Oct 2002 Mick Andrew

General Information

Address: 9 Argyll St, Dunoon, Argyll PA23 7HH. 01369 702800.


  • Venue is on seafront – Argyll St, on edge of Castle Gardens near ferry terminal. No Car Park. Venue is staffed.
  • Built 1958 as civic hall.
  • Capacity 800 (660 folding padded interlocking chairs for downstairs & 240 fixed seats on balcony)
  • Mobile reception excellent all networks.
  • Dunoon has all services.

Hall Details

  • Hall Dimensions: 23.77M (78’) wide x 21.33M (70’) wide. Height above approx 7.62M (25’).
  • Stage: Pros width 9.75M (32’) x depth to back blacks 7.01M (23’). Total depth of stage to back wall 11.28M (37’). Pros height 5.49M (18”), height of stage 1.09M (3’7”). Wings 2.74M (9’) both sides. Crossover behind back blacks. Access treads off stage front left & right. Stage has slight rake. Folding rostra also available (8 8×4 units @ 2’8” height). Stage has fly tower – 30 hemp sets, 6 tab tracks, 4 LX bars. Overhead rigging possible on stage and in hall.
  • Décor: floor polished wood with 3 Badminton Courts; walls dark wood panelling lower, maroon upper; roof light blue & white check tiles. FOH tabs maroon with beige/gold legs, borders & tabs.
  • Get-in: parking access awkward (loading bay on slope with restricted turning circle for reversing). From there reasonable. Dock height 0.74M (2’5”), shutter doors onto stage. Approx 10M from van loading area to stage. 2.74M x 2.74M (9’ x 9’) dock doors.
  • Acoustics reasonable.
  • Blackout good, all windows have lined curtains.
  • Heating by radiators.
  • Baby Grand Piano available. Smoke Detectors in hall but not on stage.
  • Tallescope and A-frame steps available.


  • Power: 100amp 3-phase supplies house dimmers on SL wing balcony. 63amp single phase socket SL wing.
  • Full stage lighting rig available – Strand MX48 desk. 48 ways Permus dimmers (24 patchable). 2 FOH LX bars, 4 stage LX bars. Mix of Strand T-spots, Patt 223 fresnels, Par 64 cans, flood battens. Followspot.
  • PA system available – Studiomaster 10-2 mixer, 3 Mosfet amps, 4 OHM RW3 speakers, mics & stands.
  • Houselights are switched fluorescents & wall lights, switches in SL wing.


  • 7 Dressing Rooms backstage & green room/band room.
  • Kitchen facilities downstairs.
  • Separate backstage toilets.
  • Café/Bar facilities in hall.