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O2 Shepherds Bush Empire


shepherd's bush green,


london, w12 8tt

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Since 1903, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire has been a prominent landmark on London’s entertainment scene. Designed and built by Frank Matcham as the flagship of the “Empire” chain of variety theatres, it was taken under the wing of the BBC in the 1950s and converted into a television theatre. Shows such as Crackerjack, The Old Grey Whistle Test, That’s Life, Hancock and Wogan were transmitted from there. After a £2m refit, which retained the BBC’s technical infrastructure, the Empire opened in March 1994 as a 2000 capacity live venue. The music industry embraced it from the opening concert, Soundgarden (March 12th 1994), and has consistently provided a wealth of talent in music, comedy and club nights ever since.

The O2 Empire has frequently hit the headlines with its classic concerts by internationally acclaimed stars such as David Bowie (11th and 12th August 1997), Rolling Stones (June 8th 1999), The Who (22nd and 23rd December 1999), Oasis (8th October 2001), Elton John (16th and 17th December 2002) and Bon Jovi (18th September 2002); who were also the first band at the Empire to simultaneously broadcast their show to twenty cinemas across Europe via satellite and to a global audience of more than 375,000 on the Internet.


Awards:

• Music Week 'UK Venue of The Year' 2012, 2005, 1999,1998, 1996, 1995 (nominated 2009 and 2008)

• Live! Magazine 'Venue of The Year' 1995, 1996, 1998

• ILMC 'Venue of The Year' 1999

venue details

CAPACITY

2,000 (max)

Stalls Standing: 1,150
Level 1
Unreserved Seating/Standing: 340
Level 2
Unreserved Seating/Standing: 225
Level 3
Unreserved Seating/Standing: 285
Fully Seated:    1,098

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SECURITY

Showsec International Ltd - booked through venue

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BARRIER

In-house

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STAGE DIMENSIONS

Depth   9.85m (8.5m to proscenium arch)
Width   15.5m
Height   72.5cm

Proscenium Arch
Height   9m
Width   9m

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STAGE RISERS

6 x 8’ x 4’ (2.4m x 1.2m) Lite Deck Risers with various leg lengths

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LOAD IN

The loading bay is on Shepherd’s Bush Green adjacent to O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire and on the same level. No load in or out is permitted in Pennard Road

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STORAGE

Limited storage for cases

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PARKING

Parking is limited within the area – none at the venue

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CATERING

Kitchen area and dining area situated near to dressing rooms

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MERCHANDISE

Purpose built booth in foyer
CMI handle the concession
Please call +44 121 683 0901 to discuss prior to event

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PRODUCTION OFFICE

+44 20 8742 9226
Wireless internet

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DRESSING ROOMS

4 x dressing rooms
3 with showers

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PA SPECIFICATION

P.A:
EAW
14 x KF850
8 x SB850
4 x SB1000
2 x JF560 [Front Fills]
4 x JF260 [1st Balcony fills]
3 x UB42 [Rear Stalls Delays]
4 x JF260 [Top Balcony Delays]
Lab Gruppen Amplification

 FOH:
 Midas Pro6 Touring Package with 56 primary inputs
 (for details see www.midasconsoles.com/pro6.php
 Klark Teknik DN360 Equaliser
 Klark Teknik DN60 Analyser
 XTA Processing
 Denon CD Player
 
 FOH EFFECTS:
 Lexicon PCM 80
 Yamaha SPX 1000
 Yamaha SPX 990
 TC Electronics M2000 FX Processor
 TC Electronics D2 Delay unit

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MONITORS

Midas Heritage H3000, 48 Mono / 8 Stereo Channel Console
15 EAW SM15 Bi-Amped wedges
6 x BSS Stereo 30 Band Equalisers
Yamaha SPX 990
Lexicon PCM80
4 x Stereo Drawmer DB201 Noise Gates
4 x BSS DPR402 Compressors
KT DN9848 Digital processors
2 x 3 way EAW KF850 Side-fills + 2 x SB850
2 x Meyer MSL2 / MSW Drum Fill (one mix)
Lab Gruppen Amplification
BSS MSR-604 Mk2 Active Mic Splits

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MICROPHONES

 2 x Beyer M.88
6 x Shure SM58 Beta
6 x Shure SM58
10 x Shure SM57
3 x Shure Beta SM57A
6 x Sennheiser e604
6 x Shure SM98
4 Sennheiser MD609
6 x Sennheiser MD421
4 x AKG 451
1 x Shure Beta 52
1 x Shure Beta 87
1 x AKG C414
1 x AKG D112
1 x EV RE20
2 x Shure SM91
2 x AKG C535
14 x BSS AR133 D.I. Boxes

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LIGHTING SPECIFICATION

BOX TRUSS REAR:

Vision All Purpose Trussing 10m x 6m x (52cm x 52cm) Box
4 x Bar of 6 1k Par64 CP60 Very Narrow Spot 240v
2 x Bar 4 Par64 ACL
4 x Golden Scan 3 (8 Channel Mode)
6 x Robe Colorspot 1200 AT

BOX TRUSS SIDES:

2 x Bar 4 Par64 ACL
2 x Robe Colorspot 1200 AT
2 x Golden Scan 3 (8 Channel Mode)

BOX TRUSS FRONT:

2 x Bar of 6 1k Par64 CP61 Narrow Spot 240v
4 x 4 cell Molefay
50cm Mirrorball w/rotator

FRONT TRUSS:

Vision All Purpose Truss 11m x 52cm x 52cm
4 x Bar 6 1k Par64 CP62 Medium Flood 240v
6 x 19? ETC Source 4
6 x ETC Source 4 Revolution with 12 colour scroller

OTHER:

1 x Avolite Diamond 4 Elite
2 x Avolites 72 Way (FD Series) Dimmer Racks. We have approximately 24 spare dimming channels available, along with multicores to distribute onto the box, front truss, or on the floor. We also have dummy loads available
2 x FOH Pani 1202 Short Throw Follow Spots c/w 4 Gel Changers
8 x 1k Par 64 Floor light (CP62/CP61)
1 x Jem K1 Hazer +Fan
Cirromist craked oil machine
1 x 6 Station 2 Channel Metro Audio Intercom System
A selection of Lee Filters
3 Phase 300A on Power Locks or 3 Phase 125A Cee form
3 Phase 63A CeeForm (when available)
 

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AFTERSHOW / SPECIAL FUNCTION FACILITIES

Level One Bar
Capacity:   200
Lounge-style décor, live a/v feed from auditorium to plasma screens, photographic exhibits

 

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VENUE DETAILS:

O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Shepherd’s Bush Green
London
W12 8TT
Tel:+44 20 8354 3300
Fax: +44 20 8743 3218
Email: mail@o2shepherdsbushempire.co.uk
Web: www.o2shepherdsbushempire.co.uk

CONTACTS:

GENERAL MANAGER
Bill Marshall
+44 20 8354 3309
bill@o2shepherdsbushempire.co.uk

ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER
Helen DeVille
+44 20 8354 3309
helen@o2shepherdsbushempire.co.uk

BARS AND VENUE  MANAGER
Zoe Hays
+44 20 8354 3306
zoe@o2shepherdsbusempire.co.uk

TECHNICAL MANAGER
Jim Boyle
020 8354 3310
jim@o2shepherdsbushempire.co.uk

ASSISTANT TECHNICAL MANAGER
John Pinner
+44 20 8354 3310
john@o2shepherdsbushempire.co.uk

BARS MANAGER
Justyna Jakoniuk
+44 20 8354 3303
justyna@o2shepherdsbushempire.co.uk


BOX OFFICE:
0844 477 2000
24 Hours 7 Days www.ticketweb.co.uk

Venue box office is open for personal callers on show days only from 4pm-6pm and 6.30-9.30pm and sells tickets for all AMG venues nationwide (no booking fee charged for cash transactions)