An Croí


An Croí is a multi-purpose, flexible space. The room’s wooden sprung floor and wall panels create a warm and elegant decor. The stage comes in different sizes and offers the possibility of being set up in different locations around the room. The room is complemented with a dedicated technical booth with sight lines to the stage. With its high-end technical specifications, this flexible space has the potential for a multitude of events, including music performances, theatre, conferences and private parties.

Food and drink can be served inside this room.

An Croí is widely recognised as Derry and the North West’s premier traditional arts venue, but is also frequently used to host performances from a range of genres.

Over the past decade it has played host to many internationally renowned artists and performers, such as: Eddi Reader; Django Django; Julie Fowlis; Mick Flannery; Bell X1; Iarla Ó Lionáird; Sara Watkins; Sarah Jarosz; Aoife O’Donovan; and Frankie Gavin & De Dannan.

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General Details

Stage Door Access (F.O.H.)

Height: 8ft
Width: 5ft 3in

Stage Dimensions

4m x 6m (flexible)
Height stage to ceiling: 5m (approx.)

Staging system:

12 x deck platforms (2m x 1m), anthracite carpet finish
12 x 400mm height risers (2m x 1m)
3 x deck platforms (1m x 0.52m)
3 x risers (1m x 0.52m x 0.2m)


180 theatre
140 cabaret
120 seated dinner
200 standing

Tables & Seating 30 cabaret tables (a mixture of square and circle top)

240v single phase
63A 3-phase

Heating & Air-conditioning Warm air heating system

N.B. Various lecterns, tables, Music stands and stage seating available upon request. Please note that the below equipment does not come as standard but can be provided at a cost (POA) and is subject to availability.

Audio Equipment Details

F.O.H. Audio Console / Mixing Desk Yamaha LS9-16
Additional Audio consoles (F.O.H. / Monitors)

MIDAS M32 Console
Dynacord Powermate 1000

Audio Playback 1 x Denon DN C100 CD Player
Wireless System

1 x Trantec Wireless S5 Series, includes:
1 x Trantec handheld mic
1 x Trantec lapel mic
1 x bodypack & headworn mic

Microphones & DIs

2 x Shure Beta 58
4 x Shure SM58
2 x Shure SM57
1 x Shure Beta 87
1 x Shure PG52
1 x Sennheiser E914
2 x Sennheiser E835
1 x Audio Technica ES915 SC18
6 x Radial JDI Passive
2 x Radial JDI Active

Speakers – Main PA

2 x Nexo PS 10 (flown)
2 x Nexo LS400 (ground stacked)
1 x Nexo NXAMP 4×1

Additional speakers:

2 x EV SX300


5x QSC K Series

Multi-core & Returns

20 channel Multi
4 channel Returns


1 x Toshiba SD5010KB DVD Player
1 x Panasonic DMP 8065 BluRay Player
1 x Sanyo PLC XP100 True XGA 6500 ANSI Lumens LCD
1 x Unicol Projector Mount Bracket
1 x Electric Front projection screen 3m x 3m silver screen case
1 x Kramer Buffered laptop input plate Stainless steel (F.O.H.)
1 x IKON RGBHV/CV connection plate (technical booth)
1 x Kramer VP210XL buffered line driver PC/MAC connection (technical booth)

Lighting Systems & Equipment Details

Lanterns (Stage)


2 x Stairville MV250H Spot Halogen Moving Head 250W


6 x Source Four Zoom CE
6 x Source Four Par EA
2 x Par 64 X Y (Thomann)
6 x Acclaim Fresnel FRK 650
6 x HUI CYC/Flood RX7

Dimming 4 x SmartPack Wall Mount Dimmer, 12x1200w (with SmartLink)
Control Systems

1 x ETC SmartFade 1248
1 x ShowTec LED Commander

Gels & Gobos The venue has a limited stock of colour filters and gobos. If you require any specific colours or designs we are happy to source these for you from our regular suppliers. Please note that if you wish to bring your own gobos our ETC Source4 Profiles take size B metal or glass gobos.


Car Park Access Times

Mon – Fri: 07:30 – 18:00
Sat: 09:00 – 16:00
Sun: Closed

N.B. Use of the car park outside of these times may incur extra costs. Limited car park spaces are on offer and may be reserved by prior arrangement with management.

Loading Loading through building’s main entrance and through F.O.H. entrance. Backstage fire corridor can also be used (see venue drawings).