Technical and Performance

PRODUCTION WEEK

To bear in mind:

Actors’ hours

Technicians’ hours

Allocated overtime

Licences & regulations for children

Statutory breaks

Reset time

Costuming time

Refreshments

Public transport/taxis

Possible elements:

Time & date of 1st performance

Cleaning

Dress rehearsals

Notes sessions

Fire inspection

Piano tuning

Press/photo call, Production photos, TV filming

Tech. rehearsal

Sound call

Scene change rehearsal

Costume parade

LX plotting

LX focusing

Choreography call

Band calls

Paint call

Length of fitup

LX rig/re‑rig

 

TECHNICAL REHEARSAL

Company

Schedule drawn up, circulated

Introduce company to venue

Dressing rooms allocated

Full company present

Company dressed, checked and ready

Formal introduction – do’s and dont’s

Actor discipline

Company explore area

Set restrictions

Masking areas

Temporary technical absences

Refreshment arrangements

First aid kit

Dustbins available, and in auditorium (if company there)

Set:

Complete, operative & checked

Doors set in postion

Moving pieces on marks, in right scene

Backstage working light

Offstage storage organised, changes ready

Masking

Safety check

Sweep up sawdust, clear hazards (nails, loose battens)

Paint dry

Props:

Props tables positioned

Props set

Props checked

Set dressed

Working lights

Costume

In dressing rooms, checked

Quick change staff organised

Quick change areas organised

alterations complete

Stage

Comms checked & working:

Cans

Qlights

Show relay

Paging

Prompt Copy

Marking tape, safety pins, notepad, lists, torches

Scene change list, crew instructed

Fly plot, crew instructed

LX ready and checked

Alterations from LX rehearsal complete

Batteries renewed

Sound checked and ready

Production desk team ready

Musicals:

Instruments set, tuned

MD in position

Arrangements for MU breaks in place

Music stands/lights

Mics/foldback checked

 

 

DRESS/PERFORMANCE CHECKLIST

Depts: amendments complete / checked / ready

SOUND

Level check

Tapes set

LX

Lantern check, states check

Effects set

Pyros set & checked

SM – props

Props set

Props checked

Running props set

Running props checked

Drinking water on prop tables

Set dressing checked

Personal props issued

SM – stage

Tabs in

Preset on

Cloths properly dressed

Check view from auditorium

Pictures straight

Ashtrays watered (damp sand)

Furniture on marks

Doors set to correct position

Resin for dancers

Stage swept/mopped

SM – comms

Cans

Qlights

Show relay

Paging

Housekeeping

Fire exits, walkways clear of rubbish

Auditorium cleared of junk, cleaned

Production desk struck

FoH liaison

Check wheelchairs,

special audience,

size of expected audience

Timings to box office, bar.

FoH clearance

House lights on

stage preset on

stage workers out

stage blues on

music running

‘House ready’ to FoH staff

announcement backstage

Non-maintained lighting on, extinguishers in place

Working lights still OK.

‘Iron’ clear.

‘Half’ routine

Company & crew checked in

Crew in blacks

Valuables collected

Personal props issued

Calls start

Phones to lights

Mobiles/pagers off

Copies of cue sheets lodged with prompt corner