The Studio

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The Studio

On the lower level of Paradise in Augustines you will find our flexible Studio. It features a wide stage and offers companies the option of either a black box or a unique, divided stage created by exposing the two additional performance areas.

The Studio has welcomed a huge variety of productions, from children’s show The Magic Den, to comedy Terry Pratchett’s Eric and WW1 drama And the Horse You Rode in On.

Perfect for:

  • Large cast drama
  • Children's shows
  • Alternative seating configurations
  • Comedy
  • Musicals
  • Audience participation

Space Details

Up to 107 raked (dependent on stage configuration)

Stage (WxD)
~8m x 3.2m (24' x 10') - Layout A (93 seats) Floor Plan
~8m x 6.2m (24' x 21') - Layout B (79 seats) Floor Plan
~8m x 4.2m (24' x 14') - Layout C (107 seats) Floor Plan
~8m x 2.1m (24' x 7') - Layout D (107 seats) Floor Plan

Height to Grid
3.6m (10’10”)

Access to The Studio is via stairs or a ramp and wheelchair lift, with space for wheelchairs towards the middle of the seating rake.

Technical Specification

General cover is provided by a full stage, colour-changing wash of LED profiles. A number of LED wash lights complete the rig in side, top and back lighting positions.

Control is an ETC Ion.

Lighting Plan

A professional PA, together with X32 Compact digital mixer, 16-channel digital stage box and 3.5mm jack input is available for your use.

Two SM58 microphones and stands are available for use. Radio mics can be provided at an extra cost.

Two projectors are hung from the grid and focused on the mid stage tab, mirrored one per side, with a VGA or HDMI connection at the tech desk. Mirrored pair (1024 x 768).

A Mac with QLab 4 Video (single video output) is provided for control of projection and sound playback from the technical desk.

The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary seats 110 and is our largest performance space. It is a beautiful and flexible space making it particularly suitable for larger scale works.

The Studio

The Studio seats up to 107 depending on chosen layout. It is our most flexible space and features a wide stage.

The Snug

The Snug is our new intimate performance space with 30 seats.

The Vault

The cosy 42-seat performance space within The Vault is framed by a stone archway that creates a proscenium arch feel in an authentic Fringe space.

The Annexe

The Annexe, seats 45 and has a black box stage which you can transform to suit your performance.