ARDRISHAIG PUBLIC HALL
Sept 2008 Mick Andrew
Address: Chalmers St, Ardrishaig, Argyll PA30 8EY
- Venue is in middle of village on canal side (RHS) of A83 as approaching from Lochgilphead. Small Car Park.
- Built early 1900’s as picture house, with large 1970’s extension.
- Capacity approx 150 if stage used, 100 if performing on floor. Plastic non-interlocking stacking chairs.
- Mobile reception good.
- Ardrishaig has Hotel, small Co-op, petrol, cashpoint & general store. Banks and other services in Lochgilphead (1 mile).
- Hall Dimensions: Approx 15.24M (50’) long x 9.14M (30’) wide. Height to roof trusses approx 4.57M (15’).
- Stage: 6.1M (20’) wide x 5.97M (19’7”) deep. Height above stage 2.59M (8’6”) reducing to 2.36M (7’9”) upstage. Height of stage 0.76M (2’6”). Wings SL 3.05M (10’) SR 1.68M (5’6”). Crossover behind back black. Access treads either side at front. Black legs & borders.
- Décor: floor polished wood, no markings; walls cream; roof dark wood with dark roof trusses. FOH electric curtains maroon/brown.
- Get-in: lengthy – through hall entrance foyer into function area/hall. 2 sets double doors, flat, right angle turn. Approx 25M from van loading area to stage.
- Acoustics slightly reverberant.
- Blackout good if hall divider partition used – adjacent lesser hall has skylights with no blackout.
- Heating by wall-mounted ceramic heaters, controls in box office cubicle.
- No Piano. Smoke Detectors unknown.
- Small step ladder and extending ladder available.
- Power: 100amp 3-phase incomer in FOH box office cubicle. 60amp single phase feed to SR wing & house dimmers. Also 32amp socket on tail here.
- Small stage lighting rig – 12 channel Strand desk, 2 x 6-way patchable Strand dimmers, 11x 650w profile spots, 9 x 650w fresnels, flood battens. FOH LX bar, 2 stage LX bars.
- Small portable sound rig – no details.
- Houselights are switched fluorescents, switches by hall/function area entrance.
- Robert Gargan meeting room can be used as Dressing Room.
- Kitchen available.
- Separate backstage toilets.
- Lounge available for refreshments.