Feb 2014 Mick Andrew

General Information

Address: Argyllshire Gathering Halls, Breadalbane St, Oban, Argyll PA34 5PH. 01631 569407

  • Venue on Breadalbane St in town centre. No car park, and adjacent street parking on meters.
  • Built in late Victorian era.
  • Capacity up to 150, stacking padded non-interlocking chairs.
  • Mobile reception good.
  • Oban has all services.

Hall Details

  • Hall (Ballroom) Dimensions: 21.5M (70’6”) long x 12.05M (39’6”) wide. Height at side walls 5M (16’5”) rising to approx 10M (32’10”) at apex. 5 roof trusses @ approx 6.5M (21’4”) height. Balcony overhang centred midway down hall left (entrance side) reduces height to 2.2M (7’3”) – balcony is 1.7M (5’7”) wide x 5.8M (19’) long. Overhead heaters hang off roof trusses @ approx 4.6M (15’1”) height.
  • Stage: Small side on stage available 5M (16’5”) x 2M (6’7”) x 0.45M (1’6”) high. Stage is demountable rostra.
  • Décor: Floor old light wood, walls white & white wood roof. Roof trusses dark brown. Decorated with shields, stags antlers & flags.
  • Get-in: Good, through emergency exit onto Breadalbane St, double doors, 1 step, straight. Approx 15M from van loading to performing area. 1.6M (5’3”) wide x 1.94M (6’4”) high.
  • Acoustics good.
  • No Blackout. Venue has skylights down one side on sloping roof.
  • Heating by overhead bar heaters and moveable electric fan heaters.
  • No Piano. No Smoke Detectors
  • No access equipment.


  • Power: 100amp 3-phase incomer to main foyer switch room. 100amp single phase supply to Ballroom switch room. 2 x 32amp 3-phase sockets in kitchen by hall. Only 3 x 13amp sockets in hall on 32amp trip.
  • No Stage lighting.
  • No Sound equipment.
  • Houselights are dimmable chandeliers and switched wall lights. Switches in switch room (small store-room off back of hall near emergency exit.


  • No Dressing Rooms. Can use screened off area at end of hall.
  • Kitchen & Bar available. Also Bar Lounge.
  • No separate toilets.