Cove & Kilcreggan Burgh Hall

Oct 2013 Mick Andrew

General Information

Address: Cove & Kilcreggan Burgh Hall, Shore Rd, Kilcreggan, Argyll G84 0LY

  • Venue is on seafront on main B833 road on RHS as leaving Kilcreggan and heading to Cove & Coulport. Small car park.
  • Built 1893 as Burgh Hall & Library.
  • Capacity approx 130 (if stage used), 100 if performing on floor. Folding and stacking chairs stored on meat-racks.
  • Kilcreggan has General Store, cafes, hotel, bank & cash-point, Post Office and other shops. Nearest petrol at Helensburgh (16 miles).

Hall Details

  • Hall Dimensions: 10.35M (33’11”) wide x 11M (36’1”) long with smaller bar area adjacent 6.63M (21’9”) wide x 7.3M (23’11”) long. Height of ceiling 4.1M (13’6”) – roof is false ceiling & flat, height above bar area 2.9M (9’6”). 3 roof trusses partially exposed below false ceiling.
  • Stage: Pros arch with small wings and crossover. 6.8M (22’4”) wide x 2.4M (7’11”) depth to black drapes, 3.05M (10’) deep to back wall. Wings 1.8M (5’11”) both sides. Height above stage 3.32M (10’11”), height of stage 0.78M (2’7”). Access treads stage right.
  • Décor: Floor light wood with no markings, walls ply panelling lower, white upper and white false ceiling. FOH tabs & window curtains maroon red.
  • Get-in: Reasonable, through foyer right angle turn with 3 steps (ramp available), 2 sets of double doors 1.2M (3’11”) wide x 2.1M (6’11”) high. Approx 23M from van loading to stage.
  • Acoustics good.
  • Blackout good, all windows have lined curtains.
  • Heating by radiators.
  • Upright Piano available. Hall has Smoke Detectors, possible to isolate one zone but not complete hall.
  • Ladders available.


  • Power: 100amp 3-phase incomer in fuse cupboard in hall foyer, with 80amp single-phase Dist.Board in chair storeroom. 13amp sockets on 32amp ring main.
  • Small stage lighting rig – Strand 6 channel desk, 4 x CCT 1kw Silhouette Fresnels mounted on wall brackets (2 each side), and track LED spots on stage.
  • Small PA system, wall mounted mini-speakers and playback.
  • Houselights are switched fluorescents, switches by hall entrance; or dimmable wall mounted linear tube lights, switches at SL wing.


  • 2 Dressing Rooms with separate toilets available backstage.
  • Kitchen available.
  • Bar can be arranged with venue.