Rentals Inquires for the Main Stage and Procunier Hall must be made by contacting the Box Office.
The Main Stage
Total area of the stage is 50 feet wide and 35 feet deep.
The proscenium opening is 30 feet wide x 18 feet deep.
The apron has a two step access to the auditorium floor across the front.
The apron extends in a curve from the auditorium left to auditorium right. The apron has a two step
access to the auditorium floor across its total width. The apron extends the stage, from the fire curtain line, by approximately 9 feet at the proscenium and by approximately 5 feet at the auditorium sides. There are access doorways to backstage on either side of the proscenium opening.
Approximately 1 foot upstage of the proscenium is the fire curtain line. In event of fire the fire curtain will free-fall to the stage floor.
The stage floor is plywood sheeting. Set components may be secured to the floor by use of wood screws only. Lag Bolts or Stage Screws are not to be used for securing set components to the stage. Set components shall not be secured to the stage walls.
The height of the proscenium is 20 feet.
The Stage Door is located in our loading bay at the rear of the Theatre on the west side of the building.
The Green Room and access to the three levels of changing rooms are at the back of the stage.
The workshop is located at the back of the stage with an access door to the parking lot and unloading area on the East side of the building.
There are three dressing rooms located on three levels.
There are three sets of stationary legs.
A traveler on a pulley system is located at mid stage.
A traveler is located upstage that can be pulled across the stage manually.
Cyclorama and Stage Rear Curtain
The rear curtain is centre split. Curtain pull is at stage right edge of curtain. Curtain may be opened to expose desired width of cyclorama. The cyclorama and its back curtain are mounted on a pipe that may be winched up or down. The cyclorama can be gathered to its pipe and raised, so that clearance is maximized for in loading of set components. There is no lighting equipment dedicated to the purpose of lighting the cyclorama.
Loading In: Immediately behind the stage and fire door accessible to the stage is a small workshop/storage space. This room opens to the municipal car park on the northeast corner of the building. Majority of standard size set pieces may be unloaded through this room. There is space for a truck to back up to the loading door.
The Green Room is located off stage right. The room is equipped with kitchen sink and refrigerator. The Green Room exits directly to the municipal car park on the northwest corner of the building. Stage sound is piped into this room. Communication to the Stage Manager and/or ASM is available by squawk box.
Make Up & Dressing Room
There is a makeup/dressing room located on the second floor immediately above the Green Room. It is accessed from the northwest stair well. It has a washroom & toilet. Stage sound is piped into this room. Communication to the Stage Manager and/or ASM is available by squawk box.
The 3rd floor dressing room is spartan. It does however have a washroom and toilet. In the view on the left the closed door leads to London Community Players costume storage. Stage sound is piped into this room. Communication to the Stage Manager and/or ASM is available by squawk box. There is also a washroom located in the basement by the northwest stairwell. Stage sound is piped into this area.
There are two communication systems in the booth.
(A) Airphone to the House Manager position in the concessions area, 1st floor lobby.
(B) Clear Comm communications controller.
This controller is located at the Stage Manager’s work station. This system provides “headset” communication to two ports stage right and two ports stage left for use by Assistant Stage Managers. There are additional ports in the rear of the auditorium that can be used for headset use. Currently there are two headset units with belt packs plus one headset connected directly to the Clear Comm Controller. Additionally there are two “Squawk Boxes” located in the Green Room backstage and the second floor dressing/ makeup room. These allow the Stage Manager to communicate directly with these areas.
This system provides an audio feed to the following locations:
- Technical Booth
- Green Room
- 2nd floor Make Up/ Dressing Room
- 3rd floor Dressing Room/Costume area
- Basement area below Green Room
This system utilizes a directional microphone mounted on the auditorium ceiling, in the rear quarter of the auditorium. This microphone feeds a 2 channel audio mixer that provides audio feed to the Infrared Assistive Hearing system as well as to the Stage Monitor system amplifier. This amplifier is shelf mounted in front of the Stage Manager’s work station. The amplifier provides a 90 volt audio feed to speakers as noted above. Each speaker has its own Volume Control.
- The Sound system consists of 4 speakers, Audio Amplifier, Mixer Board, Equalizer, CD Player, and Wireless Microphone System.
- There are four speakers. Two are at floor level, normally positioned stage right and left of the Proscenium Opening. These can be moved to any on stage location. The other two speakers are mounted in the attic, at the audience right and left ceiling openings. These are normally used for pre-show or house music.
- There are two Audio Amplifiers rack mounted at the Sound Operator's Left. The amplifiers can be configured to feed both sets of speakers or either set of speakers.
- The mixer board is secured directly to the desk top in front of the Sound Operator’s workstation. It has the capability of mixing 8 channels of Audio feed to the Equalizer.
- The Equalizer accepts the Mixed Audio signals from the Mixer and conditions them before they are sent to the Audio Amplifier.
- There are two CD Players available providing Stereo Feed to the Mixer Board. Each CD Player requires 2 audio channels on the Mixer. These CD Players can be substituted by user supplied equipment such as computers etc. The Mixer will accept Analog Audio only.
- There are two handheld transistor battery powered microphones that transmit a Frequency Modulated signal to a receiver/amplifier located in the Technical booth on the shelf above the Sound Operator’s work station. This system allows for the use of either or both microphones to feed to the Mixer Board. These may be used to make Emergency announcements to the House, or for "Voice Overs".
- Additionally there is a rudimentary telephone bell ringing system that allows rotary dial phones to be rung on stage from the booth.
Sound Operator’s Work Station
- Window can be opened.
Current Lighting controls utilizes Light Factory software. This is resident on a Toshiba laptop computer. Details on Light Factory software are available at http://www.lifact.com/products.php as a free download. Lighting controls at Lighting Operator’s Work Station. The Entec Playback wing is the console on the left. An Ethernet signal from the Computer is transmitted through an Ethernet hub to an Entec Ode, that translates the Ethernet signal into DMX 512. All DMX 512 devices are 5 pin XLR only. The Ethernet Hub allows multiple Ethernet signals to interact with the program. Other stand alone DMX 512 controllers may be substituted at this point provided they have CSA or UAL approval.
An Entec Playback wing is also connected to the Ethernet Hub. When programmed from the Light Factory software, the Playback wing allows for 10 manual SUB masters as well as a GO/BACK UP push switch that will advance the cue list. An external monitor is also available. This allows for multiple display during setup and during operation allows the stage manager to monitor or advance the Cue list. During set up, the 10 ft Ethernet cable normally in use can be substituted by a 100 ft Ethernet cable. This allows the computer, monitor and mouse to be moved to a table set up near audience front.
The DMX 512 signal cable is routed to a DMX splitter/Isolator box mounted on the catwalks between the Stage firewall and the Front of House Lighting positions. The DMX 512 splitter/Isolator provides 8 identical DMX 512 signals from the single DMX 512 input signal. This allows the user group to utilize multiple DMX 512 devices while minimizing signal cable length and eliminating potential cross-talk between DMX devices. User groups should be prepared to provide their own DMX 512 cables with 5 pin XLR connectors, with the exception of the DMX cables servicing the 2 dimmer packs.
Currently there are 40 dimmers available. Dimmers 1 through 24 are located in a Lee ENR dimmer console, Mounted on the catwalk immediately above stage centre. Dimmers 25 through 36 are in a Strand COBO pack mounted on the catwalk for Front of House Lighting. All Dimmers are 2 outlet, 110 vac 20 amp. Each of these dimmer packs has a fusible disconnect switch mounted on a wooden panel above the Strand COBO pack. A CHAUVET 4 dimmer pack has been installed on the stage right wall. These dimmers are limited to 5 amps each. They are numbered 37 to 40. This pack should be used only for on stage practical lamps. These dimmers use standard U ground electrical plugs.
Overhead lighting is hung from a 2 inch piping grid suspended from building steel. These positions are accessible from on stage by use of a GENIE vertical Hoist. 20 foot and 30 foot ladders are also available if set construction precludes or limits accessibility by the vertical hoist. Power cabling to the selected hang points on the lighting grid are routed from the appropriate dimmer through ceiling openings. Care should be taken to minimize trip hazards by avoiding use of the catwalk flooring for running cables.
Front Of House Lighting instruments are suspended from a 2 inch pipe welded to the transverse cross walk or from the rails of the cross walk. Power cabling to the selected hang points is run from the appropriate dimmer to the hang point. Care should be taken to run cabling beneath the catwalk to avoid trip hazards. There are three Side bars located either side of the auditorium approximately 6 ft to the stage side of the auditorium emergency exits. Each of these side bars are attached to the auditorium walls. The lowest is 10 ft above auditorium floor level, the other two are mounted at 3 foot intervals vertically. Each of these sidebars can support 2 Lighting Instruments. Power cabling has been run to each of the bars terminating in a 2fer 20 amp Twist Lock plug. The other end of these cables can be found draped over the Panel supporting the Fusible Disconnect switches above the Strand COBO pack.
MOVIE PROJECTION EQUIPMENT
The Theatre is equipped with a Hitachi Multimedia Projector CP-X1250 XGA that offers 5500 lumens of brightness and WXGA wide screen capability. The motorized screen is 24 ft wide and 14 ft high and is permanently mounted on one of the backstage catwalks. When not in use the screen retracts into a protective housing.
The Theatre has a SKYJACK SJ III 3219 hydraulic scissor lift that is available for use to authorized personnel. It has a platform height of up to 19 ft and a working height of up to 25 ft.