Technical specification

With high-end audio and video equipment installed in the venue, Portico is an excellent venue for live concerts and plays, audio/video recording, live streaming and conferences.  The natural acoustic of the venue is a much sought-after characteristic for these events too. We have a 15 year old Kawai RX6 piano and a restored pipe organ... more on the organ here!


Portico has 32 analogue audio tielines installed around the building.  The in-house 48 channel Roland M-480 mixing desk is also connected to a portable digital stage box providing an additional 16 microphone inputs and 8 outputs.  This stage box can be patched into one of the many CAT6 network connections around the building. 

  • 4 x Tannoy VSX8
  • 4 x VX8.2 subwoofer
  • 6 x VLS30 arrays

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.

  • 3 x Shure SM58
  • 2 x Shure SM57
  • 6 x Palmer PAN 01 DI box
  • 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

Audio Recording:

  • Digital Audio Workstation PC installed with Reaper and a 40 channel digital REAC connection to the in-house mixing desk
  • CD duplicator.



  • 4 x Bird Dog PTZ cameras and controller
  • 2 x Bird Dog roaming camera options
  • 2 high spec monitors 
  • Vision mixing software and switcher
  • Apple mac mini running Wirecast Studio Pro
  • Apple mac mini running Da Vinci editing software
  • Panasonic projector installed and connected to a 3-way AV switcher.
  • Front and rear projection portable screen measuring 2340mm x 1730mm
  • DVD and Bluray player

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


  • 2 x LED 
  • 2 x ELA KL Fresnel 4
  • 4 x ELA Colour 5 profile
  • 12 x Chauvet WELL Fit
  • Coloursource console
  • Blackout blinds


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.