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Studio Theatres

We have three impressively appointed black box studio theatres which are situated on the ground floor of The Media Factory.

The Main Theatre and Studio Theatre 1 each measure 185 square metres. Studio Theatre 2 measures 160 square metres. Double height double doors link each theatre to an external loading bay adjacent to Studio Theatre 1 which enables large pieces of set or props to be used in any of the theatre spaces. Access to adjacent dressing room facilities is provided backstage.

Each theatre is fitted with a double perimeter tab track providing the ability to enable a maximum of 360 degrees of black curtaining and approximately 120 degrees of white cyclorama cloth. Each of the three spaces has an integrally wired grid positioned 6m above the stage floor which support a wide variety of industry standard professional grade lighting and sound equipment.

The Main theatre and Theatre 1 are fitted with a motorized retractable seating unit, providing audience seating to a capacity of 90 people. Theatre 2 is fitted with a manually operated retractable seating unit to provide an audience to a capacity of 60 people.

Each theatre has its own technical control room built overlooking each auditorium from first floor level. An audio patch panel, video and DMX control signal looms connect the control rooms with the backstage wing areas.

There are audio playback capabilities installed at floor level in each theatre for use during teaching and/or rehearsals, providing CD playback or iPod/MP3 connections.

The Main Theatre also has the additional functionality of having 4x camera video/audio wired back to the TV Studio Gallery to enable video recordings of theatre performances to be made.

The spaces have been designed to be as versatile as possible and can be used to host theatre productions, assessments, conferences, music events, dance performances as well as lectures and teaching activities.

Detailed Information

Kit List

  • Please contact us for a full and up-to-date kit and specification list of all equipment.


The theatres are open 24/7.

Please note that this facility is used for scheduled teaching activities. The space may not be available for open access during these sessions. Use of the studios by others is by special arrangement.

The independent use of this facility is limited to students studying specific courses.

Due to the innate technical nature of the equipment contained within this studio and specifically the control room, there is a prerequisite for students to attend a technical induction prior to permission being granted for their autonomous use of this studio.


The Studio Theatres can be found in 002, 007, 010 of the Media Factory

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