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The new ASB Theatre Marlborough, which was opened in 2016, is a multi-use and purpose built venue. It is situated overlooking Blenheim's Taylor River. This new facility, located in Blenheim's CBD, is conveniently located adjacent to the Marlborough Convention Centre. It houses two theatres (700 & 100 seats) and naturally lit function space and foyers. This means that you can come and enjoy all that Marlborough has to offer while enjoying the comfort of this new outstanding venue. It offers state-of-the-art facilities and amenities for your Live Performance, Performing Arts, Conferences and Function events.
FRONT OF HOUSE
Elegant public foyers allow for easy access for the two theatres. These foyers allow for greater public access and are highly visible from the street. They can be used for pre and post functions, as public meeting rooms, and to display artworks.
The McLauchlan Family Auditorium has new seating increasing in capacity theatre experience in the main auditorium.
The Anderson Theatre seats up to 100 people. A flexible space opening off the foyer with large access door off the scene dock.
In comparison to the past Floor Pride Civic Theatre, there is an increased number of toilets, improved egress for emergencies, and regulation disabled access.
The PAK'n'SAVE commercial kitchen is installed for service to all spaces.
BACK OF HOUSE
The Gascoigne Wicks Green Room and dressing rooms can accomodate for up to 60 people with toilet and bathroom facilities, in line with performers’ expectations, and disabled access and facilities.
Orchestra/Choral assembly room; laundry and wardrobe areas; an under-stage trap room; and good access to the performance space.
There is a large scene dock plus a lift for movement of equipment from basement to fly floor.
A loading dock at truck deck height provides ease of loading.
There is a safe and accessible stage door entrance, a large and spacious scene dock and wing space, and an orchestra pit with an automated thrust stage.
Critical Stage Information
Max proscenium opening
Height of proscenium opening (trim height TBC)
Width of stage wall to wall
Depth from edge of apron to back wall
Height from stage to fly floor
61 @ 180mm centres
Line set capacity
450kg UDL, Point load 250kg
2x tap off boxes (1 at stage, 1 at dimmer room on fly floor) provided with power lock rated to 400amp.
PDL 56 series 50amp outlets distributed throughout stage house and LX bridges
*Note 711 is maximum capacity when the orchestra pit/thrust stage and control position is not in use.