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The Kings theatre, Southsea

Screenshot of the website (below): www.kingsportsmouth.co.uk

The theatre entrance is located on the corner of Albert Road with Exmouth Road. Kings theatre, Albert Road, Southsea, PO5 2QJBox Office - 023 9282 8282Monday Saturday, 10am 6pm and during all performances

The Kings theatre has Italian style dcor and is one of the most elegant Edwardian playhouses in the British Isles with most of its original features intact. It was opened in 1907. The theatre has a capacity of 1600 people seated. Facilities on site include toilets and several bars.

Some images of The Kings theatre, SouthseaFerneham hall, Fareham

Screenshot of the website (below): www.fernehamhall.co.ukContact the Box Office on 01329 231942 hours: 9.30am to 5pm Monday to SaturdayFerneham HallOsborn RoadFarehamHampshirePO16 7DB

Opened in 1982, theatre consists of an auditorium space with a 708 fully seated capacity. The space comprises of flexible stalls seating and retractable tiered seating.The Octagon Studio Theatre and Meon Room provides an ideal space for intimate performances, celebrations, formal receptions and more.

Some images of Ferneham hall, Fareham

Portsmouth GuildhallScreenshot of the website (below): www.portsmouthguildhall.org.uk

24/7 Telephone 0844 847 2362Guildhall SquarePortsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2ABPortsmouth Guildhall has a standing capacity of 2,500 and is known for presenting first class entertainment, conferences, weddings and events.The Guildhall was originally completed in 1890. The Guildhall boasts a main auditorium with various other office spaces, meeting rooms and halls.Photos of individual rooms and more information on these rooms can be seen at: http://www.portsmouthguildhall.org.uk/venue-and-room-hire/meeting-room-hire Some images of Portsmouth Guildhall,

Screenshot of the website (below): www.newtheatreroyal .comNew Theatre Royal, PortsmouthConsists of a Victorian auditorium with a seated capacity of 700 people. Other facilities include a house kitchen and several meeting rooms as well as several bars.

20-24 Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth. PO1 2DD02392 843 979

Some images of the new theatre royal,

The Mayflower Theatre, SouthamptonScreenshot of the website (below):https://www.mayflower.org.uk/

Mayflower TheatreCommercial RoadSouthamptonHampshireSO15 1GE02380 711811one of the largest auditoriums in the country with over 2,300 seats.Built in 1928. The theatre consist of several bars, a restaurant and several meeting and function rooms.

Some images of the Mayflower Theatre,

Our chosen theatre and why it is an ideal location for our trailer:

Our group has chosen to film at the Kings theatre. The theatre would be ideal for our trailer with its red and gold vintage dcor, as the theatre is so old it would help to convey the idea that it could be haunted, as it would have been used for many years previously. A newer theatre would not have been around as long meaning that it would be less convincing for it to be haunted. The dcor is traditional and grand. This makes it a vibrant, interesting location as there would be lots of interesting decoration to enhance and attract the viewers attention. As it is so big, the theatre would offer us various different rooms and corridors for us to use to our advantage when filming. As it is a theatre and productions are still shown here, it is also possible that there may be storage rooms or various props lying around backstage which we could both borrow and use (with permission) to enhance the scene. As the location is a real theatre still in use it would make the film look more real and believable as we would not be using any fake scenery in our shots. There are also lots of different balconies and boxes which could give us great angles and heights to use to our advantage when filming. This could result in some stunning birds eye view and high angle shots.

Shooting here would also be of benefit as one of our group members Eleanor Wemyss has volunteered at this theatre several times which not only means that she has a positive relationship with workers at the theatre but also that she knows the theatre well and would be able to advise us on which rooms would be better to shoot in and this would allow us to shoot quicker and more efficiently as we would not need as much time to find rooms within the theatre, decisions may also be able to be made quicker as a result of Eleanors knowledge.