Opened by his Royal Highness the Duke of Wessex in 2000, the Prospect Theatre is a modern, purpose-built theatre space with raked, removable seating for up to 184 patrons with the capacity to increase this to 300.
It is a traditional, proscenium arch space with the flexibility of offering a more intimate, black box studio arrangement with a seating capacity of 40. Different staging configurations can be arranged with consultation; the space can flexibly accommodate in-the-round, traverse and thrust configurations with moveable, one level seating.
Following recent significant investment in the technical provision of the theatre, we now have a state-of-the-art lighting and sound system. Our 72 channel half fixed/half flow rig is controlled by an ETC Ion XE with Fader Wing.
Our recently installed HK Installation speakers, JBL subwoofers and deployable HK Linear 5/Linear Sub stacks are controlled by our two Midas M32 digital sound desks. We also have 8 Linear 3 speakers available for use as monitors and/or to create surround sound effects.
We have an assortment of generic and intelligent lighting including:
8 Miltec Par 144Qs
6 Miltec LED Batten 2s
Amhaze Whisperer Haze Machine
2 ADJ UV Cob Cannons
We have two installed Behringer SD8 stage boxes and two portable Midas DL16 stage boxes, to supplement our 12 (potential for 16) Trantec receivers, available for use with handheld, headset or lavalier microphones.
For full technical specifications and theatre/rig plans, please enquire when making your initial booking enquiry.
The tech box also controls the theatre's projection unit. Projection in the theatre can be run in a variety of different ways, from conference-style presentation set-ups, to larger-scale theatrical displays.
The theatre also houses our ambient Front of House receiving area (above centre) with Box Office desk, space to serve drinks, hot and cold running water, refrigeration and a dishwasher.
Two dressing rooms backstage are completed by mirrored make-up tables, shower and toilet facilities.
The Dance Studio (above right) is also available to hire. Adjacent to the theatre the dance studio features a sprung floor, floor-to-ceiling mirrors and fully functioning lighting rig.
The Prospect Theatre is now available for bookings by members of the local community. In the first instance please contact Matt Smith on Tel: 01252 688335 to discuss your requirements or email firstname.lastname@example.org.