Wits Great Hall



Wits Great Hall, The Great Hall, which is also managed by the Performing Arts Administration seats up to 1030, has a rich heritage that dates back to the world premiere of the SA musical, King Kong and beyond. In 1993 we hosted the St. Petersburg Ballet Company.



In 1979 the Great Hall was refurbished – it was given a new acoustic treatment, an inner stage and a wide forestage with an hydraulic orchestra lift.



For many decades the Johannesburg Musical Society has presented its splendid recitals, featuring the best artists from this country and all over the world, here. 

The venue seats 1030. 



The Wits Great Hall Technical Specifications

AUDITORIUM

Seating Capacity: 1040/450 (When the auditorium is halved)
Wheelchair friendly, Under cover parking

STAGE

Proscenium: 
Opening: 12m

Performance Area: 
8m in front of stage of accoustic wall

Orchestra Pit:
4m x 10m

Dressing Rooms: 
2

LIGHTING

Control Desk:
2 way preset 24 way board

Dimmers/Circuits: 
24 – 2Kw circuits



Bars/Batterns: 
FOH: 1 ONSTAGE: 1

Luminaires:

TypeNumberWattageGlobe TypeSuggested Use/Position
T8451000wT11/19FOH slots
Harmony PC11000wT11/19Orchestra bar
JLS Fresnel21000wT11/19Stage
Parcans101000wCP62/63>Orchestra bar
Source Four6575wHPL575FOH
Flood nocturnes21000wP2/12Stage
Patt 2641650wT13Stage

SOUND

Mixer: 
Allen & Heath GL3
Yamaha MG

Amplifiers and Controllers:
5 x EV 7000A
3 x P/S Peak limiter 
1 x Signal Processor
3 x Graphic Equalizer EQ-10
1 x Graphoc Equlizer – EQ 2710

FOH Speakers:
2 x EV Bass speakers
1 x EV HF 940
1 x EV HFT 420
1 x EV HFT 94
2 x EV B12/2a

Stage Speakers:
2 x EV Sx100
2 x EV FM-ER-1202



Micellaneous:
2 x CD players
1 x Tape deck
4 x AKG microphones
6 x Crown LM-300A