Abbey Stage 

The Abbey Stage is a fixed, end on auditorium, with a capacity of up to 492 seats plus two designated wheelchair spaces.

Technical Details 

  • Proscenium Opening: Adjustable between 11.7 metres and 9.7 metres
  • Proscenium Height: 8.9 metres
  • Stage Height: 93 cm (from auditorium lowest point)
  • Stage Depth (from rear of safety curtain): 8.38 metres
  • Fly Floor Clearance (from stage): 8.5 metres
  • Height to Grid (from stage): 18.5 metres
  • Flying System: 40 single purchase counterweight sets, each capable of an evenly distributed safe working load of 280kg
  • Safety Curtain in Operation: Yes
  • Masking: Subject to availability
  • Mix Position: In rear row of centre bank of seats, subject to seat removal
  • Technical Equipment: We have a wide range of lighting, sound and rigging equipment, subject to availability
  • Load In: The load in is from the street, down a ramp. The stage is 1.1 metres below street level. The load in door dimensions are 3 metres wide x 4.8 metres high. The load in area is located at the rear of the building, the old Abbey Street lane. Parking permits are required.

Drawings are available on request.

Peacock Stage 

The Peacock Stage is a studio space, which can be configured in either proscenium (end on) or traverse configuration. The seating capacity end on is up to 127 seats (plus the wheelchair accessible seating), and the capacity in traverse configuration is 138 (plus the wheelchair accessible seating). The wheelchair accessible viewing gallery is on the left side of the auditorium.

Technical Details

  • Proscenium Opening: 8.4 metres
  • Proscenium Height: 3.7 metres – The front of house lighting grid sits below this point (see plans for details)
  • Stage Height: 85 cm (from auditorium lowest point)
  • Height (from stage to grid): 10 metres
  • Stage Depth (from rear of safety curtain): 7.5 metres
  • Safety Curtain in Operation: Yes
  • Fly Floor Clearance (from deck): 3.5 metres to underside of fly set cages
  • Flying System: 10 Double purchase counterweight sets, each capable of a maximum evenly distributed safe working load of 120kg
  • Masking: Subject to availability
  • Mix Position: Subject to seat removal
  • Load In:The load in is from Old Abbey Street at the rear of the building, all items go in via a winch to stage level, 5 metres below the street. Parking permits are required.

Drawings are available on request.

For technical or production queries, please contact chris.hay@abbeytheatre.ie

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