We are a rural community and the aim of
Our catchment area is the area of Broughton-in-Furness and the Duddon Valley but we also attract people from all over Cumbria and as far as Lancaster and Preston. Also we are a popular holiday location so we get "guests" when they are staying in the area (some even tie their holiday in to certain dates because a favourite artist is playing here!)
We are well supported and ages range from 8 to around 80 years old.
For our musical evenings, we like to present the hall in a friendly caberet style with a seating capacity of about 80 with maximum of around 70 ticket paying audience.
There are currently no dedicated changing facilities (although we are in the process of planning amd then building a "green room").
Between setup/sound check and the performance, Changing facilities are available at the overnight accommodation, a short drive away. See below.
We have a licensed bar that we can close during the performance.
There is no charge for artists and we can provide bottled water on the stage.
ARRIVAL, SETUP, SOUND-CHECK
The audience generally start arriving from 7.00pm.
Arrival around 4.00 generally allows ample time for setup, sound-check and refreshments or travelling to the accommodation and perhaps eating there.
Being a small venue, parking outside the door near the stage means there is only a very short distance to transport equipment for setting up.This space can be reserved if you leave the venue and return nearer the start time.
ACCOMMODATION AND EATING
After setup and sound-check, light refreshments can be provided or a meal can be provided (if there is enough time), at the accommodation locations.
Parking space(s) can be reserved near the stage door.
Leaving the venue to locate accommodation, eating and returning to a space for easily packing away at the end of the evening, after the audience have started arriving, is possible.
There is a modular stage which has a backdrop screen and ample stage lighting.
The PA comprises of a 20 channel mixing desk and 400 Watt powered speakers with bass bins, monitors and an experienced sound engineer.
We have microphones, stands, DI boxes, etc. so can cope with most requests.
There is a raffle at each event, the proceeds of which are for local causes.
A CD as a prize is always appreciated!
If necessary, local bed and breakfast accomodation can be provided at a range of locations within 3 miles of the venue.