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Riverside Theatre

This is a traditional proscenium arch, 760 seat theatre venue with stalls, circle and gallery levels. The architectural design is based on the common European Opera House concept to provide a very warm, intimate and live performance space. It is regarded as an A Reserve house, which means that sight-lines are good in most seats and a standard ticket price can apply to the whole house at the Hirers discretion.

The large stage area has a fly tower facility and the venue boasts full staging, lighting and sound capabilities of a standard comparable to many larger commercial venues. It has an orchestra pit which can also provide an apron thrust stage when the pit is not required.

Venue Capacity

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Download the current Technical Specifications here:

Riverside Theatre Technical Specifications

Alternatively, you can see the specifications listed, below.


Stage Area: 11m wide x 12m deep
Ceiling Height: 18.8m to Grid
Capacity:  Theatre 765


  • 4 x Dressing Rooms
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Greenroom
  • Parking
  • Stage Drapery

A genuine Left, Centre, Right processor controlled system plus 4 fold back/effects sends

1 x Soundcraft MH4 – 40 Mono/4 Stereo Channel Mixer with 8 VCA and 16 Groups
Alcon Line Array – Cluster Fixed to Proscenium Arch (Centre)
(8 x Alcons LR14, 3 x LR14B Subs, 2 x Alcon Deep Subs)
6 x BOSE MA12 Array -Side Speakers (Left and Right)
2 x BOSE Cannons (Centre)
2 x BOSE 502B Subs (Left and Right)
6 x BOSE M32SE – Front Fill (Centre)
4 x Peavey Wedges for F/back/Effects (Additional available)
Riverside Theatres have a large stock of commercial CD Players, Minidisc Players available for use
The Alcon line array is powered by Alcon customed designed amplifiers. (ALC2, ALC4)
The MA 12 Array speakers are powered by Crown 602 Amplifiers.

1 x DBX 481 System processor
1 x BOSE WSC1 System Processor

A variety of Vocal, Instrument and Hanging Mics are available
Hand held, Lavaliere, lapel and Countryman radio microphones available.
2 x Lexicon MP1 – Effects Units
2 x Yamaha Q1027 – Graphic Equalizers
8 x SHURE UC Radio mic receivers
4 x Yamaha – Q 1027 – Graphic Equalizers (Fold Back/Effects)
1 x Yamaha – Q2031 – Graphic Equalizer (Radio Group)
2 x Compressor Limiters – DBX 106X

1 x Sony FX-52 Data Projector (Wide, Short and Long Throw Lens also available)
1 x Sharp PDG-DHT100L True HD Single Chip DLP Projector (Long and Short Throw Lens Available)
1 x Kramer VP727 Analogue Switcher
1 x Kramer VP747 In-CTRL Dual Scaler Seamless Switcher (inc: Audio Xfade and Remote Panel)
1 x 12’ x 9’ Rear Projection Screen (4:3)
1 x 16’ x 12’ Front and Rear Projection Screen (4:3)
1 x 8m x 5.4m Front Projection Screen (16:9)
2 x Panasonic DMP-BDT300 Full HD 3D Blu Ray Player
1 x Panasonic DMP-BD45 Full HD Blu Ray Player with 5.1 Decoding

The Riverside Theatre has a complete lighting rig as part of the hire.
53 x 1k Profiles
36 x 1.2k Fresnels
52 x 600w Acclaim Profiles
32 x 110v 1000w MFL Parcans
5 x 1000w CCT 4 Cell Cyc Units
5 x 800w Ground Row Units

1 x ETC Gio Lighting Console

120 x 5kwStrandDimmers
36 x 2.4kw Dimmers (3 x Jands HP12)

2 Streams of DMX is run through the theatre for intelligent lighting and other control devices.