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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 8, No. 1. Friday, March, 2, 1945

The Specifications

The Specifications


3,500 sq. ft. Permanent theatre to hold approximately 500. Permanent seats and a sloping floor preferred.

The stage should have adequate space above the proscenium and the stage to be as large as compatible with general dimensions of the building.

Dressing rooms: two in number and equipped with dressing tables, mirrors and wash basins. To be placed near the stage and to be reasonably sound proof.

Property Room. 200-250 sq. ft. equipped with carpenter's bench.

Foyer, To include ticket office, etc.

Projection Box. To be equipped with facilities for 16mm. and 35mm. projection and spot lights for stage.

General. It is desirable to have motor access to the theatre, both to the main entrance and to the back stage.

Dance Hall:—

3,000-3,500 sq. ft. plus bandstand and ticket booths. Includes use for boxing and table tennis, tennis volley boards, etc. This hall should be sound proofed and must have reasonable acoustic properties and a sprung floor.

Administrative Group:—

Executive Room. Approx. 220 sq. ft. to contain conference table, lockers,

Public Office. With facilities for the sale of College publications, sweets, tobacco, etc.

Records Room. At least 250 sq. ft. preferably including a safe.

Offices. Two small offices, one for Secretary and Treasurer of the Association and one for the Club Secretaries.

Publications Room. Working and storage space for duplicator and small printing press. Tables and space for editing publications.

Storage Room. Space for storage of properties and sports gear.

Dark Room. Equipment to include running water, water heater, electric points, and light trapped ventilation.

Meeting Room. To accomodate approx. 50. Equipped with blackboard and projector screen.

Committee Rooms. Not more than three in number. Two should be sound proofed—one to contain a piano and one a gramophone for music for small groups.

General Concourse:—

Leading to locker rooms and with ready access to Students' Association offices. To contain the notice boards, letter box and telephone booths.

Large entrance doors are to be a feature of the Concourse, which must be so placed that the main traffic of students passes through it.


To have seating accommodation for a minimum of 150 persons. An area of 3,000-3,400 sq. ft. would be necessary to provide service space, kitchen, stores, pantry, etc. Vehicle access or a goods lift is essential. Includes a sandwich or modified milk bar.

Sun Balcony:—

TO be as large as compatible with the more essential facilities.

Common Rooms:—

Men's Common Room, Women's Common Room, General Lounge—windows to the floor and built-in furniture where possible.

Locker Rooms to contain lockers, basins, showers, w.c.'s, mirrors, etc.

Reading and Writing Rooms to lead off the General Lounge and to contain tables and newspaper racks.

General Lounge to contain the letter racks.

Medical Scheme Rooms:—

Two rooms suitably equipped for the medical examination of students.

The proposed site—directly between the College entrance and Salamanca Road.

The proposed site—directly between the College entrance and Salamanca Road.