The Spier Conference Centre's auditorium can seat 430 people. Beautifully decorated public areas are furnished with antiques and contemporary South African art from the Spier Collection. In winter, delegates can relax around fireplaces, and in summer, relax on the cool, shaded terrace.

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Venue Facilities

  • Approx. room dimensions (no stage)
    19.00m x 19.50m
  • Décor / colour / theme
    Natural tones (cream / beige) with textured sliding screened panels alongside walls
  • Artwork
    No art on the walls
  • Entrance Door
    2.25m W x 2.30m H (lowest point) with arch
  • Columns
    Column free except for pillars along sides - non intrusive
  • Built-in fixtures
    None
  • Built-in control room on mezzanine
    Opposite stage
  • Flooring
    Black-tan small weave pattern
  • Ceiling and height
    Boxed-in across entrance to accommodate control room above: 3.00m D x 3.00m H. In ascending tiers along sidewalls to middle : floating sections.
  • Side perimeters
    3.80m H for 1.0m, then 4.80m H for 2.0m, then centre sections 5.50m H
  • Lighting installed
    Recessed into ceiling panels, fluorescents at same height. Zone controlled and dimmers.
  • Natural lighting
    Minimal - one window and one glass door
  • Blackout facilities
    Sliding Screens
  • Electricity supply
    3 double power points on walls, in floor and also high on pillars on either side of hall
  • Control room
    Mezzanine room for use
  • AV
    Control room for productions
  • Climate control
    Air-conditioning
  • Noise intrusion
    Minimal
  • Fire equipment
    Fire Extinguishers, smoke detectors. fire alarm (no sprinkler system)
  • Rigging
    Only one support from ceiling - for light weight structures only. Two points on either side wall on pillars - also for hanging AV equipment
  • Direct access to outside
    Yes, through side double door
  • Delivery access
    Through front foyer, side door or emergency exit

Stage

  • Approx. stage dimensions
    (behind curtain) 8.00m W x 7.00m D
  • Stage height off main floor
    0.50m H with movable step
  • Additional stage sections
    Six x 1.2m x 2.4m sections - to extend stage / bring forward / or create a ramp plus steps
  • Stage curtains
    Cream to match light natural tone of walls and screens from stage sides - visible. 2nd hang of curtains are burnt orange in colour - hidden.