ACT - The Arthur Cotterell Theatre

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The Arthur Cotterell Theatre (ACT) is a flexible performance area with capacity for an audience of 176. The ACT is the main venue for the huge variety of exciting performance work that takes place at the College throughout the year.

As well as a centre for the creative work inside the College, the ACT is available for hire and acts as a receiving house for a wide variety of work by outside companies.

For information about how to hire the venue, please contact us on 020 8268 2749 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 All technical specifications are listed below.  


Dimensions and Capacity

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Height to Rig – 5m
Depth – 15m 77cm
Width – 15m
Height (Balcony to Floor) – 2m 30cm
Edge of Balcony to Wall – 2m 6cm
Depth (Tab line to back wall) – 7m 7cm
Working area with raked seating:
Depth – 7m 7cm
Width – 15m
Working area without raked seating:
Depth – 15m 77cm
Width – 15m

Main seating block – 154
Left Balcony – 7
Right Balcony – 7
Total capacity – 168
Additional seating can be added at ground level, subject to arrangement.


ETC Express 48/96 Desk
48 Channels with 2Kw rating per channel
6 x CCT Freedom 1Kw Profile
16 parcans
6 floor pars
14 source 4 profiles
10 1k fresnels
4 1k floods
2 x followspots
1 x Sanyo Multimedia projector with imac


Spirit LX7 16-channel mixing desk
2 x Tascam MD350
2 x Denon CD Player
1 x Dual Cassette
1 x Dual Channel 31EQ
1 x Behringer V-Verb Pro
6 x Behringer Multicom Pro MDX 4400 4-channel Compressor/Limiter/Peak Limiter
3 x Yamaha P3500s Power Amplifiers
1 x Yamaha P2500s Power Amplifier
8 x Yamaha Stage Speakers
1 x Show Relay System
Assorted vocal and instrument microphones



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