Technical Information

The Oval Bandstand & Lawns (“The Oval”) events venue is owned and operated by GRASS Cliftonville CIC (“GRASS”), a not-for-profit social enterprise organisation that exists for the benefit our local community and visitors.

The Oval does not generally produce shows and is a receiving house only, and consequently has limited equipment. Visiting Performers and Production Companies are expected to be self-contained with regards to staging and technical equipment, unless agreed in advance with the Venue Manager.

The Oval will provide a designated Venue Manager to assist visiting Performers and oversee the set-up, but once ‘in’ Performers must be self-sufficient. If a Performer uses sound and lights, they must provide competent people to connect and operate all lighting and sound equipment and derig at the end. There is no Wi-Fi available at The Oval.

The Oval’s designated Venue Manager is responsible for the security, safety, and operational state of the site, as well as advising and assisting with The Oval’s very limited technical systems during the set-up period. Unfortunately, we are not able to assist with any unloading, lifting, carrying, building, carpentry, painting, rigging, focusing, plotting, or operating the show, unless specifically agreed in advance.

Section through bandstand amphitheatre

The Bandstand Stage

Typical Concert Layout


There are 2 x 240v 3-pin power sockets located within the bandstand structure.

Sound / PA


Additional Equipment

Welfare Areas

Health & Safety

Site Access & Parking for Performers

Performer’s vehicular access to the site (10mph maximum speed limit + hazard lights whilst moving)
Vehicle Access Point A (ramp and steps) to the bandstand stage (the ramp must be clear of vehicles at least 15 mins prior to doors opening).