Her Majesty’s theatre has a typical lyric theatre orchestra pit, accommodating 20 players comfortably, depending on the instrument mix. The rear wall is demountable, allowing considerable expansion. Alternatively, additional players may be accommodated by removing Rows A and B from the stalls. These extensions allow the pit to accommodate up to 90 players. Both options must be discussed with the Technical Manager well in advance.
Please note the following:
When not in use, the pit can be in-filled at auditorium floor height
There are no additional seats to install when the pit is not required
There is no “orchestra pit lift
Treads connecting the auditorium floor with the stage can be made available by arrangement. Some loss of seats may result.
Her Majesty’s Theatre is not equipped with an in-house audio system. By arrangement with the Technical Manager a high-quality professional system, tailored to any production, can be made available from an outside contractor.
A wiring network with three discrete circuits is provided to all production areas including Stage Management and Company Management offices. All connection sockets are 3 pin XLR male.
A separate paging system operates in all back-of-house areas and dressing rooms.
Capacity (with no loss of auditorium seating)
Up to 20 players
Capacity (with removal of Stalls Row A and B)
30 – 40 players (depending on instruments)
Alternatively, the denotable back wall of the pit may be removed to increase the capacity
Organisation of all Lighting, Audio, staging and AV requirements.
Engagement and supervision of technical staff for bump-in, rehearsal and performances.
Preparation of detailed budget estimates for hires, staffing etc.
The wardrobe department features a large room with natural light. There is an adjoining wig room plus a separate laundry and drying room. Includes two commercial heavy duty washing machines, one commercial heavy duty tumble dryer, two domestic tumble dryers, two upright drying cabinets, two irons and ironing boards and one cutting table. Portable wardrobe racks and makeup benches are also available.
Pavarotti Rehearsal Room
The Pavarotti Rehearsal Room is 9.50m x 8.60m, giving a total area of 81.70 sq m. It has a ceiling height of 3.52m. This room is not suitable for full dance rehearsals but has a timber floor and mirrors along one wall and can be used for barre work. It functions particularly well for vocal calls and script work and has an upright piano and generous natural light. The Pavarotti Rehearsal Room is accessed from near Stage Door without having to go backstage.