THE MAIN STAGEIt's been called enormously intimate and acoustically astonishing. A state-of-the-art facility housed within a striking, modern architectural landmark, The Broad Stage at Santa Monica College's Performing Arts Center features world-class equipment and technology expertly operated by top-ranked professionals.
The Main Stage is a fully loaded, professionally sized stage. Maximum seating capacity in the auditorium is 538. The building comes with an impressive inventory of lighting, video, and sound equipment.
The Main Stage standard lighting positions include a 1st and 2nd AP, near and far box booms, balcony rail, eight on-stage side-light booms, and nine over-stage electrics. The rep-plot consists of about 150 conventional lights, forty-eight color-changing fixtures, and thirty intelligent lights.
The Main Stage comes equipped with a Yamaha Digital Audio System. Two digital consoles (DM2000-FOH and M-7 - Monitor Mix), and 48 channel digital snake provide the cleanest digital signal possible. This is complemented by 12 channels of wireless microphones, a high-end microphone package (including Sennheiser, Neumann, and Schoeps microphones), and 14 stage monitors. Our audio system is capable of providing Stereo, 3.1 or Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound (for film screenings).
The Main Stage comes equipped with a Christie CP2200 Digital Cinema Projector and a Doremi Digital Media Server which service a movie screen 42 ft wide by 20 ft tall, making the Main Stage an ideal screening house. Our Panasonic PT-DW830 Projector services a 16 ft by 20 ft projection screen or digital projections on our white cyclorama.
With a full complement of soft goods in place, stage area dimensions are 40 ft wide by 38 ft deep. The Main Stage has a ribbon grid that is 54 feet from the stage floor and a fly system of 38 working line-sets. We have a Marley floor and a full orchestra shell available in three configurations.
THE EDYEThe Edye is 43' x 43' empty (1,849 sq. ft.). There is no stage. Chairs are on the floor and on risers.
The performance area with platform risers for seating is:
20' w x 31' 1" with ground row chairs
25' w x 34' 1" with no chairs on the floor
We cannot stack platforms, but we do have legs that are one step higher so we can go to three levels of seating. There is a control booth for lights, sound, and AV. The projection screen is 8' 6" tall x 11' wide and can be operated from the booth. With the bottom of the screen at about 7' above the floor, there should not be sightline issues. The projector is a Panasonic PT-EZ580. For audio, we have a Yamaha M7 console running crown amps over Renkis Hines speakers. It is set up to be very flexible, but there is no set up for surround sound. Stereo only.
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