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In addition to the main Auditorium the KMT has several spaces available for hire at competitive prices for events;
from private functions to conferences; exercise classes to cabarets.

For all fees, availability and viewing please contact the Office on 020 8553 4464.



355 seats, raked

3 Wheelchair spaces.

Proscenium-arch stage with an apron covering the orchestra pit

No rake

Sprung wood floor, suitable for all dance

Backstage crossover

Stage heated


Proscenium Opening: 9.14m x 4.42m (30’ x 15’)

Stage depth from Curtain Line: 6.7m (22’)

Apron Stage: 12.1m x 2.7m (40’ x 9’) (with two proscenium entrances)

Prompt Side wing: 2.44m (7’6")

O.P Wing : 2.44m (7’6") with direct access to scene dock

Height of Grid: 12m (36’)

Counterweights: 28 sets, (17 which can be used for flying) single purchase, 0.23m (8") apart (4 ft between 28 & 29)

Maximum permitted weight 250kg

Maximum flying height: 10.97m (34’)

(Appropriate cloth size to fit our stage is maximum 32 ft wide x 18/20 ft drop) 

Safety curtain

Orchestra Pit: 12,2m x 3m (40’ x 9’6"); accommodates 22 maximum


Get-In via street level into scene dock adjacent to stage

Dock doors 1.52m x4.88m

(Limited parking for trucks alongside building)


Red house tabs

Various hard and soft black masking with side swipe black curtain on track; 

Tab tracks & runners in various colours

Starcloth/firework cloth

Selection of painted backcloths (mainly pantomime style)

2 single-phase 32amp independent circuits


Bluthner Grand Piano (fully renovated 2000) on stage use only

Knight Upright (1980 – but regularly renovated) for stage use only


ETC Ion lighting console with 20 fader wing 1024 channels 

ETC Sensor 96 x 10amp dimmers, 6 x 5K dimmers, 6 x 10amp non dim circuits 

ETC Nomad Puck tracking backup 

DMX network thoughout stage/auditorium on 3 universes

1 x 32amp 3phase supply rear stage 

1 x 32apm 1phase supply rear stage

40 x Par64 can with cp62 lamp 

12 x scrollers on Par64 can with cp62 lamp 

12 x Patt 743 Fresnel 

10 x Cantata Fresnel 

6 x Scarlett Fresnel 

14 x Strand SL 26/44 profile

6 Selecon SPX 26/50 profile

4 x ADB 1k 26/44 profile 

12 x floods (8 x 1k ADB)

6 x Chauvet LED batten 

8 x Cauvet tri-tour LED par

2 x Robert Juliat followspots operated from control room

Snow, smoke and haze machines


Yamaha QL5 - 64 Channel Digital Mixing Console, operated from control room or rear of auditorium with RIO1608 16in/8out digital stagebox 

20 mic tile lines/ 4 reuturns on stage 

26 mic tie lines/4 returns in the pit 

Data network thoughout 

4 x Renkus-Heinz TRC121 main PA 

2 x EMS- 115 sub bass speaker 

5 x EMS-51 pit fill speaker 

4 x Martin Audio 15" foldback speaker 

4 x Yamaha DXR12 powered speaker 

3 x Db Technologies 6" powered moitor 


1 x Tascam CD player 

2 x Tascam mini disc recorder 

1 x Apple Mac mini with qlab 4 (Pro audio and video) 



10 x Sennheiser dynamic vocal mic 

3 x Shure Beta57 

3 x Audix D2 tom mic

1 x Audix D4 floor tom/bass mic 

1 x Audix D6 kick drum mic 

4 x AKG C3000 large diaphragm mic 

4 x AKG C300B with CK1 capsule condencer mic 

5 x Senneiser K3U/ ME88 rifle mic

3 x Crown PCC160 boundary mic 

4 x KT Active DI box 

16 x K&M mic stand with short boom 

5 x K&M short boom mic stand 



1 x Eiki 4000 lumen projector with long/short throw lens 

Stage Management:

Prompt corner (Stage Left where the house tabs are operated from) 2 cue-lights (pit and flys)

Metro audio-can system to 8 outstations.

Show relay system backstage and front-of-house

CCTV system available for pit conductor (which can also be located in the stage area) with TV monitors positioned in the auditorium. 


5 dressing rooms (accommodating 6 persons each) and 1 chorus room (accommodating 15) on first floor.

Quick change room on ground floor.

Green Room with microwave, fridge, dishwasher, hot water boiler, show video relay

Stage Doorkeeper’s Office


1 Electrolux industrial washing machine,

2 Electrolux industrial driers, steamers, etc.


Some items incur additional hire charges

For further information please contact the technical manager 

technical@kmtheatre.co.uk TEL: 02085534464



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