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Allen Theatre House & Stage Dimensions

House Dimensions

Total Seating Capacity

  • 936 Seats
  • Continental Style
  • 8 handicapped seating areas

House Dimensions

  • 90’ wide x 75’ deep (from front of apron to rear of house wall).

Crew

  • Non Union (Student Technicians)

Handicap Access

  • There is wheelchair access into the theatre, located house left and house right.

Stage Floor

  • Sub floor consisting of (2) layers of 3/4" plywood, covered with flat-grain, tongue and grooved, 25/32" Maple, and stained black.
  • NO attachments to the stage floor are allowed.

Stage Dimensions

MEASUREMENT

Proscenium

  • Height is adjustable via the Grand Teaser
  • Height (maximum): 19'
  • Width (maximum): 52’

Plaster Line To

  • Back of house (sound control booth): 87'-0"
  • D.S. edge of orchestra pit: 12'
  • Last fly line: 40'
  • First F.O.H. lighting beam position: 40'-0"
  • Second F.O.H. lighting beam position: 55'-6"
  • Front Box boom top: 40'-6"
  • Rear Box boom top: 50'-6"

Stage Center Line To

  • Fly rail: 42'-4"
  • Company switch: 41'-10"

Stage Level To

  • House floor: 3'-6"
  • Fly gallery: 20'
  • Loading bridge: 41'6"
  • Gridiron: 46'
  • Fly Height: 42'6"

House Center Line To

  • Near Portals: 36'10"
  • Far Portals: 37'4"

Orchestra Pit

  • Front to Rear: 12'6"
  • Width (left to right): 50'
  • 3 - 4' x 8' Trap style covers at center stage

Dressing Room Information

Dressing Rooms

  • All dressing rooms are below stage level, accessible by two staircases (SR and SL).  There are NO elevators to the dressing rooms.
  • Each dressing room accommodates 18 to 25 people.
  • They are equipped with mirrors, makeup lights, chairs, tables, and wardrobe racks.
  • Bathrooms adjoin dressing rooms.  

Wardrobe

  • Center Basement Area
  • Washer / Dyer (1 set)
    NOTE: Prior approval from the Allen Theatre Management Staff must be obtained.
  • Rolling costume racks are available upon request.
  • Quick Change Booths (none)

Loading Dock / Receiving Bay

  • Loading dock is located on the east side of the building just west of Boston Avenue on Akron.
  • Loading dock is at stage level
  • Loading dock doors open into SR wing
  • There is no on site parking. Arrangements must be made, in advance, with the Manager of Theatre Operations for use of loading dock area.
  • Dock doors (open onto loading area) 7’11” (width) X 10’ 9” (height)
  • Dock height 3' 8" (height)
Architectural Designer: Atcheson & Atkinson, Texas
General Contractor: H. C. Lewis, Texas
Opening Date: September 1976