Auditorium

This forms part of the College complex. It gives excellent scope to drama which features as one of our principal extra-curricular activities. Four different productions are put up every year. Often, the College ensemble is in attendance. Pride of place is our annual College musical, examples of which include:

  • The Lion King
  • The Man from La Mancha
  • Oliver Twist
  • Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
  • Aladin

Given its excellent facilities, our Auditorium is highly sought after, too, by other educational institutions and various local dance schools, as also a number of theatrical companies. Seating numbers just under a thousand; the acoustics are simply excellent and, recently, a new professional stage lighting system has been installed – thanks to the generosity of so many parents.

The project was completed in 3 different Phases:

Installation of Rigging System:

  • 7 iron beams [ x 34 feet ] have been fitted below the stage roof in order to carry the weight of the whole system. 6 rows of wooden spools in parallel are fitted on to the beams. In this way, the weight of the draperies, scenery, etc are distributed equally on 6 line ropes across a 14 metre span – the stage width. Trusses that carry the electrical fittings are operated by ¬†4 hoists which, in turn, are supported by an ancillary structure. The trusses hang from 4 steel cables each rated 500 kilos.

Electrical Power Infrastructure:

  • Supply: 200A/Phase
  • Stand-by, fully automatic (super-silent) generator: 250 KVA
  • 6 x 12 channel dimmers
  • Patch Panel: to connect luminaire sockets to dimmers
  • 4 Harkness Hall ¬†stage winches – to operate the trusses

The Required Luminaries:

  • A total of 114 units plus other accessories