March 2016 Mick Andrew

General Information

Address: MacArts, Bridge Street, Galashiels, Selkirkshire TD1 1SP

01896 756852. Venue is staffed.

  • Venue is in town centre at corner of Bridge St & Sime Place on north side of road. Car parking on street.
  • Built as church in 1885, revamped into Council Educational Centre (St. Andrew’s Arts Centre) in 1970 and converted to Arts Centre in 2014.
  • Capacity 190 padded, stacking, non-interlocking chairs. Up to 250 standing.
  • Mobile reception excellent.
  • Galashiels has all services.

Hall Details

  • Hall Dimensions: 6.71M (22’) wide x 10.95M (35’11”) from stage front to balcony. Height above to FOH LX truss approx 5.1M (16’9”). Smaller Hall (Art Room) also available.
  • Stage: 6.12M (20’1”) wide x 4.12M (13’6”) deep. Height of

stage 0.61M (2’), height above to LX truss approx 4.5M (14’9”). Crossover behind stage through Art Room. 2 portable access treads at front of stage (3 steps). Steeldeck staging.

  • Décor: Floor green carpet with no markings; wall & pillars black; roof & arches white.
  • Get-in: through hall FOH, up 6 steps, through double doors and 2 right angle turns through single door into auditorium space. Approx 25M from van loading area to stage. 0.81M (2’8”) wide x 2.08M (6’10”) high.
  • Acoustics good.
  • Blackout perfect.
  • Heating by overhead gas fan-blow system (background noise when in use).
  • Upright piano available. No smoke detectors
  • 8 step A-frame ladder available.


  • Power: 125amp single-phase incomer located in dimmer corner adjacent to downstage right. 32amp single-phase socket here too.
  • Stage lighting rig available – Strand Action 24 desk (on balcony), 2 x Act 6 patchable dimmers. FOH & Stage LX truss. 20 x Par64, 4 x 650w fresnels, 10 x 500w Coda floods, 8 x Par56 floorcans. Additional lighting can be brought in.
  • Concert PA available – range of Soundcraft or Midas analogue mixers & Yamaha LS9 digital mixer, EV Deltamax full range speaker system, monitors available Crown Macrotech amps. Range of Shure, Sennheiser & AKG mics & stands, 8 DI boxes. See website for full details.
  • Epson 7000 Projector & 16’ x 9’ screen available.
  • Houselights are switched halogens and sodium uplighters, non-dimmable, switched from dimmer corner adjacent down stage right.


  • Dressing room space created in mezzanine above smaller hall behind stage.
  • No Kitchen.
  • No separate toilets.
  • Bar can be arranged.