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The Performing Arts Center

Inside the Performing Arts Center, the stage is set to let your imagination soar! This beautiful 702-seat theatre is a crowning achievement in technological wizardry with all the amenities you would expect to find at a fabulous Broadway playhouse. Not only is it ideally suited for every type of dramatic stage production, it serves equally as well as a concert hall for musical performances or as a civic auditorium for corporate presentations.

The stage features a removable acoustical orchestra shell. When combined with the sound absorbing draperies and high tech house speaker system that produces nearly 18,000 watts of power, this orchestra shell greatly enhances the sound and quality of any music for an enjoyable listening experience your audience will not soon forget. And, with the intimate seating arrangement, truly there's not a bad seat in the house.

Above stage, there's a lighting grid that's accessible both from above and below, and a sophisticated fly system for fast and efficient scenery changes.

Backstage, the first class operations center includes easy access loading platforms, production offices, technician rooms, celebrity and chorus dressing rooms complimented with full bath and make-up facilities all contribute to making your production a rousing success.

Production Information

Performing Arts Center Stage Dimensions

Proscenium Opening:
Selected Measurements:
Proscenium to up-stage wall (up/down stage)
Curtain line to apron edge
Curtain line to forstage edge
Last set of lines to back wall
Floor to grid
Stage at curtain line to balcony rail
Floor plan
Stage at curtain line to follow spot booth
Floor plan
Smallest load-in door
7'11"w x 9'11"h
Stage floor load maximun capacity
150 lbs/sq.ft.

The Stage is constructed of Northern hard maple, coated with (Rosco) flat black stage coating. The stage is equipped with a mechanically actuated rapid change over forestage lift system which can be utilized in one of the following three configurations:

  • Forestage extension is obtained by positioning lift at stage level adding 400 square feet to stage area.
  • Additional audience seating may be obtained by positioning lift at audience seating level and installing fifty-three (53) audience seating units on lift platform.
  • Orchestra Pit obtained by positioning lift at Orchestra Pit slab level. The standard Orchestra Pit accommodates approximately forth-five (45) musicians. Exact capacity will vary depending on the quantity and types of instrumentation utilized.

Rigging Information

There are seventy-seven (77) sets of manually operated counter-weighted lines suspended by wire rope with 1,500 pound capacity. In addition to the counter-weight system, the house has one (1) dedicated house curtain set and two (2) tabsets each at stage left and stage right. All sets are on six inch (6") centers. All sets can be cleared and flown to the grid.
The battens are sixty-five feet (65') long and are of pipe truss construction; material is one-and-one-half (1.5') ID schedule 40 black pipe.

The front curtain is manually operated and can be either flown or drawn. The front curtain and associated valance are rust red in color. Other house goods are black. Standard house opening is forty-five feet (45') for the Torms, forty feet (40') for all black goods.

Fly operating gallery and pin rail are located stage right and are thirty-two feet (32') above the deck. Lower (#1) loading gallery is sixty-four feet (64') above the deck, upper (#2) loading gallery is seventy-two feet (72') above the deck. Grid height is seventy-six (76'). Proscenium is forty-five feet wide by twenty-nine feet high (45'w X 29'h).

Audio Information

The house speaker system consists of three (3) 4-way clusters consisting of Renkus-Heinz coax horns and Electro Voice TL806DX / TL3512 low frequency cabinets, located stage left, center stage and stage right. The system has 17,600 watts of power. Touring stage productions are urged to use the house speaker systems to provide general house fill as it has been balanced for the hall. Stage mounted systems will generally not provide adequate coverage to the balcony areas. Portable loudspeaker systems are available for on-stage use.

The house sound console is located in the sound booth at the rear of the main floor level, however can be relocated to the house mix position rows R & S of the house center seating section just in front of the balcony in the main floor / orchestra level. This house mix position can also be used for touring consoles. The number of seats lost for use of the house mix position is twelve (12).

Stage manager's console is portable and can be located down stage left of right. Stage manager's console is equipped with full communication and Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) monitors. Communication systems are available at all workstations including flyrails and loading positions, down stage left and down stage right, catwalks-front of house, all control and followspot booths and house manager's position. A cuelight system is available from the lighting control booth, down stage left, and/or stage manager's console to seven (7) permanent locations, with twelve (12) additional portable locations. Program material and backstage paging is available to the dressing rooms, backstage areas, technical areas and front of the house.

The Performing Arts Center is equipped with Nady / Audio Link infra red listening system to assist the hearing impaired.

Lighting Information

An Electronic Theatre Controls Expression computer dimmer board with 250 channels is located in the lighting control booth at the rear of the main floor level. Intercom and program material are wired to the booth.

Electrical disconnect "Bull" switches, 3 phase, five / six wire 110/220 volt are located per the following:

Electrical Disconnect "Bull" Switches

200 amp
Stage Right Load-in
100 amp
Upper Stage Right
400 amp
Middle Stage Left

The follow-spot booth is at the rear of the balcony, seventy-four feet (74) from stage. The booth has two (2) model 1266, 400-watt Super Arc 400 Lycian spotlights and provisions for additional spots or projection. Intercom and program material and wired to the booth.

A total of 372 circuits are available on stage and in the house. All circuits are equipped with the appropriate 3-pin stage connector. The principal lighting positions available in from of the proscenium include:

Circuits for Principal Lighting Positions

High Bay (Cover)
72 Circuits in the ceiling above the audience
Balcony Rail
14 Circuits
Box Booms
23 Circuits per side - Distributed over two (2) levels on three (3)