Information and Specifications:
Mandell Weiss Forum Theatre
Soft Goods Inventory
Lighting at the Mandell Weiss
Mandell Weiss Forum: General Information
380 seats in the normal configuration. An additional 20 seats are available
when the Voms are covered. Advanced arrangements must be made for the
The Forum has removable seats to accommodate wheelchair bound patrons.
Access to the house via a long gentle ramp. Audio description for the
visually impaired, headsets for hearing enhancement, and sign language
interpretation, are usually offered for one performance of each production.
House opens one half hour before performance. The curtain for evening
performances, excluding Sunday, is at 8 PM . The curtain for Matinees
is at 2 PM. The curtain for Sunday performances is at 7 PM. The theatre
is usually dark on Monday.
Measures 16' x 16'. Located adjacent to dressing rooms at stage level.
Equipped with a pay phone, coffee, hot water, a chilled water dispenser,
vending machines and a refrigerator.
Located near the Green Room on stage level. There is no assigned
guard at the stage door which is frequently left unlocked during performances.
Smoking is allowed just outside this door.
There are two chorus dressing rooms on stage level; one with a capacity
for 18 persons (men's), the other with a capacity for 12 persons (women's).
Each dressing room has sinks, make-up mirrors, showers and toilets.
Quick Change Rooms
Each Vom has room for a quick change area just off the thrust as well
as room for quick changes in the offstage hallways SR and SL.
The wardrobe room is located near dressing rooms with basic sewing supplies,
washer and dryer, and a sink. Sewing facilities are located in the Weiss
Theatre. There is no dry cleaning on site.
2,240 square feet of performance/rehearsal space is available from June
through August. Rehearsal space features a permanent lighting grid @
18' 0" and an ETC Acclaim 336 control console. There are a pair
of loading doors with an overall opening of 18' 0"h x 13' 0".
Control Room (Booth)
Located in the rear of the auditorium, up one flight from the back of
the house. Audio monitor, infra-red video monitor available upon request.
Two channel production communication system.
Mandell Weiss Forum Theatre: Technical Measurements
information included in this outline is usable for general purposes
and non-critical measurements. Separate technical drawings made from
actual measurements of the space are available upon request.
CRITICAL MEASUREMENTS SHOULD BE CONFIRMED BY FIELD MEASUREMENT.
Dock is 3' high. It is located directly off the main access road (Weiss
Lane). Two trucks can be accommodated. Equipment and scenery may be
loaded straight onto the stage. The loading door in from the dock measures
18' 0"h x 12' 0" and leads through the SL wall of the stage.
Three quarter thrust with 2 Vom entrances. Plaster line is located at
the very US edge of the concrete rise for the first row.
Stage to bottom of catwalks: 21' 6"
Stage to bottom of lower pipe: 22' 0"
Stage to catwalk handrail: 26' 0"
Stage to US Pipes: 24' 6"
Width of stage area: 78' 5" USL wall to USR wall
41' 9" @ plaster line
27' 9" DSL Vom to DSR Vom (DS point)
Depth of stage: 54' 1" DSC thrust to US wall.
27' 7" DSC thrust to plaster line
26' 6" Plaster line to Us wall
Stage floor surface: 5/8 MDF on tongue & groove plus 1" ply
on fir sleepers w/ neoprene padding.
56 Í 4' x 4' pressure skin construction. MDF plus 3/4 ply, steel framed
& sound insulated, w/ 1/4 ply bottom skins.
Stage to trap room floor: 4' 0"
Trap room depth 44' 0" at CL (Begins 6' 9" from DSC)
Trap room width: 16' 0" on thrust. Split at CL
64' 0" at 7' 1" US of PL (trap access)
Voms: 12' 0"w ramps w/ flexible angle configurations.
Mandell Weiss Forum Theatre: Soft Goods Inventory
information included in this outline is based on the latest available
inventory. Specific goods should be confirmed with Technical Director.
- 6 23' 7"h x 10' 0" Back Velour Legs, no fullness (3 pairs)
- 3 6' 0"h x 60' 0" Back Velour Borders, chain at bottom.
- 2 24' 0"h x 30' 0" Black Velour Panel, 150% fullness
- 1 23' 6"h x 60' 0" White Cyc (damage on SL end)
- 1 23' 6"h x 60' 0" White Cyc Scrim
- 1 22' 0"h x 60' 0" Black Scrim
at the Mandell Weiss Forum Theatre
Please contact Mike Doyle at firstname.lastname@example.org for information regarding lighting in the Mandell Weiss Forum Theatre.
A few important phone #'s:
Backstage Phone (858) 534-4063
Booth Phone (858) 534-3645