I have two other shots here from the backstage area at Southam Hall, for the Opera Lyra production of The Barber Of Seville.
Beyond the immediate backstage at Southam Hall is this scenic workshop area, expanding the backstage area even more. It's used for the making of setpieces for theatrical productions, and is filled with tools and machine equipment (and a portrait of Cary Grant, strangely enough). Passing through here, I wondered what my dad, who could have gone into carpentry had he wanted, would have made of all this equipment. There are also workshops in the NAC for props and wardrobes.