Hire The Astor

The Astor Theatre contains two separate venues in the same building, the Astor Theatre and the Astor Lounge, information on each is detailed below.

If you would like to know more about hiring either the Astor Theatre or the Astor Lounge for your event please contact the Venue Manager via email manager@astortheatreperth.com or call 08 9370 1777.

Main theatre

The Astor Theatre is a licensed venue featuring a flexible main theatre which can be arranged into different configurations depending on your specific requirements, detail below in “Formats and Seating Plans”. The production in the Theatre is run by two specialist companies, PhaseOne Audio and Showgrinder Productions.

There are 4 bars in the venue, 2 of which are located in the stalls and opened in Concert Mode only, 1 bar in the foyer and 1 bar located on the first floor, these offer patrons a full range of drinks and theatre type snacks.

The venue has a contract with The Ticket Group (TTG) to provide the ticketing function for all events held in the Astor Theatre.

The audio system in the Astor Theatre is fully installed into the venue and offers a state of the art Nexo GeoS12 system delivering a uniform coverage throughout the room.

FOH console and drive
Digico SD9. All processing and system management on board of an Xilica XP4080. All EQ, effects, gates and compression are on board the console. The Digico D-2 stage box will allow 48ch from stage with16 returns, this is connected by the Van Damme “TourCat” Ethernet cable.
  • 1 x Avid SC48 Remote Sys
  • 1 x Stanton CD501
Speaker system
Nexo GeoS12 / Nexo RS15 Subs / Camco Amplifiers. Six Nexo GeoS12 with three Nexo RS15 Subwoofers each side of the stage. In Fill consists of four Nexo PS8 Cabinets installed across the apron of the stage. All speakers are driven with Camco 200V.
  • 10 x Nexo GeoS1210
  • 2 x Nexo GeoS1230
  • 4 x Nexo RS15C
  • 4 x Nexo PS8
  • 2 x Nexo GEOS12TD
  • 2 x 200V (Geos)
  • 2 x 200V (subs)
  • 1 x Nexo PS8 Amp / Proc
  • 2 x GEOS12 -BPR
  • 12 x GEOS12-XBOW
  • 48 x GEOS12 QRP
Monitor system
The default monitor set up runs four sends from FOH. Extra monitors and sends can be run from FOH if required. the The addition of a monitor console and an active split, will facilitate a side of stage monitor mix. Monitors are Nexo PS15R2. Drum fill is a Nexo PS15R2 and Nexo LS1200 Sub. Camco V6 amplifiers.
  • 3 x Nexo PS15L
  • 4 x Nexo PS15R
  • 1 x Nexo LS1200 Sub
  • 2 x Nexo PS15UTD MK2
  • 3 x Camco Vortex 6
Microphones
Microphone kit as listed below will be supplied as standard. Any additional microphones or alterations will be quoted prior to event.
  • 1 x Shure B52A
  • 1 x Sennheiser e901
  • 3 x Senheiser e604
  • 2 x Sennheiser e906
  • 2 x Sennheiser e614
  • 6 x Shure SM57
  • 6 x Shure SM58
  • 6 x BSS AR133
  • 6 x Radial J48DI (DI box)
  • 2 x 15m Canere mic cable
  • 7 x 10m Canere mic cable
  • 15 x 8m Canere mic cable
  • 16 x 5m Canere mic cable
  • 3 x Penn MSBX08F stage trunk
  • 1 x 48 chan Penn MSBX24F
  • 10 x K&M tall boom mic stands 210/6
  • 8 x K&M short boom mic stands 259
  • 1 x k&M short boom mic stands (heavy duty) 25950
  • 2 x K&M straight mic stands 260/1
Power
  • 8 x 240V ~ 10M power cable
  • 8 x 240V ~ 5M power cable
Labour
Under agreement with the venue, all labour is additional to room / equipment charges. There is required to be a minimum of one Phase 1 Audio Technician to remain with the system at all times. Where an additional monitor rig is provided, it is preferred that a second technician is brought in to assist. All labour charges are quoted prior to event based on production schedules. Our technicians are available to mix supports, main acts, assist with change overs and generally assist with touring crew as required.
  • 1 x Hog4 Road Hog Lighting Console + Wing
  • 2 x Jands HP12 Dimmers (24 x 2.0)
  • 1 x Lightcraft Power Distribution (12 x 13amp)
  • 4 x Duets 1300w Blinders
  • 4 x Martin 301 moving Wash Lights/Moving Lights
  • 8 x Magic Pars LEDs
  • 6 x 240v pars nsp
  • 8 x ETC Profile Key Lights (4x iris 19s/25s)
  • 1 x Floor Hazer + fan + juice
  • 1 x QI work light
Download PDF of rig

The Astor Theatre can operate in three formats, Theatre Mode, Concert Mode and Custom Mode:

Theatre Mode
  • Fully seated in both the stalls and on the balcony.
  • Total Capacity: 976
  • Stalls: 698 (can be either reserved or unreserved seating)
  • Balcony: 278 (always reserved seating)
DOWNLOAD Theatre Mode (PDF)
Concert Mode
  • General admission standing with limited unreserved seating in the stalls and reserved seating on the balcony
  • Total Capacity: 1150
  • Stalls: 872 (includes 248 permanently fixed unreserved seats)
  • Balcony: 278 (always reserved seating)
DOWNLOAD Concert Mode (PDF)
Custom Mode
  • Partially seated in the stalls, fully seated on the balcony.
  • Total Capacity: Dependent on how many seats are installed in the stalls.
  • Stalls: 248 seats are permanently fixed, up to a further 450 removable seats can be installed. By installing less than the 450 removable seats room can be left for a dance floor.
  • Balcony: 278 (always reserved seating)

The Astor Theatre can operate with three licensing options:

All Ages
  • Fully unlicensed
Split All Ages
  • Licensed on the balcony
  • Unlicensed in the stalls
Licensed ( 3 options)
  • Strictly 18+ where no patrons under 18 are admitted
  • 18+ where minors above a minimum age can attend accompanied by a parent / legal guardian with a valid ticket. (minimum age dependent on content of show and venue mode, theatre / concert)
  • 18+ where minors can attend accompanied by a parent / legal guardian with a valid ticket, no minimum age restrictions, however the venue has a no infant policy. Not available in Concert Mode.

Astor Lounge

The Astor Lounge is a licensed venue featuring a flexible auditorium which can be arranged into different configurations depending on your specific requirements, detail below in “Formats and Seating Plans”. The production in the Lounge is run by PhaseOne Audio.

The classically art deco styled Bruno’s Bar is ideally located at the entrance to the Lounge providing a full range of drinks and theatre type snacks.

The venue has a contract with The Ticket Group (TTG) to provide the ticketing function for all events held in the Astor Lounge.

FOH desk
  • Soundcraft Expression 2 ~ 32Ch SCF-SIE-2
  • Xilica Matrix Processor XP4080
  • Tascam CD Player CD-200
FOH speakers
  • S1 x Nexo 2 Way 15" Loudspeaker PS15R2L
  • 1 x Nexo 2 Way 15" Loudspeaker PS15R2R
  • 2 x Nexo Hi Powered 15" Sub RS15
  • K&M Distance Rod 21366
Amplification and Processing
  • 1 x Nexo PS15 System Controller
  • 2 x Camco MP 2300W@4Ohms Amp Vortex 6
Monitors
  • 3 x Quest LH Stage Monitor QM12MPL
  • 2 x Quest RH Stage Monitor QM12MPR
  • 2 x Camco 2 x 1800w@4 Ohms Vortex 384
Multicore
  • 27 channels with splits
Microphones and DIs
  • 1 x Shure B52A
  • 1 x Sennheiser e901
  • 3 x Senheiser e604
  • 2 x Sennheiser e906
  • 2 x Sennheiser e614
  • 4 x Shure SM57
  • 5 x Shure SM58
  • 4 x BSS ~ AR133 (DI box)
  • 20 x 6m Amphenol mic cable PRO11A006
  • 8 x 9m Amphenol mic cable PRO11A009
  • 2 x Proel 8 way trunk EBN8
  • 8 x K&M tall boom mic stands 210/6
  • 6 x K&M short boom mic stands 259
  • 1 x k&M short boom mic stands (heavy duty) 25950
  • 2 x K&M straight mic stands 260/1
Power
  • 4 x 240V ~ 10M power cable
  • 4 x 240V ~ 5M power cable
  • 1x ETC Smartfade 12/48 Lighting Console
  • 12x HEX6 Multipar IRC
  • 2x MARTIN 2.5l Haze Fluid
  • 1x MARTIN 2500r Hazer
  • 3x SHOWTECH 8-10” Mirrorball Motor
  • 8x SHOWTECH LED Pinshoot
  • 2x ULA Spider FC FX Light
  • 1x NEC FHD Projector
  • 1x GRSB130H Grandview Smart 130”

The Astor Lounge can operate in two formats, Theatre Mode and Concert Mode:

Theatre Mode
  • Total Capacity: 128
  • Fully seated – general admission unreserved seating.
Concert Mode
  • Total Capacity: 200
  • Standing only – general admission.
Download Seating Plan (PDF)

The Astor Lounge can operate with two licensing options:

All Ages
  • Fully unlicensed
Licensed ( 3 options)
  • Strictly 18+ where no patrons under 18 are admitted
  • 18+ where minors above a minimum age can attend accompanied by a parent / legal guardian with a valid ticket. (minimum age dependent on content of show and venue mode, theatre / concert)
  • 18+ where minors can attend accompanied by a parent / legal guardian with a valid ticket, no minimum age restrictions, however the venue has a no infant policy. Not available in Concert Mode.