Sept 2013 Mick Andrew

General Information

Address: Ardross Community Hall, Ardross, Ross-shire, IV17 0XW

  • Venue is off B9176 (from A9 – Alness – Struie – Fearn road), approx 3 miles from A9. Turn left at phone box by primary school signed for Dublin & Strathrusdale. Hall is sign posted. Car park at hall.
  • Built in 2000.
  • Capacity 80 – 120 depending on size of performing area, stacking padded non–interlocking chairs. Tiered seating bank available.
  • Mobile reception variable, payphone in hall (01349 880591), wi-fi available in venue.
  • There are no shops or facilities at Ardross; banks & cashpoints, hotel, shops, café, petrol & other services at Alness (3 miles).

Hall Details

  • Hall Dimensions: 8.38M (27’6”) wide x 18.13M (59’6”) long. Height at side walls 5.3M (17’5”), rising to 5.95M (19’6”) at centre (curved roof). FOH tab track @ 4M (13’2”) and LX bars over stage @ 4.27M (14’).
  • Stage: 56 units Stage Systems rostra 0.75M sq available, making stage 6M (19’8”) wide x 3.75M (12’4”) deep @ 0.74M (2’5”) high. FOH tabs at front of stage. No wings or crossover. Forestage extension of 1.5M (4’11”) depth possible.
  • Décor: floor wood laminate, walls pine panelled lower, hessian and wooden slatted upper, light wood curved roof. Maroon FOH tabs, side blacks on stage, blue green window curtains.
  • Get-in: Good, through emergency exit, flat, straight through 2 sets of double doors. Approx 10M from van loading area to stage. 1.35M (4’5”) wide x 1.98M (6’6”) high.
  • Acoustics reasonable, slightly reverberant but hall is acoustically treated.
  • Blackout good, all windows have lined curtains.
  • Heating by undefloor system.
  • No Piano. No Smoke Detectors in hall but exist elsewhere throughout venue.
  • 3 part Xarges extending ladder available.


  • Power: 100amp 3-phase incomer located in front office. 6 x 32amp single phase sockets in dimmer room behind stage.
  • Stage lighting – 2 x FOH perches and 3 overhead LX bars, Zero88 Level 18 desk, 3 x Betapack patchable dimmers & DMX tie-line to FOH, 6 x 650w profiles, 6 x 650w fresnels, 4 x 500w floods (all Selecon).
  • Sound Mackie 16-4-2 mixer, Yamaha 500watt amp, Yamaha wall mounted speakers, CD, cassette, limited mics available. Multicore to FOH.
  • Houselights dimmable up & downlighters, switched sodiums, switches by hall FOH entrance.


  • 2 Dressing Rooms behind stage.
  • Kitchen & bar area available.
  • Separate backstage toilets & shower.
  • Large lounge/foyer in venue.