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)

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, NAB


The Sheikh Zayed Theatre is located on the lower ground floor of the New Academic Building (NAB)

Please note that support outside the hours of 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

  • 5 XLR inputs for wired microphones located in 2 floor boxes on stage.

Wired microphones can be lectern mics, table mics, shotgun mics etc. (dependent on nature of event)

Wireless microphones

  • 6 wireless microphones

Normally 2 handheld, 4 lapel (can be changed if prearranged). It is recommended where more than 2 lapel mics are used, a technician is present.

Sound feeds

  • 2 XLR feeds that are live as default located 3 rows back audience left and right
  • 1 XLR feed adjacent to projection room (can be converted to input via prior arrangement)

Hard of Hearing system

  • Wired induction loop, requires standard hearing aid, set to T-loop position

Media/recording facilities

  • 3 cameras with PZT standard definition cameras, vision mixer available in projection room.
  • Automated podcasting and lecture capture system (scheduled upon request)
  • Live streaming to other LSE rooms via windows media encoder PC/server
  • Video Conference device installed within theatre

Display/ projection facilities

Front/DUAL projection system receives inputs from

  • Lectern that houses PC, 2 x Visualisers, DVD/VHS, laptop input
  • Laptop inputs & PC housed in Projection room
  • Single widescreen central projector, suited for showing films

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
  • Slim-line lectern – Managed by Conferences 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
  • Tie lines to outside the building on Sardinia St and also to the roof.