CAMPBELTOWN VICTORIA HALL
Sept 2011 Mick Andrew
Address: Victoria Hall, Kinloch Road, Campbeltown, Argyll PA28 6EG
- Venue on Kinloch Road opposite harbour by Esplanade. Small Car Park at rear of venue. Venue run by Argyll & Bute Council and is staffed – 01586 551212.
- Built late Victorian era, with 1930’s façade.
- Capacity 500 if stage used, approx 200 if performing on floor. Interlocking stacking padded & plastic chairs.
- Mobile reception good – payphone in foyer 01586 522670
- Campbeltown has all services.
- Hall Dimensions: 25M (82’) long x 17.68M (58’) wide. Height at side walls 5.18M (17’) rising to approx 6.4M (21’) over centre.
- Stage: 8.53M (28’) wide x 5.94M (19’6”) deep to back tabs, 8.64M (28’4”) deep to back wall. Height of pros 4.22M (13’10”). Height of stage 1.14M (3’9”). Wings 1.02M (3’4”) both sides. Stage has shallow rake. Crossover behind back tabs. Access treads USR. Stage has full set of blacks. Fixed grid above.
- Décor: sports hall with 3 Badminton Courts. Floor dark wood; walls light wood panelling lower, cream higher; ceiling acoustically treated white tiles. FOH tabs dark blue.
- Get-in: reasonable – through fire exits at back of stage. Double doors + 90° turn up 7 steps to stage, or straight through single & 2nd double doors into hall, flat. Approx 15M van loading area to hall. 1.07M (3’6”) wide x 2.08M (6’10”) high. Note this access is from a car park, which is crowded during daytime hours.
- Acoustics reasonable.
- Blackout good, no windows but emergency lights are bright.
- Heating by radiators.
- Upright Piano available. Heat Detector above pros arch.
- A-frame ladders available.
- Power: 60amp 3-phase supply for house dimmers on SR wing balcony. Feeds 2 x 32amp single-phase sockets in same locale.
- Stage lighting rig – lighting desk unknown, 2 Betapack dimmers, 6 x 1000w profile spots, 8 x 500w fresnels, 4 x 500w floods (all old Strand kit). 1 FOH LX bar, 2 stage LX bars.
- Sound rig – mixer, amps, mics not seen, 4 x Sherman Audio speaker cabs.
- Houselights are switched fluorescents – switches in SR corridor.
- 2 Dressing Rooms upstairs from stage.
- Venue has kitchen and bar area.
- Separate backstage toilets.