INVERURIE TOWN HALL
Apr 2003 Mick Andrew
Address: Town Hall, Market Place, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire AB51 3SN. Tel: 01467 621610 (Hall-keeper), 01467 537753. www.livelifeaberdeenshire.org.uk/community-halls/local-halls/inverurie-town-hall-inverurie/
– Venue (has clock tower) is in town centre at north end of High St
& Market Place. Small car park (metered) at rear of hall or on-street parking.
Venue has hall-keeper.
- Built 1862/3.
- Capacity 494, including 135 padded fixed seats in balcony. Folding, padded, interlocking chairs.
- Mobile reception good, payphone in foyer.
- Inverurie has all services.
– Hall Dimensions: 18.8M (61’8”) long with curved balcony overhang 4.6M (15’1”) – 5.6M (18’4”) deep, 11.9M (39’) wide. Height at side walls approx 5.5M (18”) rising to 7M (23’) in centre – roof curved at sides.
- Stage: slight rake (1:30), proscenium opening 7.12M (23’4”) wide x 4.95M (16’3”) height, stage border at 3.6M (11’10”) height, stage depth 6.22M (20’5”). Wings 2.6M (8’6”) both sides, No proper crossover, 8-step access treads in corridors stage right and left. Stage has flying grid with 13 hemp sets & full set of blacks.
- Décor: floor light wood, no markings; walls and roof light green with white mouldings; maroon curtains on windows. Stage has maroon FOH tabs.
- Get-in: via rear fire exit, up 1 step, 1 set double doors then up 6 steps and straight through double doors into hall or right angle turn up 8 steps and double doors onto stage 1.3M (4’3”) wide x 2M (6’6”) high. Approx 20M from van loading area to stage.
- Acoustics good.
- Blackout good – all windows have lined curtains.
- Heating by radiators.
- Upright piano on stage and grand piano stored under stage. No smoke detectors.
- Large A-frame steps available.
- Power: 3-phase 63amp supply in stage left corner. Hall has no 13amp sockets but 13amp sockets exist on balcony. Stage has 4 twin 13a sockets on proscenium arch.
- Full stage lighting rig – Strand MX48 desk, 48 non-patchable dimmers (likely upgraded since 2003), full set of lanterns, 2 FOH LX perches, 3 stage LX bars. Operated from control room off balcony.
- PA system available (not seen). FOH mounted speakers and on-stage speakers.
- Houselights are dimmable roof lights, controlled from stage left wing.
- 2 dressing rooms behind stage with separate toilets.
- Kitchen available.
- Bar area at back of hall and refreshments can be arranged.