National Touring Selector uses a simple guide to a production's technical rating, working from A, as the most complex to D as the simplest. It is a quick and easy system, but is a guide only.

The guide is not intended to be definitive, it is only a simple indication and presenters are still urged to check the full technical details within each listing to confirm the specifications match their venue.

A B C D
Bump-in across 2 days or more Bump-in longer than 1 day Bump-in between 4 hours and 1 day. Bump-in 4 hours or under
Large experienced crew in all areas and probable overtime Experienced LX crew and mechanists - overtime may be required Experienced small crew 1 or 2 technicians
Lighting rig - 120+ channels Digital desk Less than 120 channels Digital LX board. Moderate LX rig Show can use existing lighting rig with minor adjustments
Complex sound such as radio mics, multiple speaker locations, not using house system Some additional sound equipment hired in addition to in-house system Can use in-house sound system with some extra items supplied by producer Show can use existing sound system
Complex set - may involve water, special effects etc Experienced mechanists required, large set pieces. Simple set Simple or no set
Requires full fly system May require flying No fly tower No fly tower
Requires experienced show crew Medium show crew, 2 - 4 staff. 1 or less venue crew to operate show Touring staff operate show
Requires pre-rig Requires pre-rig Basic pre-rig - 
Stage size 10m x 12m or more Stage size 10m x 12m or less Stage size 10m x 8m or less Stage size - flexible

Written By Cyberpaddock Published 18/05/2014