Technical Facilities

Stage and Orchestra Pit Data

To download technical drawings of Her Majesty’s Theatre click on the links below:

HMT Stage plan 2012. (.pdf) (.dwg)

HMT Section 2012.  (.pdf) (.dwg)

HMT Stage elev. (.pdf)


Proscenium width 11.60m
Proscenium height 7.30m
Depth of stage from setting line to back wall 13.80m
Edge of stage from setting line (setting line is U/S face of safety curtain 1.60m
Width of stage (wall to wall) 25.00m
Width (fly floor to fly floor) 18.65m
Grid height 19.75m
Max. out dead of fly battens 19.46m

Flying System

All lines single-purchase, operated PS
85 lines at 150mm centres
Batten length 17.10m
Batten construction 50 x 100 RHS
2 x panorama bars, each side. Batten length 12.15m
Batten capacity 500kg
10 moveable spreader beams in grid, 1000kg point-load capacity
Total flown load capacity 50t


  • 3 pairs black wool legs 4.2m x 9.5m
  • 3 black wool borders 18m x 4.5m
  • 3 pairs black velour legs 8m x 3.3m
  • 3 black velour borders (various sizes)
  • 1 black wool smother 19m x 9.5m
  • 1 white filled-cloth cyclorama 12m x 9m

Power Distribution

  • Ten 50A three-phase outlets, star-earthed, for audio, in addition to a 200A tap-in supply onstage PS and two more 200A OB van supplies (with Powerlock connectors) in the stage basement.
  • Sixty-eight 50A three-phase outlets distributed around the stage, fly-galleries and grid for lighting and automation, as well as two 400A, two 250A and two 60A tap-in supplies.
  • The totally flexible lighting patch system can be readily adapted either to centralised or distributed dimmers, or a combination of the two.

The following equipment is available by arrangement with the Technical Manager:


  • 25 x 3000 long battens wired for 6 ways each, can be hung on any lineset.
  • 25 x 6-way multicores, patch to dimmer room via Gallery 2, OP side.
  • Box booms PS & OP wired with 24 outlets each. All patch outlets and cabling are 10A.
  • Prosc. booms PS & OP: no outlets installed.
  • FoH bridge (fixed bar) above Grand Circle, 32 outlets. Throw to setting line: 21.500m, access by ladder from Grand Circle.
  • Ethernet and LSC Isoport DMX system star-wired from dimmer room to all areas.
  • 12 x Strand Harmony 16/28º profile spots
  • 6 x CCT Silhouette 30º profile spots
  • 18 x CCT Silhouette 10º profile spots
  • 18 x CCT Silhouette 15º profile spots
  • 12 x Strand Patt 263 22º profile spots
  • 52 x PAR 64 MFL
  • 48 x 2400W LSC dimmers (4 x 12-way racks)
  • 1 x Jands Event Plus 48/96-way lighting desk


Her Majesty’s Theatre has no in-house audio equipment. At the Hirer’s request arrangements can be made with outside contractors to provide a high-quality system suitable for every requirement.


  • 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. Six belt-packs and headsets are available.
  • A separate paging system operates in all back-of-house areas and dressing rooms.

Orchestra Pit

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)

Additional Facilities

  • 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.