June 2008 Mick Andrew
Address: Dornie & District Community Hall, Aird Point, Ardelve, Dornie, Kyle of Lochalsh, Ross-shire IV40 8DY.
- Venue on LHS (loch side) of A87 heading to Kyle, past Eilean Donan Castle & Dornie village, and over bridge by old slipway.
- Built 1957, refurbished and upgraded in 2008. Car park outside.
- Capacity appprox 150 if stage used, 80-100 if performing on floor. Interlocking folding chairs. Seating rake available if organised in advance.
- Mobile reception reasonable.
- Dornie has 2 Hotels, cafe & small shop. Banks, cashpoint, petrol and other services in Kyle of Lochalsh (8 miles)
- Hall Dimensions: 17.5M (56’5”) long x 8.23M (27’) wide. Height at side walls 3.73M (12’3”) rising to 4.67M (15’4”) over central 5.49M (18’) area of hall.
- Stage: 5.41M (17’9”) wide x 3.81M (12’6”) deep to back blacks, 4.72M (15’6”) to back wall. Height of pros arch 2.69M (8’10”), height above stage 3.76M (12’4”), height of stage 0.91M(3’). Wings 1.52M (5’) each side. Access treads both sides, crossover behind back blacks.
- Décor: floor light wood laminate with Badminton Court markings, walls light cream/pink, roof cream. FOH tabs maroon red. Stage has back blacks, borders & legs. Window curtains red.
- Get-in: good – through side hall emergency exit, single door, straight, 1 step. Approx 5M from van loading to performing area. 0.84M (2’9”) wide x 1.9M (6’3”) high. Double doors exist through hall FOH (3 sets) with right angle turn.
- Acoustics good
- Blackout reasonable, all windows have curtains.
- Heating by ceramic wall mounted units.
- No Piano. Smoke Detectors in hall.
- 3-part Zarges extending ladder available.
- Power: 100amp 3-phase incomer in room off SL wing. 40amp single-phase supply to house dimmers. 2 x 32amp ring mains in hall.
- Small stage lighting rig – Pulsar 12 channel desk, 12 channels Pulsar patchable dimmer packs in SL wing, 6 x 600w zoom profiles FOH bar, 6 x 1200w fresnels LX1, 6 x Coda floods LX2.
- No Sound equipment seen.
- Houselights areswitched fluorescents, switches at back of hall.
- 2 small rooms can be used as Dressing Rooms.
- Kitchen available.
- Separate backstage toilets.
- Bar area available.