Production facilities at GSA include a state-of-the-art 100Gb optical fibre network fitted throughout the Ivy Arts Centre; a fully automated flying system in the Bellairs Theatre; cutting-edge robotic cameras and professional-grade video production equipment for live streaming; bespoke GDS prompt desk and wireless comms; high-end computer workstations (on both Mac OS & Windows) with dedicated lighting, Sound and Video software packages; 3D printing facilities and a fully-equipped construction workshop and wardrobe wardrobe department with extensive stock of period and modern costumes.
The GSA sound and lighting departments emulates professional environments in terms of production values. Our sound stock includes: Yamaha and Digico sound desks; a wide range of PA including, Inspired Audio, D&B, JBL, and Meyer; Sennheiser and Shure radio equipment; industry standard microphones including DPAs for our musical theatre shows, and a large range of Shure, Neumann, AKG and DPA instrument microphones. Lighting equipment includes department have ETC and MA consoles on site, as well as close links to other console brands to explore and learn. We have a range of in house stock and also hire a wide variety of intelligent lighting fixtures on a show by show basis. Professional lighting and sound designers regularly design our larger shows alongside student teams.