Complex Specs

James Brown Arena

Floor:

211′ x 109′ (23,000 sq.ft.) 5,000 lbs. per sq.in.

Stage:

40′x60′x5′ Wenger, 4 x 8 sections with two 12′x16′x5′ sound wings.

Lighting:

Combination metal halide and incandescent lighting; 75′ to 150′ candles, controlled from N.W. electrical closet vomitory. Eight super trooper Xenon spotlights.

Sound:

Center of house cluster, end cluster, public address type consisting of JBL Perkins style cabinets powered by Crown amps.

Forklifts:

(2) – Capacity – 5,000; Lift height – 3 stage with extension; (1) scissors lift.

Rigging:

Roof limit – 2400 lbs. per point, 396 points; max load allowed in the roof is 72,000 lbs. 13’6″ grid – Floor to low steel – 66; Floor to high steel – 80.

Dressing Rooms:

Two star dressing rooms with 2 showers, 2 large dressing rooms with 16 showers.

Electrical:

(3) 4 wire, 400/200/30 amp 115/208-277/480 volt, 3 phase/1 phase; (1) 4 wire 600/200/30 amp 115/208-277/480 volt, 3 phase/1 phase; Shore power – 6 tractor trailers or busses, 30 amps 3 phase/1 phase 120/208 volt, distance 100 ft.

Load-in:

Two 30′ wide, 14′ high loading areas, one flat, one inclined – load off ramp on fork lift.

 

The Bell Auditorium

111′ x 90′ (10,000 sq.ft., unobstructed) 2,000 lbs. per sq.inch.

Stage:

Permanent floor 18 grain pine; Proscenium opening 66′ wide x 35′ high; 40 line sets.

Lighting:

House – incandescent; 120 instruments with gels.

Sound:

E-V center cluster, public address type powered by Crown amps, Yamaha PM-1800, 24 channel mixing console.

Dressing Rooms:

(3) star – capacity 20, stage right; (7) chorus – capacity 50, located 2 levels up, stage right; Equipped with mirrors, make-up lights, hot water, showers, sinks, toilets.

Electrical:

Two 600 amp 115/208-277/480 volt 3 phase/1 phase; 4 channel Telex system with connections running to lighting and sound control, house curtain operator, fly rail, on stage; monitoring/paging system in dressing rooms.

Load-in:

Truck height – located behind building. Load onto stage.

STAGE:
Black flat finish; floor plugs, no trap doors; Proscenium opening 66′ wide x 35′ high; Depth of stage from house curtain – 4’4″ to proscenium, 2′ to first line, 35′ to last line, 44′ to back wall; Total width of stage from off stage wall to off stage wall – 91’10″; Height of grid from stage floor – 60’10″; Width of wing – 12′ stage right, 14′ stage left; Distance from house curtain to front edge of stage – 8′, edge of apron – 8′, closest seat in house – 20′, Apron is not removable; Upstage crossover under stage and between last line and back wall – 8’8″; Rigging – mechanical counterweight; fly operation – stage right; battens – 40; pipes – 70′ long height 54′ maximum, 4′ minimum; Cyclorama – flat, light blue; House curtain – manual operation stage right; gold, guillotine, traverse; 3 black border curtain, 3 pairs of black legs at 40′ high; backdrop – 70′ wide, 40′ high, scrim 60′ x 40′.

LIGHTING EQUIPMENT:
Located house left, first balcony. Light board – ETC INSIGHT, installed in 1990; 64 available channels, pin plugs on lighting instruments, 288 total dimmers, approximately 250 available, 1000w capacity, located upstage left andright, electric battens, drop box/grid circuits, gel color. Front of house lighting – 40 cove dimmers and 48 house dimmers; lighting instruments – (20) 6″ fresnels @ 1000 watts, (6) 16 x 15 @ 4000 watts. Theatre is equipped with a sound system, consisting of an E-V center cluster, on stage monitors, audio cassette player, backstage microphone, amplifiers. Sound control is located house left, first balcony and stage right.