Broadbent Theatre Technical Specification

The aim of this section is to aid visiting theatre companies and organisations wishing to hire the theatre.
Further information can be sought be


  • Dimensions (metres):    depth: 5.84m
                                       width: 5.45m (at narrowest), 6.76m (at widest)
                                       height: 2.74m (under pros arch), 4.26m (downstage), 3.65m sloping down to 2.90m behind pros.
  • Dimensions (feet):        depth: 19'2"
                                        width: 17'10" (at narrowest), 22'2" (at widest)
                                        height: 9'0" (under pros arch), 14'0" (downstage), 12'0" sloping down to 9'6" behind pros.
  • Masking: 2.4m x 1.2m (8'x4') free-standing wooden flats (usually painted black)
  • Tabs: Red centre parted curtains on tracks mid-way down stage (behind pros-arch).  They are operated from the SL wing.
  • Access: Get-in access from the road to the stage is along a 1.2m (4ft) wide pathway and into doorway to the side of the stage.  It is possible that larger objects could gain access by the front doors and through the auditorium or through double fire doors at the rear of the building (Green Room)
  • Access to the Lighting and Sound gallery at the rear of the auditorium is through a trap-door at the top of a vertical wall-mounted ladder.



  • Sound and Lighting technicians share the gallery at the rear of the theatre above the auditorium.  Access is up  a vertical ladder and through a hatch.


  • Zero 88 Sirius 24 programmable lighting desk (analogue control)
  • 3 x 6ch Zero 88 Beta Pack Dimmers (2kW per channel) with twin 15Amp sockets (analogue control)
  • 6 x 1000W Profiles with gates
  • 2 x CCT 650W Minuette TT Profiles with gates
  • 2 x CCT 650W Minuette Narrow Angle Zoom with gates
  • 2 x CCT 650W Minuette Wide Angle Zoom with gates
  • 18 x CCT 650W Fresnel Minuettes with barn doors and gel frames
  • 3 x Box Floods 150W (currently out of service)
  • Various Pin Spots
  • Limited selection of gels usually available


  • 8x2 channel Sound Desk (4 mono, 4 Stereo)
  • Sony Mini Disk Player/Recorder
  • Teac CD Player
  • Technics Cassette Deck (RS BX404 PXS)
  • Technics Stereo Integrated Amplifier (A900 Mk2)
  • 2 x Carlsbro Speakers above stage
  • 4 x Super-cardioid Dynamic cable microphones
  • 2 x Mic Stands with boom arms

Orchestra Pit(!)

  • Very limited space
  • Electric Körg Piano available (notice required)


  • Telephone sets (4 stations)
  • Located in (a) lighting/sound gallery, (b) front of house, (c) green room and (d) stage left wing


  • Small Mirror Ball
  • 2 x 3foot UV tubes
  • Strobe and Strobe Controller
  • Ladders

Additional Requirements

  • Additional Lighting and Sound equipment is available on request at a small additional cost.  Contact Patrick Markham:


  • Tip up raked seating
  • Licensed for an audience of 100 people
  • Room for 3 wheelchairs (access using side door)
  • Central aisle

Green Room / Dressing Room / Kitchen / WC

  • Comfortable seating
  • Well lit mirror/make-up stations
  • CCTV system with view of the stage
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Hot drink making facilities
  • Props table and costume rails
  • No personal dressing rooms are available (communal area)

Surrounding Area

There is no shop, pub, petrol station, post office, cafe or anything else within walking distance in the village!

  • Nearest Pub - The White Hart, Lissington.  (01673) 885205  About 2 miles away.  map
  • Nearest Shopping Centres - Market Rasen or Lincoln
  • The theatre does now benefit from reasonable mobile phone coverage :-)
  • There is a phone box in the village - see map below


  • Self Catering

Meadow Farm House, Bleasby Moor, Mkt Rasen, Lincs LN8 3QL
Mr Nick Grimshaw (01673) 885909    Full details at:

All Seasons Self Catering 4 and 5 star holiday homes in Louth, Lincs.
Mr Adrian Budd.  Full details: 

Village Map

Wickenby Village Map