The Dixon Studio Theatre – University of York
Inside Wentworth College at the University of York, this small theatre is host to small intimate audiences. Used mostly for unamplified performances, the space has 3 blocks of tiered seating to the stage left, right and centre. The room was measured without an audience and without the curtains extended. The 5 measurement positions and speaker placement are shown in the images. The positions were chosen to address possible scenarios of a theatre performance. The first 3 measurements were taken in the centre of the 3 tiered seating areas at 1.2m (sitting ear height). These are typical seating positions for a performance. The 4th with a height of 1.5m was chosen to mimic what a performer may hear whilst on stage. The 5th with a height of 1.5m is to emulate an audience member arriving late and staying near the entrance so as not to disturb the performance.
Swept Sine; 20 Hz – 20 kHz, 30 Seconds
Source Sound Category:
Swept sine (logarithmic)
Genelec 8240A loudspeaker
Soundfield SPS422B Microphone