The smart, contemporary setting – complete with 38-foot sprung stage – lends itself to virtually any style of performance and makes a superb location for creative workshops or business conferences. In addition, there are outstanding recording and rehearsal studio facilities offering a wide range of practice, performance, editing, mixing and mastering services. Business suites are available for meetings, launches and conferences - and a fabulous on-site cafe/bistro ensures no-one goes hungry!
The Grand’s auditorium is an impressive multi-functional space with an audience capacity of 400 (standing), 240 (fully seated, theatre-style) or 140 (cabaret). A combination of standing and seating is also possible.
The room has been immaculately designed to ensure the best possible connection between the artist and audience. Sublime acoustics, augmented with the highest specification in digital audio and cutting edge lighting technology, combine to create an exciting performance environment. This dynamic setting- complete with 38-foot sprung stage, full size cinema screen and HD projector- lends itself to gigs and shows off all types. It also works as a superb location for conferences, product launches, film screenings and creative workshops. To enquire about hiring the venue, please complete an enquiry form and one of our staff will reply quickly.
The Grand's catering team can cater for a diverse range of events and private functions.
Our Cafe is open to compliment our regular events like Come Dancing ballroom session (Wednesdays), Bumps and Babies and Streetfeet (Thursdays).
The Grand Studio is a fully equipped, modern recording facility in the basement of The Grand Venue offering commercial quality recording services, mixing and mastering as well as a full, multi-track live recording direct from the auditorium. We can cater for all projects from voice over work to full album productions.
The studio boasts a spec to rival the world's best with gear from Neve, Avalon, PMC, Manly and the studio centrepiece SSL AWS900 mixing desk. We operate a Pro Tools HD system, the industry standard for high quality recording and have two spacious, air conditioned live rooms, perfect for live tracking sessions and commercial release projects. The studio is also one of only a handful of facilities in Europe that can offer in-house recording services direct from stage, making it perfect for capturing live performances.
The studio is run by Simon Stride and Tom Peters, a dedicated, two man team of engineers with over ten years of experience between them and a passionate ear for all things music and recording. So far, they have some exciting up and coming bands such as Axes (Big Scary Monsters) and Egos At The Door (Lockjaw Records).
Please have a look at the studio website for a full spec, visit www.grandstudio.co.uk
If you are interested in recording with us or would like to discuss any projects you may have feel free to contact us by telephone on 01200 421599 or email us on email@example.com