vi3000_websiteThe Sneddon has the reputation of being one of the best-sounding theatres in KwaZulu-Natal.  It is equipped with a sound rig that is suitable for all theatrical productions, musicals and live bands, comprising JBL Array flown speakers and a Soundcraft Vi3000 mixing console.  The sound booth and mixing position is situated in the centre back of the auditorium.  The hire of the theatre does not include a sound technician but Theatre Director (and voluntary resident sound designer) Jackie Cunniffe is available to assist with any sound-related queries and will also recommend a suitable sound engineer for your production ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).







Mixing Consoles

Soundcraft Vi3000 (digital; 96 channels)

Soundcraft MH3 (analogue 48 channels)

Soundcraft FX16 (available for smaller shows)



3 x Crest:  CA 9, 12 and 18 (FOH L/R main)

1 x Crest : CA 6 (Rear/Surround)

1 x Crown XTI 2000 (FOH Cluster)

1 x Crown XTI2000 (Fills)

1 x Crown XTI4000 (Floor Subs)

1 x Crown IT-5000HD (VRX monitors)

1 x Crown Macrotech 2402 (monitors)

1 x Crown XLS 802 (monitors)

1 x Peavey 1000  (spare)


FOH Speakers

JBL Stereo Array system (4892) with subs (all flown)

JBL VRX central cluster

JBL Marquis rear/surround speakers

JBL VRX928 Line Array Front Fills

JBL VRX-915S Line Array Sub-Woofers

Array system controlled by  DBX-4800 drive rack speaker management system


4 x JBL VRX915M series monitors

4 x Peavey Black Widow wedges

2 x EV Force wedges

2 x JBL Eons  (self-powered 15") with stands

2 x JBL G2 Eons (self-powered 10")

1 x Fostex SPA 11 (self-powered)



Q-Lab on MacMini

1 x Tascam CD-01 UPRO (autocue)

1 x Denon CD (autocue)



5 x SM 58

3 x SM 57

2 x Sennheiser E835

1 x AKG drum mic set

2 x AKG C1000S mics

6 x DI boxes

2 x Sennheiser EW 300 series Handheld Radio Microphones

6 x Samson CO2 Condensor microphones

16 x Sennhesier EW100 lavalier microphones

The hire of the theatre includes the use of the installed sound system and 4 monitors but only one cable microphone. Any additional microphones required are available for hire.

Microphone Stands

15 x boom stands

4 x upright stands

7 x duck stands



Stereo recording facility on ProTools 7.4

24 way mult. on OP side

8 way mult. on prompt side

4, 8 and 12 way stage mults.