Private hire

Looking for that special somewhere for your event? Stop. Relax. You’ve found it.
The MET Studio is available to hire for your private pleasure. Anything is possible.
If you like, we can sort out a tailored comedy evening for your corporate event, or just bring your friends for a private party, stag or hen celebration.

The MET Studio is a unique 120 capacity multi-purpose venue offering an exciting selection of conference and entertainment opportunities. With years experience of hosting some of the countries best comedians and musicians, the Gatehouse team can make sure that your event, whatever it is, runs like clockwork and goes with a bang.

Equipped with the very best sound, lighting and back-up equipment, The MET Studio is completely flexible. The seating is completely adaptable and can be assembled in a variety of ways to suit any requirements – end stage, in the round or cinema style. It can even be used as a recording studio.

For all enquiries please email gatehouse@staffordbc.gov.uk
or call 01785 253595 ext 225

The Met Studio

The MET Studio is the ideal venue for:

  • Private parties – for a really exclusive atmosphere The MET Studio is THE place to be
  • Your special live music and comedy events – put your gig on in The MET Studio!
  • Product Launches and Press Conferences – looking for a flexible space with excellent facilities?
  • Meetings and Conferences – we meet your technical and catering requirements to the highest standards at very attractive rates
  • Tailored corporate entertainment events with comedy, music or anything else you fancy – your imagination is the only limit and your budget will love it, too
  • Private screenings – The MET Studio has the latest in projection and sound equipment to ensure the highest quality viewing experience
  • Studio sound recording and rehearsal space

  • Specification

    Dimensions:
  • 15m x 15m
  • Grid height 3.8m

  • Capacity:
  • 120 flat floor
  • 120 film
  • 116 in the round
  • 98 end stage
  • Raked modular seating system gives the flexibility for bespoke intallations

  • Sound:
  • Yamaha LS9-16
  • Bose 802 + 302 PA system
  • 8 active monitors (4 x RCF and 4 x QSC)
  • Full range of industry standard microphones (full list on request)
  • Wireless microphones, lapel and handheld
  • Separate control room with both digital and analogue recording facilities

  • Lighting:
  • Strand 520i
  • 72 channels of dimming
  • 30 650w fresnels
  • 10 650w profiles
  • 3 high end studiospot 250 profiles
  • 8 rainbows scrollers with 9 different colours
  • Facility to have up to 12 washes plus specials

  • Audiovisual:
  • 3m x 2.4m non-perforated screen
  • Panasonic PT-LB51 1200 lumen projector
  • DVD/VHS player
  • Inferred hearing aid system
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