We have recently invested in and upgraded our entire technical infrastructure, making us the most well-equipped large conferencing, event and live music venue for hire in central Norwich.

By capacity, our rigging facilities are unparalleled by venues nationwide making us the go-to venue in the East of England for conferencing, theatre, live music, fashion or sporting events.

Our event spaces boast high-end, high-fidelity PA systems and industry standard digital mixing desks, with experienced Sound Engineers providing the flexibility to handle any booking that comes our way. Whether it is a conference, awards ceremony, dance show, live band or a sold-out club night; rest assured that our system and technicians can handle it.

High quality microphones go hand-in-hand with our high quality PA systems. Wireless microphones from leading manufacturers ensure crystal clear, dropout-free and distortion-free audio in all audience areas. We can supply microphones to suit any eventuality- from handheld roving mics and lectern mics to over-ear & lapel models.

A well-lit stage is also crucial for a successful event. At OPEN we utilise a large array of professional bright LED moving lights and front lights as well as stage effects including strobes, hazers and uplighters. We can supply a dedicated Lighting Engineer for your event who will work with you to achieve only the best visuals and the stage looks that you conceptualise.

Give a confident presentation to your delegates supported by our huge 7 metre projection screen and 20,000 lumen, laser projector. If that doesn't suit your event then we have a smaller 5 metre screen. Our 42" confidence floor screen and slide clicker keeps your focus on your audience for the most professional look. We also provide both fixed and wheeled large plasma screens to display logos, photos or seating plans in any location.

OPEN also caters strongly for live music - whether it is a local band performing an intimate show in the Club Room or a nationally touring band shaking the Banking Hall, we supply the facilities and work with large promoters to make these events happen. We can supply space for a tour bus and lorry with power, and have access to local crew when needed. The venue includes showers, multiple green rooms and production offices with wired and wireless fast Wifi access.

OPEN's in-house technical team will work closely with you throughout your booking process to ensure you receive the highest quality audio visual advice in advance of your event. We also have access to a number of local audio visual suppliers to enable us to hire in equipment and personnel when necessary.

For in-house productions, we can supply a full complement of well-recognised microphones, full backline (including DJ equipment) and a professional monitoring system.

At a glance:

  • State-of-the-art PA Systems by KV2 Audio.
  • Up to 72 channels of digital audio by Yamaha RIO stageboxes and a full Dante network. 
  • Audio control by industry standard Yamaha CL5 and QL5 digital mixing desks.
  • Digital Wireless microphones by Shure, DPA & Audio Technica.
  • Stage Lighting by Chauvet Professional, Martin & Avolites Tiger Touch II Lighting Desk.
  • Projection by Christie Crimson HD25 & Kramer Switching
  • Comfort monitoring & plasma screens by Panasonic.
  • Floor wedges by Logic Systems.
  • Backline by DDrums, Marshall, Orange, Fender, Vox, Ampeg & Ashdown.
  • DJ equipment from Pioneer & Technics.

Our full, comprehensive Technical Specification is now available to download.