This page contains technical information about the Robert M. and Janet L. Archer Auditorium for groups who are performing in the auditorium.
For information about rental fees and policies, see Community Use of School Facilities.
The auditorium has 998 seats and 12 spaces for wheelchairs.
If you expect attendance over 800, we recommend using reserved seating to provide the best experience for your guests. Otherwise, the guests who arrive last won't be able to find enough consecutive seats for their families to sit together.
The stage is 54' wide at the proscenium opening. The depth, measured from the back edge of the proscenium to the rear traveler curtain, is 31'10". There is also a mid-stage traveler curtain and an optional orchestra pit cover in front of the proscenium.
The stage has a Wenger Diva shell that surrounds the performance area, as shown in the photo above. We highly recommend using the shell for any concert with live music as it provides the best acoustics.
For other events, the shell can be stored against the back wall and a set of black curtains can be lowered to surround the stage. The auditorium has a main drape, a mid-stage traveler, and a rear traveler. There are also various legs and borders.
Several empty battens are available for hanging scenery and backdrops.
The orchestra pit can seat up to 32 people (this is the maximum per fire codes). The orchestra pit has a removable cover which can be set at stage level, house level, or removed entirely to expose the full pit. Approximately 10 hours of labor are required to erect or dismantle the cover, so groups wishing to change its position should be aware of the cost and budget accordingly.
Backstage facilities include two dressing rooms, two individual restrooms, a scene shop, and a storage room. The Little Theater, band room, and choir room are all nearby.
The house audio system has speakers permanently hung above each side of the stage and center fill speakers mounted in the front wall of the orchestra pit.
Available audio equipment includes:
The standard lighting plot is arranged as follows:
Groups wishing to adjust the lights should contact the auditorium manager in advance to make arrangements. We encourage you to simply add lights where they are needed rather than rearranging the existing lighting setup.
The auditorium has 183 stage lighting circuits each wired to an individual 2400 watt lighting dimmer. There are 30 circuits on a catwalk in the house, four battens of 30 circuits each on stage, 4 circuits on the back wall of the stage, and six drop boxes with circuits on the sides of the stage. Diagram of lighting circuit locations
House lights are LED, and most can be dimmed.
The school has an ETC Express 48/96 lighting console, and the lighting system has a DMX input for compatibility with other lighting consoles.
There is no electrical power tie-in for large equipment.
For technical questions, contact Philip McNaull, auditorium manager, at email@example.com.