Technical Info


Technical Information

General Information

N.B. The maximum playing depth is 7800mm (DS edge of pit to cyc)

There are 5 Dressing rooms all with mirrors, rails, wash hand basins and 2 have showers.
The Green room has the devils tumble dryer (microwave), a kettle and a fridge.
There is a room with a washer and dryer.
The theatre is very well equipped with back stage toilets totaling an impressive 5.
Each room has talkback (with 5 obvious exceptions) and there are show monitors in the bar and the green room.

Get in/out


Access to the scene dock is via areas owned by neighbours; although access is available at any time to effect a load-in/out long term parking is strictly forbidden.
Please liase closely with the Tech. Mgr. on get in times, pre-rigging etc.

N.B. All sets should have a valid fire cert.
Any toured equipment deemed unsafe by the duty technician may not be used.
All toured lanterns MUST have safety brands and be in good repair or they will not be hung.

Auditorium and FOH


220 on retractable rake

20 loose chairs

Other facilities


Internet Café with Mac Minis / Wireless Hot Spot

Exhibition space

Art workshop area


Dunamaise normally provides 1 house technician for up to 10 hours to assist with get-in, and 1 technician for the get-out. Additional technical cover will be charged for. We do not provide sound engineers, lighting operators or stage management for the running of shows. A member of our technical staff is however on standby at all times.
Please advise if you wish us to engage lighting riggers/operators, sound technicians or any stage crew on your behalf.

N.B Access to the theatre for load in and rehearsal is from 10am to 10pm 



Bar and Circuit Layout (.pdf)

Section (.pdf)

Ground Plan Clear (.pdf)

Ground Plan (Vectorworks 2008)

Ground Plan (Vectorworks v12)

Ground Plan (DWG)

Gallery Plan (.pdf)

Gallery Elevation (.pdf)





LX Spec  2022 (.pdf)

Sound Spec (.doc)

Sound Spec (.pdf)

Stage and Rigging Spec (.doc)

Stage and Rigging Spec (.pdf)

Quick Guide to the Strand Palette


Safety Statement


Child Protection Policy

Technical Enquiries

Technical Manager: Nick Anton
Tel. mobile: 087 2358067


Dunamaise Arts Centre

Church Street Portlaoise, Co. Laois, Ireland.

Contact The Dunamaise Arts Centre

Dunamaise Opening Hours:
Box Office: Tuesday to Saturday: 1-5pm
And 1 hour prior to events.  

Box Office: 057 866 3355

General Enquiries:

Our Sponsors

The Arts Council Laois County Council

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