Portico has 16 analogue audio tielines installed around the building. The 48 channel Roland M-480 mixing desk with digital stage boxes provide 32 microphone inputs and 16 outputs. The stage boxes can be patched into one of the many CAT6 network connections around the building.


  • 4 x Tannoy VSX8 subwoofer
  • 6 x VLS30 arrays
  • 8 x Tannoy fill speakers (ground floor)
  • Lab Gruppen amplification

Mixing desk:

Roland M480 (48 channel) with REAC stage box (16 inputs, 8 outputs)


There is a large selection of microphones available suitable for live PA and recording purposes.

  • 4 x Neumann KM180
  • 2 x Rode NT5 
  • 3 x Shure SM58
  • 2 x Shure SM57
  • 3 x Sennheiser e835 Dynamic mic
  • 2 x Sennheiser MZH 3042 Goose neck mics
  • 2 x Sennheiser e835 wireless Handheld
  • 3 x Sennheiser ew300 Wireless lapel mic
  • 2 x Sennheiser ME66 Shotgun (installed directed at stage)
  • 1 x Sennheiser SKP 300 Wireless transmitter
  • 6 x Palmer PAN 01 DI box

Audio Recording:

  • Digital Audio Workstation Mac installed with Reaper software
  • CD duplicator available.

Video and Live Streaming

Portico is equipped with four high-quality cameras that can stream live video in full HD.  The cameras are connected and controlled using NDI over the local network.  

  • 4 x Bird Dog P200 PTZ cameras and controller.  Video over NDI.
  • 2 x 32” high spec monitors 
  • DVD and Bluray player
  • Apple Mac Mini M1
  • Software:    
    • Live streaming – Wirecast Pro
    • Video Editing – Davinci Resolve
  • Panasonic projector installed and connected to a 3-way AV switcher.
  • Front and rear projection portable screen measuring 2340mm x 1730mm

With the CAT6 network infrastructure, for conferences it is possible to connect a laptop to the main projector from multiple locations in the building. 


  • ETC Coloursource lighting console
  • Blackout blinds throughout venue

Front of House:

  • 4 x Elation Colour 5 profile
  • 1 x LED Par can


  • 1 x LED Parcan (overhead)
  • 2 x Elation KL Fresnel 4  (backlight)
  • 12 x Elation DTW Bar fixtures (stage)
  • 12 x Chauvet WELL Fit (portable)


Full CAT6 end-to-end structured cabling solution to provide a comprehensive telecommunications infrastructure to serve all areas of the building.  Wi-Fi is available throughout all areas.