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Studio Tech Spec


Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool

Technical Specification

(Last update March 2018)

This specification is not definitive and all aspects should be checked.



Maximum seating is as follows. This may vary for a number of reasons. Please check.

150 Cabaret and Theatre seating (capacity subject to change due to nature of cabaret seating)



The stage is an open-stage, and all staging, scenery, furniture and materials must be of a Class 1 Fire resistant standard. Drapes and clothes must be FR, IFR, DFR or NDFR treated prior to show. 

The stage is 12ft deep by 20ft wide and 300mm high.

Get in is via Roe Street. Please not that as this is a basement venue all items must be able to fit through standard double doors.


Dressing Rooms

There is 1 green room/dressing room located next to the stage, entrance to stage is through the auditorium (black masking can be provided with advance request)



Please see attached ground plan for the base lighting rig.

There are 2 main lighting positions, each 6m scaffold bars with a SWL of 100KG UDL, one located in front of the stage and the other over the back of the stage. In addition to this there at 2 single FOH profiles out rigged from the FOH girder and 2 short side bar rigged under the DS girder.


Power, Dimming and Control

We have 12 ways of hardwired dimming/switched power, which is situated in the green room with the following outlets (all on Powercon)

4x Tech Box

4x Stage (USC)

2x Lx 1

2x Lx 2


In addition there is a 32A single phase available from the green room.


 Houselights are controlled via the desk (DMX channel 400). Or via a manual wall switch located by one of the main doors


FOH Control situated rear auditorium left

Lighting Desk – ETC ColorSource 40

Sound Desk – Allen & Heath SQ-5

Sound laptop running SCS



Lantern Schedule – please check availability





ETC ColorSource 26Degree Spots (Deep Blue)

(additional Lenses from the Main Stage kit can be used subject to availability)


ETC ColorSource Par (Deep Blue)

(Diffuser lenses from the Main Stage kit can be used subject to availability)


Gobo holders, irises, animation wheels, top hats and other accessories are available for hire; as kit is shared with the Main Stage please check for numbers and availability.


Sound System

KV2 ESD10s L&R with ESD1.8 Subs (fixed crossover)

KV2 4x ESD5s ambient room fills

2x SM58s

1x Passive DI


There are 4 ways of input to the desk (patchable from the green room).

A selection of microphones, DI boxes and stands are available for hire, as kit is shared with the Main Stage please check for numbers and availability.



All consumables (gaffa, LX tape, LX gel etc) will be recharged to the visiting company at cost.

The Royal Court is a non-smoking building (e-cigarettes are also prohibited).

Scale plans available on exchange of contracts.

Visiting companies are requested to supply their technical specifications at least 1 month prior to their visit.

Visiting companies are required to display their relevant certificates of insurance on arrival at the theatre.

For further information please contact:

David Gordon on: 07957 977 651 or James Haining on: 07904 857 006.