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Technical FAQs

Palace Theatre

What is the pit cover? When is it in? How will it affect my rental?
The pit cover is a unit of portable staging that "fills in" our orchestra pit to add 4 to 8 feet to the stage. It is usually in according to the Palace Professional Theatre's schedule and needs. When the pit cover is completely in, there is no access to the orchestra pit. When the pit cover is partially in, the pit can accommodate a small band.

Does the Palace have orchestra chairs on site?
The Palace has a few orchestra chairs for use on site, however if a large number of chairs is required for an event, it is best to inform the theatre two weeks in advance.

Does the Palace rent scenic elements?
The Palace does rent some scenic elements for both out of and in house shows, as well as other events. For scenery rental, please contact Whit Privette for more information.

How many microphones does the Palace have available for use during an event?
The Palace has a limited number of wireless lavalieres, wireless handhelds and hard wired microphones. For more information, please contact Whit Privette.

Does the Palace own Marley or any other floor covering?
The Palace does not own any floor covering.

Does the Palace own an LCD projector?
The Palace does own a projector, contact Whit Privette for availability.

What are the dimensions of the stage?
Stage dimensions and other technical specifications are available. Please contact our Whit Privette if you have further questions.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

 

STAGE DIMENSIONS
39' 6" Width of proscenium opening
25' 6" Height of proscenium opening
3' 8" Edge of stage (at pit) to plaster line
29' 9" Plaster line to back wall
33' 5" Edge of stage (at pit) to back wall
35' 8" Center line to lock rail at stage left (15' wing)
31' 2" Center line to stage right wall (10' wing)
66' 10" Total width of stage, lock rail to wall
55' 0" Deck to grid

STAGE FLOOR
Hardwood on softwood on steel, painted flat black.
We have no linoleum, marley, or floor covering of any kind.

SOFT GOODS
1 Main curtain: maroon velour, guillotine, with fullness, doubles as grand teaser, controlled from stage left. Does NOT split in the middle. Access to the lip of the stage can be made only by raising the curtain.
3 Sets black legs: 24' high x 10' wide with fullness
3 Black borders: 10' high x 45' wide with fullness
2 Black travelers: 24' high x 45' wide with fullness (Permanent placement)
1 Full stage black curtain: 24' high x 45' wide with fullness
1 White muslin cyc (Permanent placement)
1 Black Sharkstooth Scrim (Available for rental)
1 Black Fiber optic curtain (Available for rental/ Permanent placement)

LINESETS
1:1 counterweight system, flyrail on stage left
32 line sets with 45' long pipe
24 Usable
The following positions are permanent and CANNOT be moved:
3 1st electric
5 video screen
13 2nd electric
17 mid-stage traveler
29 upstage traveler
32 fiber optic curtain

The fly system in the Palace Theatre was designed and installed in 1915. While it has been renovated, it cannot handle the weight that a modern fly system can. Therefore, the weight capacity of each line is the MAXIMUM it can safely handle. Please do not ask to exceed this maximum.

LIGHTING
Please note that as of September 2002 the Palace is a dimmer per circuit house.
All ciruits are made with standard 3 pin connectors (Union Connectors).
House Positions:
Cove:
16' 10" from plaster line, 36' 6" high, 65o angle
26 circuits
Numerous obstructions make accessing and focusing instruments placed in the Cove a tenuous operation at best. Please be flexible with instrument locations.
Balcony rail:
30'11" from plaster line at center, 14' 4" high, 25o angle
20 circuits
Left and right vertical box booms:
33' from center at 37o side angle, 19' to 28' high
4 circuits each boom- 4 instruments per boom MAXIMUM
Left and right horizontal box booms:
33' from center at 60o side angle, 24' high
6 circuits each boom
Onstage electrics:
Onstage electrics are flexible (except for elect.#1 line 3).
Connections are made from 12 drop boxes of 4 circuits each and 10 drop boxes of 6 circuits each that clamp to pipe or boom.

LIGHTING CONTROL
Control:
ETC Ion – See manufacturers website for specs
ETC Insight 3 – See manufacturers website for specs
Dimmers:
192 2.4K ETC Sensor dimmers

LIGHTING INSTRUMENT INVENTORY
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS THE TOTAL LIGHTING INVENTORY. THE ACTUAL WORKING INVENTORY MAY VARY CONSIDERABLY FROM THIS LIST. CONTACT THE TECHNICAL DIRECTOR FOR INFORMATION.

INSTRUMENT TYPE WATTAGE WATTAGE QUANTITY
SOURCE 4 19 Degree 575 12
SOURCE 4 26 Degree 575 16
SOURCE 4 36 Degree 575 15
6X22 LEKO 575 2
6X16 LEKO 575 8

6X12 LEKO 575 20
6X9 LEKO 575 19
PAR 64 WFL 1000 22
3 CIR. FAR-CYC 1000 / Cir. 4

3 CIR, 8FT Strip Lights 3
3 CIR, 6FT Strip Lights 1
Mac 700 intelligent 2
Woburn color scrollers (each requires 54 par) 12
Source 4 Par 27

** PERMISSION MUST BE GAINED FROM THE TECHNICAL DIRECTOR TO MOVE THESE INSTRUMENTS FROM THEIR SEMI-PERMANENT POSITION ON THE VERTICAL BOX BOOMS**

Follow Spot:
2 Chavet Follow spot 1200

COMPANY SWITCH
Located below stage right through access panel.
3 phase, 5 wire, 200 Amps.
Bare ends are needed to tie in to the company switch.
Power requirements over 200 Amps must be received 2 months prior to load-in date.

SOUND
The Palace Theatre has limited sound equipment. Most larger shows or concerts will require the procuring of rental equipment. This being the case, your sound requirements should be discussed with the Production Manager 1 month prior to load-in.
House mix position is Orchestra Center Rear behind row L.
Please note that the Palace Theatre has a balcony and the house mix position is under this balcony.
The following is a list of the Palace's current sound inventory:

SPEAKERS
Mains
(2) Tesaract 1510 TOPS
(2) EV X-Array dual-18" subs

Balcony Cluster
(4) EV 2-way
Monitors
(4) Community 15" wedge
(2) QSC K12 Powered Weages
AMPS
Crown, QSC, Crest
CONSOLE
(1) Yamaha LS9-32
PROCESSING
Dbx driverack crossover
(2) dbx graphic EQ - monitor mixes
(1) Ashley dual-ch. graphic EQ - mains
(1) Behringer digital processor - balcony delay, EQ
(2) dbx dual-ch. compressor
(1) tc M-One digital effects
(1) tc D-Two digital effects
PLAYBACK
DENON dual-tray CD
SONY dual-deck cassette
MICROPHONES
(3) shure sm58
(1) shure sm57

(3) AT small capsule condenser (hanging)
(5) AT handheld wireless (UHF)
(20) AT wireless beltpack / lavalier (UHF)

* There is a rental fee for the use of any microphones.

VIDEOGRAPHY
The Palace Theatre does not allow the video taping of performances unless prior arrangements have been made with the Technical Director. Fire Codes prohibit the placing of video equipment or cables in aisles or at fire exits. For the protection of patrons and equipment, specific designated areas are provided for the placement of video cameras. Your videographer must contact the Technical Director two weeks prior to your performance. If these areas are unsuitable, other arrangements can be made at that time. We can provide AC power and audio feeds if requested in advance.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL FIRE CODES BE VIOLATED

PROJECTION
The Palace Theatre DOES own a video projector. Our standard projection location is center of the balcony rail. We do have a box at this position for projector. Our screen is permanently rigged on a batten on lineset 5. Rental fee applied with usage.

COMMUNICATIONS
Clear-Com headset system (single channel 3 wire).
The Palace owns 5 headsets with beltbacks. If more are needed the Technical Director must be notified two weeks prior to the event date.
Stage monitor system and paging mike from stage right to dressing room hall and green room.

LOADING
Loading door is 12' high x 6' 9" wide and provides direct access from alley level to stage level. Derryfield Lane is 18' wide and requires careful navigation. Parking is allowed in Derryfield Lane for the purpose of loading and unloading exclusively. The Palace will not be held responsible for any parking tickets or tow fees resulting from vehicles left in Derryfield Lane.

ORCHESTRA PIT
11' 0" Front to back at center
30' 7" Side to side
6' 0" Below stage level
Will comfortably seat 24 musicians
Easy access to green room and house

DRESSING ROOMS
7 rooms located below the stage (6 rooms for 3-5 people, 1 room for 5-8 people).
Access from stage right and orchestra pit only
Dressing room 8 has a shower stall
There is also a Green Room that will accommodate 15-20 performers
There are monitors located in all of the dressing rooms and the green room to allow performers to hear the performance.