal looms connect the control rooms with the backstage areas.

The Main Theatre also has the additional functionality of having 4 camera video and audio wiring back to the TV Studio Gallery to enable video recordings of theatre production to be made. The spaces have been designed to be as versatile as possible and can be used to host theatre productions, assessments, conferences, music events, dance performances as well as lectures and teaching activities.

Equipment Available

  • HK Install Sound System
  • MA Lighting GrandMA Command Wing Lighting Control
  • ETC Express Lighting Control
  • Allen & Heath QU Series Digital Audio Mixers
  • ETC Source 4 ParNels Theatre Lanterns
  • ETC Source 4 Fresnels
  • Selecon RAMA Fresnel Theatre Lanterns
  • ETC Source 4 Zoom Profiles
  • Chroma Q Scrollers
  • Chroma Q Color Force LED Floods

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Last Updated: 31st January, 2017

Studio Theatres