Venue Specs

The Garage

CAPACITY

700 People

PRICES & TERMS OF HIRE

PERFORMING RIGHTS SOCIETY (PRS)

All hire fees are subject to the addition of PRS (4.5% of ticket sales) which must be paid to venue management when you pay your hall hire. You are also required to supply us with a completed Performing Rights Society Programme return.

LOAD IN

From Renfrew Street:

At the rear of the venue down the car park slope straight into main room at stage right.

HEIGHT

Ranges from 10ft – 24ft

Clearance – 12ft (approx) above stage

FLYING POINTS

There are no usable flying points in the venue for touring equipment.

POWER

SOUND: 63 AMP Single Phase (CEE Form)

LIGHTS: 63 AMP Three Phase (CEE Form)

BACKDROPS

Hung from the back of the lighting truss.

PLEASE NOTE: Valid fire certificates are required before a backdrop is put up*

POWER

SOUND: 63 AMP Single Phase (CEE Form)

LIGHTS: 63 AMP Three Phase (CEE Form)

FOH POSITION

SOUND: Centre location at the rear of the hall in the drop balcony. Access is up a set of stairs.

LIGHTS: Situated on the right of the sound desk. Both positions can be on the floor at the rear of the hall on request for shows with 500 sales or less.

HOUSE SPOTS

No. There is no power infrastructure to support spots.

STAGE BARRIER

We have a freestanding aluminium mojo type barrier.

PA SPEC

IN HOUSE PA BOXES & AMPS

Used as the base of all systems and our main club rig. Please note that this is a hard install and does not come out.

 

10 X D&B AUDIOTECHNIK Q1 TOP BOX

2 X D&B AUDIOTECHNIK Q7 TOP BOX

4 X D&B AUDIOTECHNIK J-SUB

2 X D&B AUDIOTECHNIK D20 AMPLIFIER

2 X D&B AUDIOTECHNIK D80 AMPLIFIER

 

The following control equipment is included in your hall hire.

AVAILABLE CONSOLES

1 X MIDAS PRO 2

1 X MIDAS DL251 STAGE BOX

1 X DIGICO SD9

1 X DIGICO D2 RACK

 

Please advance with us which you would like at FOH and which you would prefer to have at monitors so we may have this set up for your arrival. The default set up is the PRO2 at FOH and the SD9 at monitors.

MONITORS

10 X SSE AUDIO MB4 WEDGES

 

Sidefills are available at an extra cost but must be arranged in advance. However, this is not recommended as it will take up valuable stage space.

ADDITIONAL ITEMS

1 X 48-WAY SPLIT RACK WITH 2 VEEM OUTPUTS

2 X VEEM TAILSETS

4X VDC STAGE BOXES

2 LINES OF CAT 5 CABLING

1 X 63A/240V, RUBBER BOX CO MAINS DISTRIBUTION

8 X 16A SOCKET

3 X 32A SOCKET

12 X POWER BOARDS (4 X 13A SOCKETS)

12 X K&M TALL BOOM STANDS

10 X K&M SHORT STANDS

2 X K&M KICK STANDS

MICROPHONES

3 X SHURE BETA 58

5 X SHURE SM58

4 X SHURE SM57

1 X SHURE BETA91

1 X SHURE BETA52

4 X SENNHEISER 604

3 X SENNHEISER 614

1 X AUDIX D6

3 X AUDIX I5

2 X SENNHEISER 906

8 X KLARK TEKINK DN 100 DI BOX

OPTIONAL FLOOR PACKAGE

2 X ROBE MINI-POINTE
2 X MARTIN RUSH MH1 PROFILE PLUS SPOTS
2 X CHAUVET LED 350 INTIMIDATOR BEAM

STAGE LIGHTING

DESK: CHAMSYS MQ80

4 X 4 CELL BLINDERS
4 X ROBE MINI-POINTE
4 X MARTIN RUSH MH1 PROFILE PLUS SPOTS
8 X ROBE LED BEAM 100
2 X MARTIN RUSH MH2 WASH
4 X SGM XC5 COLOUR LED STROBES
1 X LOOK UNIQUE 2.0 HAZER

ADVANCED BAR LIGHTING (FRONT WASH)

5 X ETC SOURCE 4 JR ZOOM 15-50 DEGREE

CLUB LIGHTING

Box Truss:

2 X CHAUVET GEYSER RGB

8 X CHAUVET INTIMIDATOR BEAM 350

 

Rear Truss:

2 X CHAUVET INTIMIDATOR SPOT 350

 

Additional Info:

 

2 X SPARE DMX UNIVERSE TO STAGE

 

Please note club lighting is on a separate universe to stage lighting.

DJ EQUIPMENT

The following can be hired at a cost of £120 for 3 elements from the list below – more elements will be charged at £40/ unit.

2 X PIONEER DJM 850 MIXER

2 X PIONEER CDJ 2000 NEXUS

4 X TECHNICS 1210 MK2 TURNTABLES

 

Please Note: Any damage cause to in-house equipment by band will be charged at replacement price +10% to replace whatever is damaged.

CREW

Preferred In-House Crew: M.A.D. CREW

Please contact John McFarlane via club management to arrange crew for your event.

IN-HOUSE SHOW STAFF

For each main hall show, three technicians will be provided – 2 audio engineers & 1 light tech – unless otherwise requested. This is part of the venue hire cost.

PRODUCTION OFFICE

A production office is available for exclusive use of the promoter throughout the day. There are plenty of power points available as well as WIFI and ethernet sockets for internet access and a phone. A photocopier is located in another room but promoters are welcome to use this facility.

DRESSING ROOMS

Dressing rooms are situated in the basement level of the venue. The gate leading to the dressing room is covered by backstage security all night. Additional security can be arranged in advance.

1x large, 1 x small. More rooms can be made available if requested. This must be arranged in advance with the venue managers.

1 x shower located in both band rooms. Please note that and damages caused to the dressing rooms will be charged to the promoter once a full assessment of damage has been taken.

Wi-Fi network available in dressing rooms.

 

TOWELS (Available via the venue):

Bath towel – £1 (£5 replacement cost)
Hand towel – £0.50 (£3 replacement cost)

SHOW TIMES

LOAD IN: 12pm (this is flexible and earlier times can be arranged in advance)

 

SOUND CHECKS

HEADLINE – 4.30pm
1ST SUPPORT – 5.30pm
2ND SUPPORT – 6.15pm

DOORS – 7pm (earlier opening possible with prior arrangement)

 

CURFEW

SUNDAY – FRIDAY: 10.30pm
SATURDAY: 10pm

 

Venue is a club 7 nights a week. Your cooperation in observing this curfew is appreciated.

PIT SECURITY

Pit security is not provided in-house. This is done with MAD Crew. Please arrange this in advance.

RIDERS & CATERING

We can supply you with alcohol, soft drinks and water for any riders at a very competitive price. Please speak to venue management if you would like us to arrange any of this for you. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate any outside catering. There are several restaurants, takeaways, sandwich/ coffee shops in the local area as well as a tesco metro store next door. We have a folder with all the carry out menus, please ask the venue manager for this on arrival (if not already in production office).

PARKING

There is parking available at the back of the venue on Renfrew Street which can accommodate tour buses however the venue is not liable for any parking fines incurred. There is landline power available for one bus (16 AMP CEE Form Single Phase). The landline power is not available overnight.

SECURITY

In-house SIA badged security. No other personnel are permitted to deal with the public inside the venue.

Please direct any requests regarding security via either the venue manager or the security manager.

Additional security for vehicles, early starts, extra pit etc is available at a cost and must be arranged with the venue management in advance.

If there is a meet and greet prior to doors, there must be 2 of our stewards provided at a cost of £30 + VAT. This must be arranged at least 1 week in advance. If we are informed on the day we will be unable to accommodate and the meet and greet will not take place.

We have a strict No Glass Policy inside the venue. All bottled drinks will be decanted into plastic glasses and any pints/ spirits will also be served in plastic glasses.

Crowd surfing is discouraged. Repeat offenders will be ejected but only as a last resort. Our policy enourages a lively, enjoyable atmosphere but with adequate arrangements to prevent major issues developing and provide fast, effective response to unsafe crowd situations.

Venue management decisions are final.

AUDIENCE PROFILE

Stewards are briefed prior to doors as to the audience profile and their likely behaviour. Artist and promoter input in this process is welcomed.

SEARCHES

Full searches are mandatory for entry to The Garage. Professional cameras will be stored until the end of the show. Harmful items and food/drink will not be permitted inside the venue.

UNDER 16’S

If the promoter has made arrangements with the venue manager for a 14+ show. Then any Under-16’s must be accompanied by an adult. This must be stated on all tickets and advertising.

BOX OFFICE

At present, we do not have box office facilities for the sale of tickets. We can however, sell online via www.ticketweb.co.uk.

We are looking into the possibility of running a box office from the venue and will inform you of any changes as and when we can.

On the night of your event, our cash desk is available for your staff to sell tickets/ run guest list from. Our staff can be arranged to run this at an additional cost. This must be arranged in advance.

AFTERSHOW FACILITIES

They are available, however, any after shows must be arranged in advance with venue. If the bands would like to stay in for the club night they are more than welcome. We will ensure adequate security is available.

Arrangements for the band can also be made at Cathouse Rock Club if required. Please contact kerstin@hfents.com) for more information.

SHOW STOP

Just before doors to the events, there will be a show stop meeting with venue manager, head of security, promoter’s rep and band rep (tour manager).

This meeting is in case there is an emergency that calls for the show to be stopped. It ensures that everyone involved knows the correct procedures to be carried out quickly and safely.

ADVERTISING

Please ensure that all tickets/ advertising include one of the following phases relevant to your event:

18+ GIG: Strictly over 18’s. Please bring ID. Management reserve all rights.

14+ GIG: Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring ID. Management reserve all rights.

We are completely against flyposting and it is illegal in Glasgow. Should we discover that flyposting has taken place and the venue is threatened with a fine, we will happily pass promoter details on to the council. There are a number of companies who deal with legal poster sites. Should you require more information on this please ask.

LOCATION & LOCAL FACILITIES

The Garage is located at the Charing Cross end of Sauchiehall Street. It is on the main bus route into the heart of the city.

It is surrounded by bars, restaurants, coffee shops and convenience stores. Retail shops can be found just a short walk (5 mins) from the front door.

NEAREST UNDERGROUND STATION: St George’s Cross

NEAREST RAIL STATION: Charing Cross

HIRING

VENUE HIRE: Please contact iain@hfents.com. Should he be unavailable, please contact senga@hfents.com or clark@hfents.com.

GENERAL CONDUCT

PLEASE NOTE: Parking is restricted in the area covered by the double yellow lines, the bays are for residents use and the use of the hotel patrons. If you are
towing a trailer that will not open while parked in this space, it can be backed into our car park area in the morning of the show. However, please ensure it is not
so far down as to block the fire exit, which is also the load in door.

When you arrive, please plug into the shore power and switch off your engine, we have neighbours, some with young children and the sound of a running engine can get a bit on the side of disturbing in the night.

Please refrain from emptying waste.

If it’s a party you are after, we can arrange guest entrance to the club should you arrive the day before your show, or even after and aren’t leaving til later.

We just need you to keep the noise down out there. Soundchecks must only take place if all rear fire doors are closed. The Garage is part of a mixed community of busy thoroughfare, local businesses and home life, we respect everyone equally, and ask for your understanding in these matters during your visit.

We look forward to working with you.

Team Garage