Venue Specs

Information correct as of 7 October 2019.

For venue accessibility please see the Accessibility Guide to Reading Fringe Festival locations

Venue A

Capacity: 60-80 seated

This space is configured in a theatre style, with a small raised stage. A lighting rig and sound system is installed. Good for theatre and family shows.

The performance space will measure approx 6m x 4m, including a 3m x 2m stage. There will be black flats to the sides to create wings for storage or costume changes.

Lighting will comprise a coloured LED lighting wash, and two sets of LED profiles. In addition there will be LED batten uplighting to the room. All lighting will be controlled by a 24/12 zero 88 desk.

Sound will be provided via a 4 speaker PA, with at least one foldback monitor. A mac laptop with Qlab will be provided, along with minijack input, controlled via a behringer x32 digital desk.

There is a projector in the room, with HDMI and VGA inputs.

Venue B

Capacity: 40 seated+20 standing (60 total)

This space in the centre of town has a small playing area, sound system and simple lighting rig, and is best for cabaret, comedy and spoken word.

A small performance area of 2m x 2m, with instrument (DI), minijack inputs as well as upto two vocal mics with stands.

Lighting will be provided via uplighters, illuminating the general performance area. This lighting to be coloured and set pre-performance. Lighting states can’t be controlled during performance.

Venue C

Capacity: 40 seated (60 standing)

A raised performance area, with instrument (DI), minijack inputs as well as upto four vocal mics with stands. Four monitors can provide upto two feeds.

Lighting will be provided via rear and front of stage wash lights, controlled from a raised control booth away from stage. Audio also to be controlled from this area.

Venue D

Capacity: 40 seated

With a relaxed atmosphere, bar and seating but limited technical provision, this is good for comedy, spoken word and talks.

A small performance area, with instrument (DI), minijack inputs as well as upto two vocal mics with stands.

Lighting will be provided via uplighters, illuminating the general performance area. This lighting to be coloured and set pre-performance. Lighting states can’t be controlled during performance.

A projector is provided onsite, with VGA and HDMI inputs

Venue E

Capacity: 40 seated

This space has a simple lighting right with few settings, so this is best for comedy, spoken word and talks, music, or theatre with basic lighting requirements.

A performance area with ample space for a four piece band. Lighting is currently limited, set to a front-stage wash, pre-set for each performance. Lighting states can’t be controlled during performance.
Audio consists of powered speakers, two monitors, and ample mics and DI boxes. Audio is mixed from the rear of the room by a provided technician.
A portable projector is also available, dependant on booking. This to accept VGA and HDMI.