Technical Information

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Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Can I change my tech time?

Where possible we’ve kept tech times to a maximum and as close to the show as possible. If you’re unable to get to your tech time we will do our best to liaise with other artists and see if a swap is achievable. If a swap is not possible, you will be required to tech during the original given slot.

Can I bring my own technician?

Yes – absolutely. We’ll also have a duty technician on hand to help with setup, tech and operating as needed.

Will the festival technician be able to operate cues for my show?

Yes, please bring a script clearly marked up with LX and SFX cues to run through with the technician in the tech time.

Can I store things at the venue?

Not prior to your tech time. We have minimal storage space at the venues, mostly this will consist of space at the side/back of the stage covered with black cloth. If you have larger items to store, please be sure to let us know in advance so that we can be aware of any logistical challenges.

Can I park at the venue?

When you arrive for your get in/tech time, you will be able to pull up/park while you unload any set/props/costume, but then you will need to find alternative parking nearby. For Exeter Phoenix the nearest carparks are Harlequins and the Guildhall. For The Barnfield Theatre the nearest car parks are Magdalen Road and Magdalen Street.

Can I reconfigure the seating?

No – the seating is fixed in an end-on position for the duration of the festival.

Can we use more than 2 microphones?

Yes, but you will need to let us know

When is my get-out?

Your get out will take place directly after your show and must be complete 70mins after the beginning of your allotted performance time (unless otherwise agreed in writing with the festival team).

What is a turnaround time?

Turnaround is the time in between performances. For us this usually lasts 30mins (10mins for audience to leave, and show set/props to be struck, 10mins for new show’s set/props to be setup, 10mins to get new audience in)