Feb 2008 Mick Andrew

General Information

Address: Spectrum Centre, 1 Margaret St, Inverness IV1 1LS

01463 221842. Venue is staffed, technical support by arrangement.

  • Venue is opposite main Farraline Park Bus Station in centre of Inverness off Academy St. No free car parking in immediate vicinity. Multi-storey car parks nearby.
  • Built as Drill hall in 1872 and re-modelled with extensions in 1976.
  • Capacity 156 on bleacher seating rake. Total capacity 160.
  • Mobile reception good.
  • Inverness has all services.

Hall Details

  • Hall Dimensions: 11.56M (37’11”) wide x 18.46M (60’7”) long. 5.56M (18’3”) high at side walls rising to approx 9.75M (32’) at central apex. Roof trusses @ approx 8.23M (27’) in centre with tie lines @ approx 5.18M (17’) height – trusses are arched.
  • Staging available: 13 sections of 8×4 Steeldeck making stage 7.32M (24’) wide at front / 4.88M (16’) wide at back & 6.1M (20’) deep. Height of stage 0.61M (2’). Crossover behind back blacks. Access treads available. Black box surround.
  • Décor: floor polished wood, no markings (staging floor black with skirt); walls blue with dark wood truss supports; roof dark wood.
  • Get-in: through hall fire exit – straight, flat, wide single door & double doors. Approx 20M from van loading area to stage. 0.99M (3’3”) wide x 2.01M (6’7”) high.
  • Acoustics good.
  • Blackout perfect.
  • Heating by underfloor & wall heaters.
  • Piano in smaller drama studio. No smoke detectors.
  • Large A-frame stepladder available.


  • Power: 100amp 3-phase incomer in switch room by Studio theatre space.
  • Theatre stage lighting rig – Zero88 24 channel Frog lighting desk, 24 channels Betapack dimmers, 16 Source 4 Junior 575w profile spots, 16 x 650ew fresnels. 3 LX bars (12 circuits each) on motorised hoists.
  • Small PA system – Soundcraft 8 channel 600 mixer/amp, 2 Mackie C300 speakers, 2 powered monitors, Tascam CD & Minidisc players, 2 mics & stands.
  • Comms sets available.
  • Houselights are dimmable downlighters or switched sodium’s, switched at hall entrance.


  • 2 dressing rooms & showers available.
  • Kitchen in café area.
  • Separate backstage toilets.
  • Café available.