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.
|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|