Information and Specifications:
Mandell Weiss Theatre
Soft Goods Inventory
Lighting at the Mandell Weiss
Mandell Weiss Theatre: General Information
492 seats in normal configuration, festival style seating, standing
room at the back of the house. Additional seating (benches) may be obtained
with orchestra pit at house level.
This theatre was constructed before handicap access laws were passed.
However, if a patron with mobility problems, such as an individual with
a wheelchair, is physically able to be transferred to auditorium seating,
they may sit many places in the house. If such a transfer of that kind
is not possible, they can also sit in an aisle that runs along the top
of the house. 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 12' x 12'. Located adjacent to dressing rooms, up four stair
flights (two floors) from the stage floor. (An elevator is available)
Equipped with a pay phone, coffee, hot water, vending machines and a
chilled water dispenser.
A passenger elevator (measuring 4'2" x 6'7" x 7'4" h)
is located just backstage right and accesses the dressing rooms (third
floor) and the lobby (indirectly, for handicapped access).
Located SR at 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.
The third floor has two chorus dressing rooms; one with a capacity for
12 persons, the other with a capacity for 10 persons with an adjacent
private dressing room (and bathroom) for one or two persons. Each dressing
room has sinks, make-up mirrors, showers and toilets.
Quick Change Rooms
Onstage quick change space is limited. There is a single unisex bathroom
located just offstage right and a small hallway located upstage left.
There are stairs down to the trap room SR and SL for crossover and quick
The costume shop located on the third floor is used as the wardrobe
room for the Weiss. Large work tables, hanging space, steamer, sewing
machines, irons, ironing boards, washing machines and a dryer are available
with prior consent from the Costume Shop Manager. There is no dry cleaning
The orchestra pit can be accessed from the trap room when in the pit
position. The orchestra pit has to be manually lowered and raised from
pit (7' below stage) to house (3' below stage) to stage level. Advanced
notice must be given if level change is desired.
The Weiss Theatre does not have an attached rehearsal space. Accommodations
may be made for rehearsal space nearby with advanced notice.
Control Room (Booth)
Located in the rear of the auditorium, up two floors from the stage.
(An elevator is available) Audio monitor, infra-red video monitor available
upon request. Two channel production communication system.
Mandell Weiss 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.
The loading dock is 2' 9" high, 24' deep (at truck) and more than
50' wide. It is located down a short hill from the main access road
(Weiss Lane). Only one truck can be unloaded at one time. Equipment
and scenery may be loaded from the dock directly onto the stage. The
loading door from the dock measures 17' 10 1/2" h x 13' 5 1/2"
w and leads through the upstage right wall of the stage. There is also
a loading door from the scene shop that measures 17' 11 3/4" h
x 25' w and leads through the upstage wall of the stage.
Width of Proscenium opening: 40' 0"
Height of Proscenium opening: 23' 10"
Height of Stage from House: 3' 0"
Width of stage area: 77' 10" (wall to wall)
Depth of stage area: 47' 6" from plaster line to US wall
2' 3" plaster line to stage edge (apron)
8' 0" orchestra pit depth @ CL
4' 2" stage edge to lineset #1
49' 0" stage edge to lineset #49
3' 0" stage edge to house curtain
CL to SL Wall: 39' 0"
CL to SR Wall: 38' 10" (additional scenery storage is available
using loading dock)
Lockrail located SR @ 20' 11" from stage floor.
Stage Floor surface is 5/8 MDF over tongue and groove plus traps. Floor
is rated at 150 lbs per sq ft. Sealed concrete offstage left and right.
Traps and Trap Room
24 Í 6' 0" wide x 4' 0" deep traps starting 9' 2" from
stage edge. Because of the nature of the stage, use of the traps will
require advanced notice.
Stage Floor to Trap Room Floor: 11' 0"
DSC Pit edge to US Trap Room wall: 49' 8"
Width of Trap Room: 38' 2"
Trap Room contains various columns and obstructions. Consult with Technical
Director before specifying trap use.
Access to trap room via stairs located DSR and USL.
Number of Linesets: 49
Batten Length: 56' 0"
Max. Batten out trim: 58' 2"
Max Batten in trim 4' 0"
Double Purchase, 10' arbors, 7 lift lines, hemp operating lines.
Linesets # 4, #18, #37 are dedicated electric battens.
Pinrail for spotlines located on flyrail SR.
Battens extendable to 2' 10" both SR and SL
See Lineset Schedule for pipe spacing. (Attachments)
to bottom of grid: 60' 0"
Stage to top of grid: 60' 9"
Stage to flyrail: 21' 0"
Stage to first loading rail 47' 5"
Stage to second loading rail: 53' 5"
of House is a tension grid. See Electric plot for pipe spacing. Consult
with Technical Director for any rigging DS of Proscenium.
curtain: Red Velour with center split. Manually operated single purchase
from stage floor (SR)
Mandell Weiss Theatre: Soft Goods Inventory
information included in this outline is based on the latest available
inventory. Specific goods should be confirmed with Technical Director.
10 30' 0"h x 12' 6" Back Velour Legs, no fullness (5 pairs)
2 40' 0"h x 12' 6" Black Velour Legs, no fullness (2 pairs)
4 12' 6"h x 56' 0" Black Velour Borders, piped at bottom.
2 30' 0"h x 26' 0" Black Velour Panels, 150% fullness
1 30' 0"h x 76' 0" White Bounce Cyc
1 28' 0"h x 56' 0" White Scrim
1 28' 0"h x 56' 0" Black Scrim
1 30' 0"h x 53' 6" Dark Grey Gerritts RP Screen
1 27' 0"h x 46' 6" White RP Screen (in bad shape)
at the Mandell Weiss Theatre
Please contact Mike Doyle at firstname.lastname@example.org for information regarding lighting in the Mandell Weiss Theatre.
A few important phone #'s:
Backstage Phone (858) 534-4647
Booth/House Phone (858) 534-4189