The Footlights Stage


The Footlights Stage is an ideal venue for all theatrical productions.

When hired independent from the auditorium (House curtain in) The Footlights Stage becomes a black box warehouse space. Used without stage drapery the space is brutally architectural and ideal for contemporary theatre and dance pieces. Seating and performance space can be arranged in any configuration using loose seats. Stage drapery and technicals can be configured as required.

In complete contrast The Footlights Stage can be pan masked (surround drapery) in white silks, backdrops of silver or gold lame cloths, or black and red velvet drapes, to create a stunning ballroom or banquet environment with the glamorous backdrop of the auditorium. Add the theatrical lighting pooling on each table and beautiful coloured lights illuminating the drapes, and you have a truly magical ambiance that delivers a totally unique experience.

The Footlights Stage is an ideal space for larger presentations and conferences. The stage area can seat up to 110 classroom style including AV and head table, or set as half stage with head table, lectern, AV and lighting, with the delegates seated in the auditorium.


Footlights Stage

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