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Facilities Information

For more information, please contact:

  • The Technical Director, at (252) 985-5348
  • The Dunn Center Director, at (252) 985-5248
  • The Dunn Center Assistant Director, at (252) 985-5250
  • You may also fax us: (252) 985-5249.

All Technical Information Due 4 Weeks Prior to Performance.

Minges Auditorium

1180-seat capacity, full proscenium stage, sound and lights

House Information

  • Seating Capacity, 1180
  • Audience is divided into a lower and upper section
    • the lower section seats 316  (16 seats for wheel chairs)
    • the upper section seats 864
  • Stage Manager Console Leftstage

Stage Dimensions

  • Proscenium opening: width 50′-0″ height 20′-0″
    • Grand Teaser dead hung at 16′
  • Depth: Curtain line to back wall: 36′-0″
  • Curtain to last set of lines: 30′-6″
  • Distance from DS edge of apron (orchestra pit) to house curtain line: 5′-0″ in center, 10′-0″ at proscenium edge
  • Width from stage right wall to stage left wall: 95′-0″
  • Stage left wing: 25′-0″ x 25′-6″
  • Stage right wing: 20′-0″ x 36′-0″
  • Grid height: 43′-0″
  • Stage floor: tongue and grove, yellow pine laid over suspended floor, covered with hardboard.
  • Screws may be used to anchor scenery

Stage Rigging

  • 24 sets of single purchase counterweight lines, arbors hold 750lb counterweights
  • Length of battens: 63′-0″
  • Batten travel: 37′-0″, low point 5′-0″ above stage floor, high point 42′-0″
  • Fly rail is located stage right at deck level.
  • 5 on-stage electrics.
  • A-Frame Ladder 24′-0″
  • Geni-Lift 30′-0″

Loading Area

  • Ground level loading, no loading dock.
  • Load through scene shop at stage level.
  • Size of loading doors 12′-0″ wide by 14′-0″ high
  • One 48′ trailer can unload at a time.

Orchestra Pit

  • Covered orchestra pit - no elevator or lift. (Use of pit must be specified in contract.)
  • Seats 25-30 musicians comfortably.

Soft Goods

  • Grand Drape: Color: Green Velour
  • Size: 22′-0″ high x 65′-0″ wide in 2 equal sections - center slit
  • travels side-to-side and up and down
  • 4 legs (pairs): Black Velour - 10′-0″ wide x 22′-0″ high
  • 4 borders: Black Velour - 6′-0″ wide x 63′-0″ high
  • 1 full stage traveler: Black Velour
  • Size: 22′-0″ high x 65′-0″ wide in 2 equal sections.
  • 1 cyclorama: Off-white (seamless); 22′-0″ high x 63′-0″ wide ** Can Not Be Moved **
  • 1 full stage curtain : Black Velour Size: 22′-0″ high x 65′- 0 wide

House Batten Hang

1 Fire Curtain 1′0″
2 Main Curtain 1′6″
3 1st Electric 3′8″
4   5′8″
5   6′4″
6 Border 7′0″
7 Leg 7′8″
8 2nd Electric 9′0″
9   10′4″
10   11′8″
11   12′4″
12 Border 13′0″
13 Mid Stage Traveler 14′4″
14   15′0″
15 3rd Electric 15′8″
16 Border 17′8″
17 Leg 19′0″
18   20′4″
19 Border 21′8″
20 Leg 22′4″
21 4th Electric 24′4″
22   25′8″
23 Full black 26′4″
24 Leg 27′8″
25 5th Electric 29′0″
26 Cyc. 31′0″

Electrical Information

  • Visiting company disconnect located stage right.
  • Power supply: 200 amps, 3 phase, 120 volts.
  • 110 circuits surround the Stagewalls
  • Dimmer Room located Upstage Right

House Lighting System

  • The House Lighting information is currently being upgraded.

Sound System

  • The house sound information is currently being upgraded.

Dressing Rooms

  • Two chorus dressing rooms located stage left (8 people each) with bathrooms and showers.
  • Two private dressing rooms located next to the chorus dressing rooms with bathroom and shower.
  • Washer/Dryer, Steamer, Steam Iron & Board, Two Racks.

Acting Classroom

  • A 30x40 space located stage left w/ an entrance to the stage. Can also be used as a support space for costume storage, makeup, dressing area etc..

Stage Hands

  • The Dunn Center for the Performing Arts is a non-union house. Student technical assistants will perform the work required. (If students are unavailable the Dunn Center will hire outside professional assistants.)

Powers Recital Hall

132-seat auditorium, full proscenium stage, sound and lights

Lighting Equipment

  • The Lighting Equipment information is currently being upgraded.

Sound Equipment

  • The Sound Equipment information is currently being upgraded.