Oct 2005 Mick Andrew

General Information

Address: Culloden Academy, Keppoch Road, Culloden, Inverness

IV2 7JZ. 01463 790851 Venue is staffed.

  • Venue is at east end of Keppoch Rd, opposite end from shops in Culloden village, approx 2 miles east of Inverness. Car park at venue.
  • Built 1982 as part of Academy.
  • Capacity 338 on theatre style tiered fixed padded seating.
  • Mobile reception good.
  • Inverness has all services and Culloden has small range of shops, hotels & cafes.

Hall Details

  • Stage: 15.24M (50’) at widest point, downstage, tapering back to 7.21M (23’8”) at extreme upstage. 7.62M (25’) deep. Height above to proscenium 4.42M (14’6”). Fly-tower above. Crossover behind back black.
  • Décor: floor beige tiles, walls brick, roof white. Stage has full set of blacks. FOH tabs rust red.
  • Get-in: long on south side of complex – right hand side of main entrance – 3 sets double doors & 2 x 90º turns. Approx 40M from van loading area to stage. 1.52M (5’) wide x 2.03M (6’8”) high.
  • Acoustics slightly deadened.
  • Blackout good.
  • Heating by underfloor system.
  • Grand piano available. No smoke detectors seen.
  • Access equipment assumed to exist (large A-frame steps).


  • Power: 400amp 3-phase incomer to school.
  • Full theatre stage lighting rig (possibly updated) Tempus 30 channel 2 preset desk, Strand non-patchable dimmers (under seating bank), 8 x 1kw profile spots, 7 x 650w profile spots, 13 x 650w fresnels, flood battens (all Rank Strand equipment). All LX bars dead hung @ approx 6.1M (20’). FOH LX positions & 2 x stage LX bars + flood LX bar.
  • Theatre PA system – Peavey 16-2-2 mixer, Peavey amps and wall mounted speakers & monitor wedges, selection of mics & stands, CD player, & various mic & speaker tie lines around space.
  • Projector & screen available – no details.
  • Houselights are dimmable roof-lights or switched fluorescents. Operated from control room or stage right corner.


  • Classrooms used as dressing rooms.
  • No separate toilets.
  • School canteen kitchen exists – use by arrangement.