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As ballet and opera are performed primarily with acoustic music, the War Memorial Opera House does not have an in-house system for sound reinforcement. If your performance requires sound reinforcement, rental of an outside public address system will be necessary.

STANDARD FACILITY EQUIPMENT
  • Road Board hook-up consisting of four 3-phase 5-wire 400 amp panels downstage right
  • Basic theatrical front lighting pre-hung
  • 5 sets of black velour legs and borders and 2 blackout curtains
  • Automated fly rail with 66 linesets
  • Closed-circuit television stage monitors
  • Call, intercom and show monitor to dressing rooms
  • Headset communication between all operating positions
AUXILIARY SPACES
  • Backstage dressing rooms with mirrors, toilets, sinks and showers
  • Mens’ and womens’ locker rooms
  • Rehearsal space/ballet studio
  • Performers’ lounge
STAGE MEASUREMENTS
  • Proscenium opening: 52' wide
  • Height of permanent valence at centerline: 31'6"
  • Grid height: 116'
  • Stage height from house floor: 3'6"
  • Curtain line to pit (apron edge): 4'4"
  • Curtain line to back wall: 64'
  • Sidewall to sidewall: 123'
  • Torm towers opening: 41'4" to 48'8"
FRONT-OF-HOUSE MEASUREMENTS
  • Balcony rail to footlights: 80'
ORCHESTRA PIT MEASUREMENTS
  • Playing positions: 6’8,” 7’11” or 8’2” below stage level
  • Maximum capacity: 90
  • Width at center line: 19’10”
LOADING ACCESS DIMENSIONS
  • 15' wide loading doors on Grove and Franklin Streets can accommodate two trucks at once.
  • Door connecting upstage storage addition to stage is 32' wide by 30' high.