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Mercury Theatre

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Contact Information

Address
Balkerne Gate
Town
Colchester
County
Essex
Postcode
CO1 1PT
Email
info@mercurytheatre.co.uk
Main Contact
-
Company Manager
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Box Office
01206 573948
General Admin
01206 577006
Stage Door
-
Fax
-

Theatre Staff

Technical Manager
Ben Wills
Chief Electrician
Kiaran-Lee Kesby
Sound Technician
Nathan Hamilton
Stage Manager
Emily Palmer
Stage Carpenter
Rob Parker
Flyman
Roger Mills-Lewis
Wardrobe Contact
Corinna Vincent
FOH Contact/Manager
Maria Harrison
Accomodation list is available from
Stage Management

Stage Details (all dimensions are in metres.)

Type of stage (pros, thrust etc)
Thrust
Rake
None
Surface
MDF coated
Is drilling or other fixing allowed?
yes
Type of flying system
double purchase
Total number of lines
14
Barrel (pipe) diameter
48mm
Barrel length
Varies
Max load rating per set
228kg
Maximum out dead
13m
Overall load rating
-
Spacing between lines
Varies
Distance of first available set of lines from US side of pros
-
Apron Width
-
Apron Depth
-
Traps/Size
-
Weight Restrictions
-
Are stage plans available? If so, where from?

Stage Management facilities

Prompt corner pos.
DSL
FOH call facilities?
DSL
Q-Lights?
Yes, DSL
Bar Bells?
Yes
Q-Lights Movable?
Yes
First aid box?
Yes

Overall Dimensions

Size of Prosc:

Width
13m
Height
5.7m

Wing Space:

Stage Left
2m
Height of Grid
14m
Stage Right
1m (on a good day)
Setting line to rear of prosc
-
Setting line to front edge of stage
-
Setting line rear wall
-

Are these available?

House tabs
Yes, dependent on set
Cyc.
Yes

Blacks:

Borders
Yes
Legs
Yes
Tabs
Yes

Unusual or unexpected features

eg) Get in – height, drop, ramp etc…
Via workshop, limited scene dock storage

LX & Sound Details

Power available and location:

Lighting
63/3ph on LX Fly Floor SR
Sound
63/3ph on deck DSL

LX & Sound Details

Additional power supplies available:
Lighting Control
16A

Number of dimmers and ratings:

On stage
188 overall
FOH
-
Any patching/twinning
-

Lanterns available in fixed location:

Profiles
-
Fresnels
-
Cyc Floods
-
Follow Spots
-
Movable lanterns list
-
Rigging (Tallescope/ladder etc)
Tallescope and Zarges

Sound

Indication of tie lines
-
Mixer position
Either FOH or Control Box
Equipment available
M&, 01V, A&H
Headset/comms details
canford system

Accomodation

Dressing rooms
6
Showers & toilets
1 Male, 1 Female
Access to stage
USL, crossover through workshop/paintshop if US access unavailable
Wardobe facilities
Available on prior request
Wig room & facilities
-

Orchestra

Pit size (permanent or variable)
Variable

Equipment Available

Lit music stands
0
Chairs
20
Net
None
Rostra
6
Double bass pin boards
0
Sound baffles
Available on request

Orchestra Accomodation

Band Rooms
None

Other

Any other features
Free tea/coffee backstage and a warm welcome

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