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Wells-Metz Theatre Specifications

General Information

  • The house seating is 236 on three levels. The floor level has 8 mobile seating units (18 seats per unit). The upper two levels each have 46 seats located on three sides, one row deep.
  • Tension mesh grid over entire space.
  • Seating units can be put on stilts for taller options.
  • Stage floor: black sealed duron

Stage Measurements

Because this is an open flexible space, measurements are to limiting features.

  • North I-Beams to South I-Beams: 43’-8"
  • West Wall to East I-Beams: 66’-8"
  • Distance From Stage Floor to:
    • Bottom of 1st Balcony: 10’-11 1/2 "
    • Top of 1st Balcony: 12’-0"
    • Top of 2nd Balcony: 20’-11"
    • Grid: 30’-6"
    • Battens Full Out: 30’-9 1/4 "
  • Load in door opening: 9’-6"w x 16’-0" h
    • (Door encroaches 9" into theatre space from wall.)
  • Audience Platforms: 13’-8 " w x 9’-4" d
    • (Three rows of 6 seats)
  • Footprint of Traps: 54’-0" x 27’-6"
  • Distance From Traps To
    • North & South Walls: 12’-3"
    • West Wall: 3’-7"
    • East Wall: 26’-6 1/2"
    • East I-Beams: 9’-1"
    • North I-Beams : 8’-2"
    • South I-Beams : 8’-2 "
  • North I-Beams to North Wall clearance: 2’-10 3/4"
  • South I-Beams to South Wall clearance: 2’-10 3/4"
  • Chain Hoist Points on Center Line 20’-4"
    • (taken from west wall) 35’-10" 51’- 5"
  • Backstage Bay Area: 19’-0" x 17’-7" x 17’-9" h

Trap Measurements

  • Size of trap module 5’-5 3/4" wide by 2’-11 7/8"
    • Trapped space on stage 5 traps wide (centered) by 18 traps deep
  • Stage floor to trap room floor (approximately) 9’
  • Stage Trap load capacity 300 # per sq ft

Motorized Line-sets

  • East Motorized Battens Distances from wall: 7", 21 1/2"
  • West Motorized Battens Distances from wall: 1’-11", 3’-2 1/2", 4’-5 1/2", 5’-8 3/4"