Lytchett Theatre

The Gainsford Theatre

The Gainsford Theatre at Lytchett Minster School is amongst the best of its kind in the country for comprehensive schools. Our large auditorium with retractable tiered seating and optional orchestra pit is used for a variety of functions and events, including our annual whole-school production; something which the creative arts department along with hundreds of students and volunteers work tremendously hard towards each year. We also have several music concerts, lectures and performances taking place throughout the academic terms.

Technical equipment in The Gainsford Theatre is second-to-none.  Our entirely LED lighting rig opens up endless possibilities in terms of lighting solutions and all fixtures are operated using a state of the art ETC Congo Kid lighting desk. In terms of sound, our EM Acoustics speaker set-up with active RCF ART900 bass-bins delivers a consistent and high quality sound; perfect for productions, performances and cinematic projections. Sound is controlled using an Allen and Heath GLD80 digital desk to ensure high-quality signal processing and mixing.

Many elements of the theatre including house lights, tabs, lectern microphone and projection can be operated using our AMX control app for iPad, specifically programmed to meet the necessary needs of The Gainsford Theatre.  The application works independently of both the sound and lighting desks and this is particularly handy during conferences or lectures where the full use of all the equipment isn’t necessary. The app is extremely user friendly and can be used to set up most basic functions.

Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions, if you’re interested in booking out the theatre or if you just want to come and have a look around. Technical tours can be arranged on a formal or informal basis. We’re extremely grateful for the facilities we have in the theatre at Lytchett Minster School, come and see why!

Linda Fraser
Theatre booking
01202 622413 ext 209
fraserl@lytchett.org.uk

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