The lighting system had a major refurbishment in 2004, and is being incrementally improved each year.
There are 72 dimmer circuits from a set of Zero88 Chilli series Dimmers. All of the circuits are fully patchable. 60 circuits are rated for 10 Amps of resistive load, the remaining 12 circuits are rated at 16 Amps.
All lighting sockets utilise 15A round pin unfused plugs and outlets.
The lighting control board is a ETC Ion board. A 4 way DMX splitter allows control circuits to be extended to other equipment within the theatre.
There are 16 circuits to each of the 3 stage lighting bars, 4 circuits to the top cyclorama bar, 4 circuits to the bottom cyclorama lights.
There are 8 dip (floor) sockets each side of the stage spaced evenly from upstage to downstage, 2 sockets are on each of the stage perches. In the pit there are 4 sockets, and 8 sockets on the cyclorama (the central 4 sockets are normally used for the lower cyclorama lights).
12 circuits go to the roof void lights. 10 circuits go to each of the 2 front of house lighting platforms.
|3||500 W||CCT Minuette Floods|
|6||500 W||PAR 56s|
|2||650 W||CCT Minuette Profile Spot|
|6||650 W||Vision V650Z 14-33 Zoom Profile|
|14||800 W||Selecon SPX 15-35 Profile|
|6||800 W||Selecon SPX 25-50 Profile|
|10||1000 W||Patt 223/743 Fresnels|
|14||1000 W||PAR 64s|
|5||1000 W||CCT Starlette 1000 Fresnels|
|8||1000 W||CCT Silhouette Spot|
|4||1000 W||Selecon Rama PC|
|30||1000 W||Selecon Rama Fresnel|
|4||1200 W||Selecon Rama Fresnel|
Additionally there are the 2 sets of cyclorama lights which each consist of 5 sets of 4 lamps each of 500W. The upper set is permanently wired in place and cannot be moved.
There are 2 sets of 1200 W metal halide Follow-spots, with a colour changer pack, mounted on a tripod in the roof void. The follow-spots are unable to illuminate the very front of the stage apron (orchestra pit) or anywhere in the auditorium.
Any electrical equipment that is to be plugged into the theatre electrical or lighting systems must be approved by the Stage Manager before use. The hirer is responsible for ensuring any electrical equipment brought is electrically safe and correctly labelled. Inductive loads must not be plugged into the dimmers.