Little Theater house

This page contains technical information about the Ashland High School Little Theater in Ashland, Ohio.  The Little Theater opened in 1962 and was part of the original high school building.

The Little Theater features an open floor space in front of the seating area with steps leading directly to the stage.  This makes an excellent setup for meetings, presentations, plays, and small concerts.

For information about rental fees and policies, see Auditorium Rental Information.

Seating Capacity

The Little Theater has 310 seats.  There is space for wheelchairs in the front and rear of the auditorium.  Approximately half of the seats have tablet arms (photo).

If you expect attendance over 225, 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.

View Seating Chart

Stage Dimensions

The stage is 32' wide at the proscenium opening.  The depth, measured from the front curtain to the rear traveler curtain, is 22'.

Backstage Facilities

Backstage facilities include two dressing rooms and two individual restrooms.  The band room and choir room are nearby.

Audio System

The house audio system has speakers on either side of the stage.

Available audio equipment includes:

  • 2 wireless handheld microphones, 2 wireless lapel microphones
  • 4 choir microphones
  • 4 floor microphones
  • 3 microphone stands
  • 2 monitor speakers

Lighting System

The standard lighting plot is arranged as follows:

  • 5 areas across the front of the stage
  • 4 areas across mid-stage
  • 3 areas across upstage
  • Overhead borderlights

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.

House lights 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.


For technical questions, contact Philip McNaull, theater manager, at