Technical Information - Main Auditorium

Procedures – important information about your event

Prior to your booking

• Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the premises. This includes the use of e-cigarettes or smoking written in a script as part of a play. Fake or unlit cigarettes should be used in their place. 
• The use of flammable solvents, open flame, or fire is not allowed on the premises without written permission from the Oakville Fire department.
• Any production planning on using pyrotechnics must contact the technical office a minimum of 2 weeks (4 weeks is recommended) prior to the load in of the production. The Authority Having Jurisdiction in Oakville is the Oakville Fire Department.
• Any production planning on using auxiliary power must contact the technical department at least 2 weeks prior to the load in so that an electrician and ESA permits can be arranged. • Productions intending to use live animals in a performance must obtain a permit from the Town of Oakville. See by-law number 2015-075 and the the permit application for more information.
• Any production planning on flying any scenic elements must provide details to the technical office at least 2 weeks prior to the load in.
• The Oakville Centre will not fly performers in the theatre. If you are considering flying performers contact the theatre immediately.
• Persons needing wheel chair access to the stage should contact the theatre in advance of booking the theatre.
• All touring crew and stagehands are required to wear safety foot ware on stage and in the loading areas during all load in, set up and strike times. Other PPE as necessary may be issued by the Supervisor on duty.
• A working Technical Supervisor is provided with every booking. Additional technical staff maybe arranged through the technical office with 2 weeks prior notice.
• Additional equipment and gobos can be provided with 2 weeks’ notice at an additional charge.
• In order to arrange tuning, we require two weeks’ notice if you intend to use one of our pianos.


During your booking

• All cast and crew are asked to enter and exit through the stage door at the Southwest corner of the building.
• The stage door will be locked 15 minutes prior to the start of the performance. Alternatively clients can post security personnel at the stage door to control access.
• Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the premises. This includes the use of e-cigarettes  or smoking written in a script as part of a play. Fake or unlit cigarettes should be used in their place.
• Nailing, screwing or stapling to the stage floor is prohibited.
• Alcoholic beverages are permitted only in licensed areas of the building. Not in the dressing rooms or on stage.  Your audience may take alcoholic beverages into the auditorium unless you advise us otherwise.
• Cast and crew are not permitted food and beverages on stage or in the auditorium. Water is allowed. 
• Bulletin boards have been provided for displaying notices throughout the building. Notices taped to painted surfaces will be removed.
• Stage crew must be able to be clear the fire curtain line within three minutes at any time during an event.
• The use of flammable solvents, open flame, or fire is not allowed on the premises without written permission from the Oakville Fire department.
• Only personnel authorized by the Technical Supervisor are permitted to operate Oakville Centre equipment; including the fly system and scissor lift.
• All touring crew and stagehands are required to wear safety foot ware on stage and in the loading areas during all load in, set up and strike times. Other PPE as necessary may be issued by the Supervisor on duty.
• The auditorium must be completely cleared of all personnel 30 minutes prior to the performance. The Technical Supervisor will act as liaison with the House Manager to open the house and will be notified by the House Manager when the house is in.
• Videotaping of performances must take place in prearranged locations in the auditorium or Studio. Cameras must remain in a fixed location at all times when there is an audience in the room.
• Wireless internet access is available in the building at no charge. It is subject to the internet access policy of the Town of Oakville and can be restrictive.
• The Oakville Centre requires that a house announcement be made at the start of every show stating that the use of flash photography and recording devices is strictly prohibited as well as a reminder to silence all electronic devices.
• All belongings, set pieces and equipment must be removed at the end of the booking unless cleared with the technical department 1 week in advance. Additional costs may be incurred for storage.

Stage dimensions

  • Proscenium opening width 38’ height 18’
  • Stage depth from apron to cyc 40’
  • Stage depth from apron to main curtain 11’
  • Stage right wing space 10’
  • Stage left wing space 25’
  • The loading dock is located upstage left at stage level. It is truck bed height. The door is 10’ wide x 11’6” high

Technical Drawings

These documents require the free Adobe Reader.  For AutoCAD versions of the theatre drawings. please contact the technical office.

Building Layout - Upper  (pdf, 81 kB)
Building Layout - Lower  (pdf, 92 kB)
Technical Questionnaire  (pdf, 32 kB)
Auditorium Technical Information  (pdf, 224 kB) 
Auditorium Floor Plan and Elevation  (pdf, 459 kB)
Auditorium House Lighting Plot  (pdf, 545 kB)

Lighting

There is a house lighting plot. Please see drawing for details. Please note that booms are not normally included in the house lighting plot.


Control


• MA Lighting grandMA2 light with fader wing
• MA Lighting onPC backup
• DMX is distributed throughout the room using 2 Pathways Octo Nodes
• 288 Strand C21 dimmers (dimmer per circuit)
• Dimmers reside on a Strand Shownet network.
• Guest console access to the lighting network is provided through a Pathways Quattro node.


Circuits


• All circuits are 20A 125V new style twistlock.
• 31 in the Front of House, 6 in SL box boom, 6 in SR box boom
• 10 on Concert pipe
• 24 on 1st electric line set # 4
• 24 on 2nd electric line set # 12
• 24 on 3rd electric line set # 19
• 12 on cyc electric line set # 23
• 18 on 4th electric line set # 27
• 32 on floor, 2 in the orchestra pit
• 60 circuits stage left wall at 22’ AFF – 10 socapex
• 24 circuits stage right on cable drops from grid – 4 socapex
• 1 circuit on each electric is reserved for work lights
c) Instruments
• 33 Strand SL zoom 15-32 degree 575 W located in the FOH catwalk only
• 6 ETC Source Four 14 degree 750 W
• 20 ETC Source Four 19 degree 750 W (4 permanently located in box boom)
• 20 ETC Source Four 26 degree 750 W (2 permanently located in box boom)
• 56 ETC Source Four 36 degree 750 W
• 12 ETC Source Four 50 degree 750 W
• 6 ETC Source Four 70 degree 750 W
• 6 ETC Source Four 90 degree 750 W
• 4 ETC Source Four Lustr+ 19 degree LED (4 permanently located in box boom)
• 12 ETC Source Four Lustr+ 26 degree LED (2 permanently located in box boom)
• 20 ETC Source Four Lustr+ 36 degree LED
• 36 Selecon 7" Rama Fresnels 1 kW c/w barn doors
• 36 ETC Source Four Pars 750 W normally narrow lenses
• 6 Strand Iris 4 - 4 colour x 6 fixtures 1 kW 4 colours of cyc lights (line set #23)
• 27 Altman FC-1 ground row cyc lights 1 KW 3 colours of ground row
• 5 Altman Spectra Cyc 200 LED cyc lights (line set #23)
• 8 Altman Spectra Cyc 100 LED ground row
• 9 Vari*lite VL1100TS moving lights 1200 W
• 3 Vari*lite VL1100TSD moving lights 1200 W located on FOH winch ONLY
• 6 GLP Impression Spot One LED
• 2 Robert Juliat Roxie followspots LED located in booth only
• 2 Arri 3” Fresnels 300 W c/w barn doors
• 2 Martin Atomic 3000 strobe lights
• 2 Chauvet black lights LED
• 12 Elation Optiquad pars LED
• 12 Chauvet COLORado 2-Quad Zoom Tour pars LED
• Please note that all ETC Source Four lens tubes are the EDLT version.


Colour Media

• We stock all Roscolux 2 digit and 3 digit colours.


 Auxiliary Power

• 400A 3 phase 5 wire Down Stage Left with Cam-lock connectors
• 200A 3 phase 5 wire Down Stage Left with Cam-lock connectors
• 200A 3 phase 5 wire Down Stage Right
• 100A 3 phase 5 wire Up Stage Centre with Cam-lock connectors
*All Single Pin Electrical Tie-Ins require ESA Inspection at Additional Cost


Accessories

• 10 - 8’ or 12’ Boom Stands
• 12 - Floor Plates 1 mirror ball 20” with American DJ DMX controlled mirror ball motor
• 2 Diversitronics ESM-DMX Strobe caps for ETC Source Fours ellipsoidal fixtures
• 12 City Theatrical drop in iris for ETC Source Fours (#2180)
• 6 City Theatrical drop in iris for Strand SL’s (#2186)
• 24 A size City theatrical sandwich gobo holders (#2150)
• 24 B size City theatrical sandwich gobo holders (#2160)
• 24 A size City theatrical tab gobo holders (#2050)
• 24 B size City theatrical tab gobo holders (#2060)
• 12 B size City Theatrical glass gobo holders (#2173)

Audio


Front of House Mix Position


• Soundcraft Vi4 Digital mixing console located in the rear of the theatre only
• 2 Denon DN-700C CD players


Booth

• Soundcraft Si Performer 1
• 2 Denon DN-700C CD players
• 1 HHB CDR 830 BurnIT Plus CD recorder


Speaker System

The main speaker system is a flown d&b audiotechnik speaker system consisting of a T-Series centre line array (7 Ti10 speakers) with Q-Series fill boxes on each side (1 Qi7 and 1 Qi10 speaker per side). There are two (2) 27A subwoofers permanently mounted in the ceiling. There are seven (7) E5 speakers cut into the front edge of the stage as front fill. If required, there are two (2) V-SUB subwoofers that can be placed on each set of stairs to the house on either side of the stage. BSS Soundweb London (blue) controls all processing, time alignment and EQ. The speaker system has been setup using SIA Smaart Live. Speakers are powered by d&b d80 and d6 amplifiers.


Monitor System

• Soundcraft Vi4 Digital mixing console
• 10 d&b audiotechnik M6 monitors
• 2 d&b audiotechnik M4 monitors
• 3 d&b audiotechnik d80 amplifiers
• 2 JBL PRX715XLF self powered subwoofer
• 4 JBL PRX712 speakers
• 1 Radial Engineering 56 channel Convertible V12 Modular 3 way mic split
• Standard configuration is 11 mixes plus a listen mix.
• Normal setup is stage right
• 6 Sennheiser 2000 wireless in-ear monitor transmitters (additional charge applies)
• 6 Sennheiser EK2000 c/w IE-4 earphones


Microphones

• 4 AKG C414 XLS (2 stereo matched pairs)
• 2 AKG C451E with CK1 capsules
• 4 AKG C391B
• 1 AKG D112
• 3 Audio Technica ATM 25
• 3 Audio Technica AT 4033
• 3 Crown PCC 160
• 4 Neumann KM184
• 6 Sennheiser MD 421-II
• 2 Sennheiser MD 441
• 2 Sennheiser e 609
• 1 Sennheiser e 901
• 2 Sennheiser e 902
• 8 Sennheiser e 904
• 4 Sennheiser e965
• 1 Shure Beta 52
• 4 Shure Beta 57
• 4 Shure SM 57
• 4 Shure Beta 58
• 2 Shure SM 58
• 1 Shure Beta 91
• 4 Shure Beta 98 D/S
• 1 Helpinstill Model 180 piano sensor installed in the Steinway Model D 9’ Concert grand piano


DI’s

• 12 Countryman Type 85 active DI's
• 4 Countryman Type 85S active stereo DI
• 2 Passive DI’s


Wireless Microphones

• 12 Sennheiser 2000 wireless receivers (additional charge applies)
• 8 Sennheiser SKM 2000 c/w e965 capsule handheld transmitters
• 12 Sennheiser SK 2000 wireless belt packs
• 12 Countryman E6 headset mics for Sennheiser SK 2000 wireless belt packs
• 8 Sennheiser MKE – 2 Gold lavaliere microphones for Sennheiser SK 2000 wireless belt packs


Microphone Stands

• 18 K&M tall boom stands (black)
• 8 K&M short boom stands (black)
• 6 K&M round base stands (black)


Program Sound and Paging

• Paging is available from stage right and the booth.
• Monitors are located in each dressing room, hallway, green room, technical office & control booth


Intercom

• PS464 Clearcom power supply 4 channel main station (located in the booth)
• 2 Remote stations (located stage right & at the lighting console)
• Clearcom Freespeak II wireless intercom with 6 beltpacks
• 8 Clearcom belt packs
• 8 DT108 Beyer Headsets
• 2 Clearcom HS-6 handsets


Power

• Technical power is provided specifically for the audio system
• 60 amp 3 phase disconnect c/w camlocks located upstage centre
• 2 – 20 amp 125/250 volt circuits are available stage right and stage left for monitor racks.
• 15 amp 125 volt circuits and 20 amp 125 volt circuits are also available.

Video

Video Projectors

• Christie Digital Roadster HD10K-M 1080 HD DLP projector (11,000 lumens) c/w Hanging frame
• Christie Digital Lens ILS 1.16-1.49HD or
• Christie Digital Lens ILS 1.8-2.6HD


Screens

• 10’ x 18’ Draper Truss-style Cinefold with front or rear projection surface


Playback

• 2 Denon DN-500BD Blu-ray players

Fly System and Drapery

Line Set Schedule

Line Description Notes Height Width Distance to plaster line
1 Main curtain 50% fullness Flies only - burgundy 22' 46' 0' 9"
2 1 Border   7' 48' 1' 7"
3 1 Leg - 2 panels 50% fullness   24' 12' 2' 1"
4 1 Electric Truss batten     3' 0"
5 Spare       4' 6"
6 Spare       5' 5"
7 Spare       6' 10"
8 Spare Truss batten     7' 7"
9 Spare       8' 3"
10 2 Border   12' 48' 9' 1"
11 2 Leg - 2 panels 50% fullness   24' 16' 9' 10"
12 2 Electric Truss batten     11' 3"
13 Midstage traveler 50% fullness Travels from stage right 24' 46' 12' 8"
14 Spare       13' 7"
15 Spare       14' 5"
16 Spare Truss batten     15' 0"
17 3 Border   12' 48' 16' 9"
18 3 Leg - 2 panels 50% fullness   24' 16' 17' 7"
19 3 Electric Truss batten     18' 9"
20 Spare       20' 3"
21 Spare Truss batten     21' 1"
22 4 Border   12' 48' 21' 9"
23 Cyclorama electric Truss batten     22' 5"
24 Stage right up/down (German) Truss batten      
25 4 Legs - 2 panels 50% fullness   24' 16' 23' 8"
26 Spare       24' 5"
27 4 Electric Truss batten     26' 0"
28 Upstage traveler 50% fullness Travels from stage right 24' 48' 27' 0"
29 Spare       27' 10"
30 Spare       28' 8"
31 Cyclorama / White Scrim Scrim is hung downstage 24' 46' 29' 6"
32 Stage left up/down (German) Truss batten      
33 Unobstructed upstage wall       32' 0"

 

Extra Drapery

Borders
1 – 8 'h x 48' w/ black velour no fullness

Legs
1 pair – each panel 24' h x 12' w black velour w/ 50% fullness

Scrims
1 – 22' h x 48' w/ sharks tooth black

Blackout drop
2 – 20 'h x 24 'w black velour no fullness

Silks
6 – 28' h x 5' w/ white silk drapes

Rigging Information

A mesh grid allows for spot lines in only 4 positions on the horizontal plane of the stage, 22' 8” & 7' 8” stage left of centre and 7' 4” & 22' 4” stage right of centre.

The theatre owns 12 – 1 ton beam clamps for hanging points.

Stage Accessories

• Skyjack SJIII 3219 scissor lift
• 6’, 8’, 10’, & 12’ step ladders
• 12 - 4' x 8' x 6" risers riser legs are available – contact the technical department for details.
• 4 - 4' x 4' x 6" risers
• 4 - 2' x 8' x 6" risers
• Wenger Diva concert shell – walls only no ceiling panels
• 50 Manhasset music stands
• 36 Manhasset music stand lights
• 70 Wenger Musician chairs black - straight back & armless
• 4 black wooden stools 30” tall
• 48” Clearsonic drum shield - 5 panels
• 4 rubber backed dark grey carpets 4’ x 8’
• 2 Lecterns – solid oak with Littlelite and Countryman Isomax 4 microphone
• 1 Steinway Model D 9’ Concert grand piano on stage only
• 1 Kawai upright piano located in the orchestra pit.
• Additional charge applies for mandatory tuning of piano prior to use.
• 1 Roland RD800 stage piano
• 1 Fender ’65 Twin Reverb guitar amplifier
• 1 Gallien-Krueger 1001RB-II bass amplifier & Gallien-Krueger 410RBH bass amplifier cabinet
• 1 Yamaha Absolute Hybrid Maple 5 piece drum set with Zildjian A cymbal set
• 5 rolls Harlequin Reversible black / grey dance floor (approx 44’ x 2m per roll)
• 1 Le Maitre Radiance Haze Machine (additional charge applies)
• 1 Le Maitre G150 Fog Machine (additional charge applies)

Wardrobe

• Laundry facilities are available at the theatre.
• The theatre has an iron, ironing board and professional steamer.

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