March 2016 Mick Andrew

General Information

Address: The Millennium Centre, 75 George St, Stranraer, Wigtownshire

DG9 7JP Tel: 01776 700000 Venue is staffed.

  • Venue is on south side of George St in town centre. Small car park behind venue or parking on street.
  • Built late Victorian era and converted to Community Centre from former Co-op in 1998.
  • Capacity 550 max (standing), up to 300 seated. Padded, folding, non-interlocking chairs & padded 3-seat benches.
  • Mobile reception good.
  • Stranraer has all services.

Hall Details

  • Hall Dimensions: 17.8M (58’5”) wide x 20.36M (64’10”) stage to back

wall. Height of ceiling 3M (9’10”).

  • Stage: 4.88M (16’) wide x 3.66M (12’) deep. Height of stage 0.5M

(1’8”). No crossover. 2-step portable access treads available.

(Venue has upgrade plans for full renovation including raising the ceiling by approx 0.9M and installing retractable seating – awaiting finance for this).

  • Décor: floor light tiles; walls yellow & white; roof white roof tiles.
  • Get-in: From rear car park through hall emergency exit – flat, straight, double doors into hall 0.81M (2’8”) wide x 1.98M (6’6”) high or wider access through hall main entrance – flat, 2 sets double doors & right angle turn into hall. 1.45M (4’9”) wide x 1.98M (6’6”) high. Approx 10M from van loading area to stage.
  • Acoustics slightly reverberant.
  • Blackout perfect – no windows.
  • Heating by gas system (AmbiRad system) through overhead vents.
  • No piano. Smoke detectors in hall can be isolated.
  • 6-step folding Abru ladder available.


  • Power: 100amp (at least) 3-phase incomer located in room near toilets by bar area. 2 x 63amp single-phase sockets either side of stage.
  • No stage lighting but FOH LX bar exists.
  • PA is roof-mounted system suitable for spoken word only. Radio mics available.
  • Houselights are switched fluorescent over-head lights, switched by stage.


  • Rooms backstage can be made into dressing rooms.
  • Kitchen available.
  • No separate toilets.
  • Café & Bar area available.