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Creative Arts Center Venue Information

LOADING DOCK

The loading dock is at stage level. The loading dock is capable of loading/unloading two 53' trucks at the same time. The height of the loading dock is 41" off the ground. All road cases and equipment must be rolled through doorways which are 118" high by 94" wide. The distance from the loading dock to the stage is approximately 200 feet. Parking adjacent to the loading dock is limited; please advise of the number and size of vehicles during the advance. No shore power is available. 

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AVAILABLE POWER

All company disconnects are located downstage left. There are two (2) 400 Amp 3 phase services and one (1) 100 Amp 3 phase service available. These services are separate from the in-house lighting circuits. Tie-in is done by the Theater Technician and must be checked by tour electrician to ensure accuracy.  

STAGE INFORMATION

Construction: Maple
Finish: Paint
Color: Flat Black

Proscenium Opening:
Maximum 58'-O" w X 32'-0" h
Minimum 40'-0" w X 14'-0" h

Lift/Orchestra Pit:
Width 57'-10"
Depth 14'-0" (at centerline)
Height 7'-4" (at orchestra level)

Wings:
Stage Left 42' w X 39' d
Stage Right 20' w X 39' d

Grid Height:
78'-0" from stage floor

Out Trim:
75'-0" from stage floor

Load Rail: 
75'-0" from stage floor

Proscenium Line:
36'-0" from rear wall

Traps:
There are 15 traps on the Concert Theatre stage. They measure 5 feet US to DS and 6 feet SL to SR each. They can be removed individually. The trap room ceiling height is 15 feet 6 inches.

Click here for Stage Dimensions Diagram (pdf)
Stage Left Photo ι  Stage Right Photo

RIGGING INFORMATION

The rigging system is a double purchase system with a live load limit of one thousand nine hundred (1900) pounds per batten. The electrics bridges (winch control) have a live load limit of one thousand seven hundred (1700) pounds each.

Lineset   Distance Batten Length Description

0' 3"

Fire Curtain

1' 3"

Main Rag

2' 3"

Teaser

2' 6"

Tormentor

3' 6"
49'

2
4' 8"
66'

3
5' 4"
66'

4
6' 0"
66'

5
6' 8"
66'

6
7' 4"
66'


8' 0"

Orchestra Shell
8
8' 8"
66'

9
9' 4"
66'

10
10' 0"
66'

11
10' 8"
66'

12
11' 4"
66'

13
12' 0"
66'


13' 4"
49'
Electric
15
14' 8"
66'

16
15' 4"
66'

17
16' 0"
66'

18
16' 8"
66'

19
17' 4"
66'


18' 0"

Orchestra Shell
21
18' 8"
66'

22
19' 4"
66'

23
20' 0"
66'

24
20' 8"
66'

25
21' 4"
66'

26
22' 0"
66'


23' 4"
49'
Electric
28
24' 8"
66'

29
25' 4"
66'
Traveler (Dead)
30
26' 0"
66'

31
26' 8"
66'


27' 4"

Orchestra Shell
33
28' 0"
66'

34
28' 8"
66'

35
29' 4"
66'

36
30' 0"
66'

37
30' 8"
66'

38
31' 4"
66'

39
32' 0"
66'

40 32' 8"
66'

41 33' 4"
66'
Cyc Lights (Dead)
42 34' 0"
66'

43 
34' 8"
66'
Full Stage Black
44 
35' 4"

Orchestra Shell
45 
36' 0"
66'

46 
36' 8"
66'

47 37' 4"
66'
Cyclorama (Dead)
48          
38' 0"
44'

49          
38' 8"
44'
NOT AVAILABLE

THEATRE

Design
   Single level
   Continental style
   Single aisle on both sides

Seating Capacity
   Using lift/orchestra pit as seating: 1,409
   Not using lift/orchestra pit as seating: 1,333

Booths
   Upper-level booth is enclosed, spotlight location
   Lower-level booth is open, house lighting and sound equipment

STAGE DRAPERY

First teaser, torm units and stage electrics are on mechanical winches, operable only by the Theatre Technician. All other stage masking is hung on battens which are 1 ½" o.d. pipe.

Number Item Color/Material Dimensions
1 Set Belly Torms
Gold Velour
7'-6" w X 36'-0" h
1 Main Curtain
(Guillotine or Travel)
Gold Velour
58'-0" w X 32'-0" h
1 Teaser
Black Velour
60'-0" w X 20'-0" h
1 Set Tormentors
Black Velour 12'-0" w X 24'-6" h
(3'-0" offstage flipper)
5 Sets Legs
Black Velour
20'-0" w X 33'-0" h
(can be tied for fullness)
5 Sets Borders
Black Velour
65'-0" w X 12'-0" h
(can be tied for fullness)
1 Traveler
Black Velour
67'-0" w X 33'-0" h
(*permanent on #29)
1 Full Stage Curtain
Black Velour
2 panels @ 33'-6" w X 33'-0" h
(*permanent on #43)
2 Half Stage Curtain
Black Velour
36'-0" w X 33'-0" @ 0% fullness h
1 Sharktooth Scrim
White
65'-0" w X 33'-0" h
1 Sharktooth Scrim
Black
65'-0" w X 30'-0" h
1 Cyclorama
White
65'-0" w X 30'-0" h

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Road Intercept Panel
The road intercept panel is located downstage left and designated FOH circuits are accessible from this point. All circuits are rated at a maximum of 20 amps. Access to the circuits listed below shall be via 20 amp rated, flush-mounted, 3 pole female pin connectors. There is also a DMX tie-in available in the house lighting booth via a DMX-AMX converter.


Accessible Circuits

1st FOH Beam
1, 4, 5, 8, 9, 12, 13, 16, 17, 20, 21, 24
2nd FOH Beam
41, 44, 45, 48, 49, 52, 53, 56, 57, 60, 61, 64, 65, 68, 69, 72
3rd FOH Beam
73, 76, 77, 80, 81, 84, 85, 88, 89, 92, 93, 96
House Right Port
25, 29, 33, 37
House Left Port
26, 30, 34, 38


Circuit Positions

3 House Beams
(2 ½" diameter pipe)
First Beam
13'-0" From PL
42'-0" Above Stage
80'-0" Length
Second Beam
34'-0" From PL
45'-0" Above Stage
80'-0" Length
Third Beam
55'-0" From PL
45'-0" Above Stage
90'-0" Length
2 Sideports (Box Booms): These positions are capable of being hung from approximately 38'-0" to within 9'-4" of stage level.
2 Torm Boxes (SL & SR): These drop on manual lines from grid directly upstage of mechanical torm/teaser unit.
3 Mechanical Electrics: 2 pipes each of 49'-0" in length. Load limit is 1700 lbs.
8 Floor Pockets: 3 SL, 3 SR, 2 US
2 Trap Pockets: Ceiling of Trap Room
1 Cyclorama Strips Drop Box
3 8-circuit gang boxes with 50'-0" umbilical located US left, US right and DS left.
1 3-circuit gang box located on the first level of drop storage approximately 30'-0" above the stage floor.

Electrical System Diagram ι Lighting Plot ι Floor Pocket Circuitry
(pdf files)

LIGHTING SYSTEM

The Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre is equipped with stage pin (120V/20A), plugs and connectors. Spotlights are placed in the upper-level observation booth in the rear of the house. The spotlights which are rented are typically Strong 2K Xenon SuperTroupers.

Inventory
32
S4, 10 degree 750 W (16 on each 2nd & 3rd FOH beam)
11 7S4, 19 degree 750 W (5 on 1st FOH beam, 4 on upper level HL & HR ports)
2
S4, 5 degree 750 W (House Left and Right on 3rd beam)
8
S4, 26 degree 750 W (4 on mid level HL & HR ports)
14  
S4, 36 degree 750 W (4 on lower level HL & HR ports)
12 
8" X 14" Lekos, 1000 W (10 degrees)
14  
6" X 9" Lekos, 750 W (shutters)
12 6" X 12" Lekos, 1000 W (shutters)
13            
6" X 16" Lekos, 1000 W (shutters)
14 
6" X 12" Lekos, 750 W (shutters)
35          
8" Fresnels, 1000 W
24          
Par 64
15 
8" X 8" Striplight Sets, 300 W, Par 56, 4 circuits
8          
3 circuit Iris Cyc Lights (Hung on #41)
6          
1 circuit Iris Cyc Lights

LADDERS

The types of ladders available for use include

1 32' Genie lift (battery operated)

12' A-frame with center stick to 19'-6"
2 6' A-frame

8' A-frame

4' A-frame
1
24' Extension

SOUND SYSTEM

Console
   DiGiCo SD8-24
      8 analog inputs
      8 analog ouputs
      8 AES ouputs
      8 AES ouputs
   DiGiCo SD-Rack 192kHz, MADI Only (BNC Connectors)
      48 analog inputs
      16 analog ouputs
      8-in/8-out Dante card
   DiGiCo SD-Mini Rack
      24 analog inputs
      8 analog ouputs

Center Array
   Speakers
      4 d&b audiotechnik V8
      4 d&b audiotechnik V12
   Amplifiers
     d&b audiotechnik D80

Front Fills
   Speakers
      8 d&b audiotecknik 8S
   Amplifiers
      d&b audiotechnik D80

Left/Right Array
   Speakers
      16 d&b audiotechnik V8 (8 per side, flown)
   Amplifiers
      d&b audiotechnik D80

Subs
   Speakers
      8 d&b audiotechnik V (in pairs flown center above proscenium)
   Amplifiers
      d&b audiotechnik D80

Monitors (2 separate mixes available)
   Speakers
      2 d&b audiotechnik E12
   Amplifiers
      d&b audiotechnik D6

House Mixing Position
The house mixing position for the road company is located in the rear of the house, centered in rows FF and GG. The dimension of this area is 18 feet wide and 7 feet deep.

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Inventory:
The communications system is Clear Com brand and features:
       • Single- and double-muff headsets
       • Remote station belt-packs

Usage:
The main power amps, switchboard and matrix patches are located stage left in the Concert Theatre. At the present time, the system operates only within the Concert Theatre; therefore, there is no communication capability with the dressing rooms via this system.

LIFT/ORCHESTRA PIT

The Concert Theatre is equipped with a hydraulic lift. Use is limited and it is operable only by the Theatre Technician, for safety reasons. Please consult during the advance regarding the needs of the lift.

Uses:
The stage is equipped with a hydraulic lift which can serve as: 
       • Stage apron(0'0")
       • Seat wagon(For additional seating rows: A, B, C)
       • Orchestra pit (-7'4")
       • Elevator to/from trap room Elevator to/ from basement

Capacity:
The capacity of the lift is 100 lbs./ft. squared.

Control Position:
There are two control positions for the lift and are located:
       • Stage Left on the mechanical console
       • Stage Left floor pocket on lift

Access:
Doors to the lift from the trap room are 10'-0"w X 9'-5"h. The removable shelf at the orchestra pit level must be removed for total clearance. Clearance with the shelf in place is 8'-0"h. The shelf will be removed only after special consideration.

STAGEHANDS

The presenter utilizes a mixture of IATSE Local #578 and student stagehands for performances presented in the Creative Arts Center Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre. The union stagehands are used as skilled labor in specific areas whereas student stagehands fill unskilled positions.

DRESSING ROOMS

Please be aware that the Creative Arts Center serves primarily as an educational facility. Therefore, dressing rooms - or the number that the road company requires - may not be available for use. The presenter will make every attempt to accommodate the needs of the road company.

There are two large chorus rooms and five small rooms. These rooms are located backstage, one floor above stage level. Paging speakers are located outside each room in the hallways. In addition, on stage level directly behind the stage, there is a conference room which is typically used as a production office for road companies. Phones and network access can be available in this room at the request of the road company.

All dressing rooms are equipped with lighted mirrors, chairs and counter space. Restroom facilities, with showers, are connected to the chorus rooms and small rooms. Both incandescent and fluorescent lighting are available in the dressing rooms. With advance notice, the presenter will provide irons and ironing board. There is one washing machine and one dryer available in the dressing room hallway. Sewing machines are not available. A freight elevator is available for the transportation of costume road cases to the dressing room level. The dimensions of the elevator door is 66" w X 103" h and inside the elevator, the dimensions are 119" d X 93" w X 103" h.

Dressing Room Area Photo ι Elevators on Dressing Room Level ι Production Office and USR Room

COSTUME SHOP

Please be aware that the Creative Arts Center has no costume shop facilities available for use by road companies. Production should be totally self-contained in regard to costumes, including rolling racks.