How to contact us




Phone: +44 (0) 20 7107 5400


Extension: 5300/5400 (for urgent support calls)


Location: ALD.3.01, 3rd Floor, Aldwych House


Opening Hours:
AV booking and service requests:
09:30 - 18:00 (Monday - Friday)
Urgent teaching room support:
8:30 - 18:00 (Monday - Friday)

Old Theatre, Old Building


The Old Theatre is located on the ground floor of the Old Building

Please note that support outside of the hours 08:30-18:00 must be pre-arranged and may require funding. However, not all events necessarily require a technician present.

Available equipment

Wired microphones

  • 12 XLR inputs for wired microphones located in 3 floor boxes on stage.
  • Wired microphones can be lectern mics, table mics, shotgun mics etc. (dependent on nature of event)

Wireless microphones

  • 8 wireless microphones
  • Normally 4 handheld, 4 lapel (can be changed if prearranged)

Sound feeds

  • 12 XLR feeds that are live as default located on the lower ground floor
  • 2 XLR feeds on the balcony
  • 1 XLR feed adjacent to the projection room at the rear of the first floor

Hard of Hearing

  • Infra-Red system, requires a headset loaned from Conferences or AV

Media/recording facilities

  • Two cameras located in balcony with PZT standard definition cameras
  • Automated podcasting and lecture capture system (scheduled upon request)
  • Live streaming to other LSE rooms via windows media encoder PC/server

Display/ projection facilities

Two projection systems are available on request, depending on the nature of the event it may be that only the front projection system is available.

Rear projection facilities receives inputs from

  • Lectern that houses PC, Visualiser, DVD/VHS, Laptop input
  • Signals can be sent from the projection booth

Front projection system receives inputs from

  • Secondary lectern that houses PC, Visualiser, DVD/VHS, laptop input

Presentation Furniture

  • Stage lectern with microphone and presentation devices (see above)

Additional equipment/advanced services

These are not available unless prearranged and may only be available if sufficient resource is provided or funded to operate the equipment. They may be managed by other LSE departments and thus subject to their resources and terms and conditions.

  • Stage Tables/Chairs – Owned by Conferences department
  • Stage lighting – Lighting control console for controlling dimmers, spots and other stage lighting (managed by Estates department)
  • Webcasting – For broadcasting to external viewers over the web – Web services
  • Onstage monitors for sending messages visible only to speakers (online questions etc)
  • High quality video recording – Cameramen can be hired to provide high quality vodcasts
  • Student Union Audio system - Separate wireless microphones, wired microphones, audio mixing desk owned by the Student Union