The NCEM is licensed to hold up to 200 people including performers and staff. The performance area is very flexible with power/AV points throughout The performance area is approximately 7 metres x 20 metres.
Performers can either work at the east end that enables approximately 100 to be seated theatre style or on the south side – allowing an audience of 180 to be seated comfortably in theatre style.
Flexible staging is available on request. There are 12 pieces each measuring 1m x 2m and two heights either 35cm or 75cm, a black skirt is available for 75cm height legs.
The NCEM is well soundproofed with excellent acoustics for music, drama and speech due to a series of flexible acoustic ‘baffles’ which are easily opened/shut to give greater/lesser reverberation as needed.
The NCEM is heated throughout and has bespoke lighting and recording facilities. It has a small lighting desk (comprising 18 circuits leading into 12 channels of 2Kw dimmers). This lighting can be used for the concert performance but only by a qualified lighting technician. Full lighting and/or recording specifications are available on request.
The church windows can be fully blacked out if necessary. The NCEM is designed primarily for acoustic musicians but can happily accommodate modern electronic equipment. If you plan to bring any sound equipment – please let us know in advance.