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Technical Facilities at Cornerstone Arts Centre in Didcot

Technical Facilities

The auditorium is a fantastic multi-functional space with retractable bleacher seating and a flat floor stage which gives us flexibility as to the best set up for performances. The walls are lined with light oak and fabric acoustic panelling ensuring superb acoustics for all performance genres.

Cornerstone has extensive, up to date technical kit for a venue of our size including sound and lighting desks, lighting rigs and systems to ensure top quality production values for your performance. Our tech specs are available as downloads on this page.

Our service yard at the rear of Cornerstone enables you to unload through the loading bay directly on to stage. The sat nav postcode is OX11 8RG.

If you have a show booked in to the auditorium, one of our team will be in contact shortly to discuss your requirements. Should you need to contact us, please contact the Technical Co-ordinator using the contact details below. Please do note that owing to the nature of our events schedule, the technical team work irregular hours and do not have a fixed working pattern, though they aim to respond to all queries as soon as they are able. 

Technical Co-ordinator: Dominic Bray
Tel: 01235 515145 

Venue Manager: Noel McCarthy
Tel: 07895 213748

Auditorium Capacities*

Bleacher seating without additional front row (212 max)
Bleacher seating with an additional front row of 17 chairs (229 max)
9 x Circular tables seating 10-12 people (9 tables max)
12 x Circular tables seating 6 people (12 tables max)

*Auditorium capacity varies according to the number of people attending using wheelchairs

These capacities reflect seats assigned to ushers to comply with Cornerstone’s emergency procedures, as well as seats permanently in use for technical operation.

The auditorium has a standing capacity of 250. Standing events may be subject to additional security arrangements and fees – please contact the Technical Co-ordinator for further information if you are hoping to bring a standing event to Cornerstone.

It is possible to retract the bleacher seating and create bespoke seating layouts for events (in the round, thrust, promenade etc), however this must be discussed with the Technical Co-ordinator in advance of the event going on sale.

Backstage Facilities

We have two large dressing rooms which can accommodate 10 and 15 people respectively and a beautiful Green Room overlooking the town square. All the rooms are situated on the same floor as the auditorium and no more than 30 seconds walk away from the stage. All the rooms are fully accessible with three accessible shower rooms and four wc’s.”