90 x 2.3K Strand dimmers, distributed as follows:
- 24 FOH, shared between the bridge, balcony bar and auditorium perches (for information only – FOH lanterns are fixed)
- 48 overhead, 12 per bar
- 18 dips, 12 of which are mirrored across stage
- 24 x Lito 1K fresnels
- 6 x Selecon 1.2K fresnels
- 20 x 1K CP62 parcans
- 6 x ETC Source 4 23/50 profiles
- 6 x Strand SL 25/50 profiles
- 6 x Strand SL 15/32 profiles
- 6 x Showtec birdies (LED bubbles only)
Small selection irises
Small selection Rosco gobos & holders, B-size only
Small selection Lee colour
Small selection TRS & grelcos
Overhead we have a permanently fixed rig of 12 x Chauvet Colorado, 2 Quad Zoom LEDs, complemented by 2 additional units on our auditorium perches. 3 x Quads per LX bar, and we rig your design around them. Please refer to the Fixed Rig positions plan for more information.
Cyclorama lights are 7 x Chauvet Colorado Batten 144s, fixed and hard-wired on CW9.
Side-lights are 6 x Chauvet Ovation P56s, a semi-fixed rig.
Uplighters are 5 x Chauvet Ovation Cyc 1s, we usually have 2 fixed in place uplighting the prosc’.
We are a fixed FOH LX venue (for clarification, that just means the lanterns stay where they are and do not get re-rigged – it doesn’t mean they can’t be refocused, although it is tricky and time-consuming accessing the top of the auditorium perches)
Bridge – our main position. No, it is not an advance bar. Yes, the angle is pretty steep. You get 6 x Source 4 15/30s and 4 x Strand SL 15/32s, hung alternatively and mirrored from centre
Balcony bar – 2 x Lito PCs used as tab warmers, with 2 extra dimmer sockets for additional fixtures. Please note the lenses of the lanterns at this position are very much at performer eye-level
Auditorium perches – on our auditorium walls, you get a 15/32 at the top, a fresnel, our FOH LED Quads, a basic moving light, and another fresnel, mirrored across
What we use gets called many things – an up-down bar, a side-light bar, side bars – but what they are not is side-light booms. We don’t have any. No boom bases, no booms themselves, no boom arms. What it is is a bar running US-DS in the wings, lanterns are rigged at just over head-height for obvious reasons (so lens-height is about 2m), you get 2 conventionals per bay, 3 bays per side. Then shins on the deck on H-stands. That totals 18 circuits, which matches the number of dips we have funnily enough.
However, running a load of lanterns blasting out 1000s of watts is possibly not something we should be encouraging in the current world of endangered furry things and rising temperatures, so the house rig uses Chauvet Ovation P56s – 1 lantern per bay and a multitude of colours. (And a low-end dimmer curve which goes from blackout to nuclear sunset in a single percentage, but you knew that already.)
GDS ArcSystem wireless LEDs, controlled by presets on dedicated control panels next to the LX desk and DSR
These proved to be a great improvement a number of years ago, and still manage to vaguely behave themselves most of the time, despite them now having to operate in an endless swamp of 2.4GHz devices from the audience – which is of course the frequency band the system uses
ETC Congo Jr with fader wing. Stop laughing. We like it.
Operated from the Control Room at the back of the balcony only
Runs Cobalt 7.3.1. Rigger’s remote (programmable keyboard) DSR. 2 universes maximum
Offline Cobalt software for importing new fixture profiles
Also used for transferring ETC showfiles recorded on EOS desks – but please note, there is no such thing as part cues on a Congo, and there is no such thing as zero, so those will need manually adjusting
Common response to my informing people of the make and model of our desk: “Er, I’ll probably just use our Nomad.”