Auditorium Specifications

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    The ETHS Auditorium is located at 1600 Dodge Avenue is Evanston, Illinois. The Auditorium entrance is wheelchair accessible.

    Seating Capacity

    Conventional Lower Section: 908
    Stadium: 462
    Total: 1400 (including 20 physically accessible seats)

    Orchestra Pit

    Pit Depth: 1'-6"
    Pit Width: 17'-1" (up stage to down stage)
    Pit Length: 51'-8" (stage right to stage left)

    Miniature Stages (Actual Acting-Area) - Right and left of the Forestage beyond the Main Stage

    Right Stage Miniature (Blond Wood)
    Width: 10'-0" (from stage right to stage left)
    Depth: 10'-0" (from up stage to down stage)
    Height: 2'-0" (from floor to stage level)
    Proscenium Opening - Height: 8'-0"
                                     Width: 9'-0"

    Left Stage Miniature (Blond Wood)
    Width: 10'-0" (from stage right to stage left)
    Depth: 10'-0" (from up stage to down stage)
    Height: 2'-0" (from floor to stage level)


    Forestage (Blond Wood)
    Location: Extends from in front of the Main Stage toward the audience. Fills the Orchestra Pit.
    Acting Area Width: 51'-8" 
    Acting Area Depth: 17'-1"
    Height: 2'-0" (from floor to stage level)
    First Level: Flush with floor

    Apron

    Location: Extends from the front of the Proscenium Arch toward the audience; is considered a part of the Main Stage.
    Acting Area Width: 70'-0" 
    Acting Area Depth: 7'-10" (from curtain line to edge of stage)
    Height: 5'-6" (from Orchestra Pit level)
               4'-0" (from floor level)
               2'-0" (from forestage level)

    Proscenium Arch (Main Stage)

    Height: 20'-0"
    Width: 70'-0"
    Distance from front of Main Stage to first row of seats: 24'-0"
    Distance from curtain line to first row of seats: 31'-10"
    Distance from front of forestage to first row of seats: 7'-0"

    Rake of Hose Seats

    Conventional level (lower): 15 degrees
    Stadium level (upper): 45 degrees

    Wood Coil Door

    Location: On track in Proscenium Arch
    Operation: Motor Driven. Key Control. Splits into two sections and rolls in and out of the vertical sections of the Proscenium Arch where they are stored on vertical drums.
    Control Key Location: Key control is located on down stage wall on left and right stage.
    Purpose: 
    1. To Beautify Proscenium opening
    2. Soundproofing
    3. Adjust width of Proscenium opening

    Fire Curtain

    Location: Back of Proscenium Arch in Channel Slot
    Weight: 3 tons
    Operation: Motor Driven. Three button control: up, down, stop.
    Button Control Drive Location: Located on down stage wall on left and right stage.
    Emergency Control Lines: Two lines located on down stage wall on left and right stage.

    Main Stage

    Total Width: 104'-0"
    Depth: 35'-0" (from curtain line to back wall)
               42'-10" (from front of stage to back wall)
    Height: 45'-0" (from floor to grid)
    Note: from grid floor to top of House is an additional 7'-0"

    Drape Equipment on Stage (Manually Operated)

    Main Curtain:
    Total Width: 88'-0"
    Total Height: 22'-0"
    Total Width of One Section: 44'-0"
    Drape Fullness: 100%
    Color: Orleans Blue
    Batten Number: 1

    Valance (directly behind Main Curtain):
    Total Width: 80'-0"
    Total Height: 14'-0"
    Color: Orleans Blue
    Batten Number: 2

    3 Sets of Legs

    Location: 2 in front for first traveler and 1 in front of last traveler
    Color: Black
    Statistics:
    Legs #1: Batten #: 8; Height: 24'-0"; Width: 11'-0"
    Legs #2: Batten #: 12; Height: 24'-0"; Width: 11'-0"
    Legs #3: Batten #: 23; Height: 24'-0"; Width: 11'-0"


    2 Sets of Traveler Curtains

    Location: 1 is center stage and 1 is upstage in front of cycPro
    Color: Black
    Statistics:
    Traveller #1: Batten #: 17; Height: 24'-0"; Width: 88'-0"
    Traveller #2: Batten #: 30; Height: 24'-0"; Width: 88'-0"

    3 Sets of Border Curtains

    Location: Spaced evenly from down to up stage, stretching from right to left stage
    Color: Black
    Statistics:
    Border #1: Batten #: 9; Height: 10'-0"; Width: 84'-0"
    Border #2: Batten #: 16; Height: 10'-0"; Width: 84'-0"
    Border #3: Batten #: 25; Height: 10'-0"; Width: 84'-0"

    Cyclorama

    Location: Upstage against back wall
    Color: White
    Height: 23'-0"
    Width: 70'-0"
    Batten #: 33 (last batten)

    Lighting Equipment

    First Electric
    Location: Directly behind the Valance (motorized)
    Batten #: 3
    Length: 70'-0"
    Number of Dimmers: 39

    Second Electric
    Location: In front of the first traveller (motorized)
    Batten #: 13
    Length: 70'-0"
    Number of Dimmers: 25

    CYC Lights

    Statistics:
    Batten #: 27; Width: 70'-0"; Wattage: 300W; #of Lamps: 48


    Lighting Ports in Ceiling
    Location: 
    5 ports are for the forestage
    4 ports are for far up stage forestage and apron
    1 port at 45 degrees
    Number of Dimmers: 38; 4 dimmers per port; 3 dimmers in the first and last port
    Type of Instruments: Source Four 19 degrees in all ports; Source Four Zooms in the 45 Degree port

    ETC Expression 3 Lighting Console
    Locaion: Front of House

    2 Follow Spot Lights
    Ultra Arc Series 2
    Location: In the booth all the way at the back of the house
    Input Power: 120 Volts; 8 Amps 50/60Hz

    1 Intercom System with 6 Head Sets
    Location:
    2 in the booth with the Follow Spot Lights
    1 for audio control
    1 for lighting control
    1 back stage left
    1 back stage right/fly rail

    Audio System

    Behringer x 32 Digital Mixing Console
    Location: Front of House

    Projector

    Panasonic DX 800 XGA

    Make-up Room

    Location: Back Stage
    Rooms have mirrors with lights, 2 racks for costumes. Men's bathroom is next to make-up room.  Women's bathroom is around the corner of dressing room.

    Rehearsal / Performance Rental Space

    Space is available to rent on a limited basis upon advance arrangement, typically after school hours, on weekends, or when school is not in session. Email events@eths.k12.il.us for rates, reservations and availability.

    Loading Dock

    Location: Off of Dodge Ave. between Door #6 and Door #8 . All arrangements for loading and drop-off must be made in advance.