ULLAPOOL VILLAGE HALL

Dec 2001 Mick Andrew

General Information

Address: Ullapool Village Hall, 24 Market St, Ullapool, Ross-shire IV26 2XE.

http://www.ullapoolvillagehall.com/

  • Venue is on north side of Market St in centre of village uphill from shore. Car park at rear or parking on street.
  • Built originally around 1843 as school, and became the village hall in 1929. Enlarged in 1970’s and extensively refurbished in 2000.
  • Capacity up to 160 if stage used (250 if standing), approx 80 if performing on floor. Interlocking, stacking padded & plastic chairs.
  • Mobile reception good.
  • Ullapool has most services.

Hall Details

  • Hall Dimensions: 6.32M (20’9”) wide at narrowest point x 16.54M (54’3”) long. Hall has side area extension by stage but pillar exists in line with original side walls. Height above 4.65M (15’3”) – flat roof.
  • Stage: original stage removed and staging rostra available to fill this area. 4.04M (13’3”) wide x 7.26M (23’10”) deep. Height floor to proscenium 3.61M (11’10”). Topdeck rostra system approx 35 tops @ 0.9M x 0.75M & 0.3M height, to fill this area or can make stage 6M x 3.6M. No wings or crossover. Access treads available.
  • Décor: floor polished wood, no markings; walls blue tinged wood panelling lower, white upper; roof white. Curtains and FOH tabs red. Stage area has black walls and roof.
  • Get-in: through side fire exit (1 set double doors) straight into hall approx 10M from van to stage area. 1.37M (4’6”) wide x 2.03M (6’8”) high. Parked vehicles may block this access. Access also through hall foyer, 2 sets double doors, flat.
  • Acoustics good.
  • Blackout good – all windows have lined curtains.
  • Heating by underfloor system.
  • Upright piano available. No smoke detectors in hall but heat detector exists.
  • Small set of steps available.

Technical

  • Power: not seen but assumed to be 100amp 3-phase incomer.
  • Portable stage lighting rig – 6 lanterns.
  • No sound equipment.
  • Houselights are switched fluorescents, switched at hall entrance.

Backstage

  • Rooms at side of stage could be used as dressing rooms.
  • Kitchen available.
  • Separate backstage toilet.