Paradise in Augustines: The Sanctuary
This is the main worship area of the building, and is on the entrance level of the venue. It is a large, beautiful and extremely flexible space making it particularly suitable for larger scale works.
Over the years this space has hosted several hit shows including Spring Awakening, Avenue Q and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
- Large cast musicals
- Live bands & concerts
- Full-scale sets
- Ambitious technical requirements
|Stage (WxD)||8m* x 6m (boarded and covered in black dance floor)|
|Height to grid||4.6m|
|Lighting Desk||ETC Ion|
|Sound Desk||Behringer X32|
|PA||1.8kW FoH rig, plus foldback|
|Audio Sources||Twin CD, 3.5mm min-jack input, 2 x SM58 microphones included, Radio mics available on request|
|Projection||1280 x 800 WXGA, remote focus on 3.6m screen on upstage tabs|
[*] Some of the width may need to be kept clear of set and props to allow for fire access. However, it will be available to be acted upon.
The performance area will be covered with black dance floor. (This will be laid over the short pile carpet, with an intermediate wood layer). There is no fixed staging, but the stage area includes a raised dais approximately 300mm (12') high, with intermediate step at front and sides.
Wing spaces are defined by black drapes, which are also used to create a cross-over behind the performance area. Grid height will be around 4.6m (15’6”).
The overall height of the space is around 10m (32'). Headroom to beneath the balcony in the wings is 3.0m.
The lighting provided in The Sanctuary is our most flexible rig, including a combination of moving lights, LED general cover, LED back/side lights and conventional fixtures.
This space has two flown speakers covering the audience, two subs under the seating and two flown foldback speakers covering the stage. A Behringer X32 digital mixer is provided for control. A twin CD player and two SM58 microphones are provided, and a 16-channel digital stage box can be used in the stage-right wing or on stage for live audio. Additional foldback speakers are available for use on stage or in the wing for bands.
Access to The Sanctuary is via two steps or a ramp, with space for wheelchairs at the front of the seating rake.