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Concert Hall

What's included in a rental?

Rental of the theater at the performance rate includes:

  • (2) technicians
  • use of backstage areas -- dressing rooms, green room
  • house lighting (Standard lighting is a “concert” set up—not all equipment listed is part of the house lighting set up. Additional lighting is charged at a time and equipment rate.)
  • house sound -- (2) ceiling speaker clusters, use of up to (3) microphones (SM57, SM58LC or wireless SM87, or equivalent)
  • music stands, stand lights and chairs

NOTE: All other equipment and personnel needs will incur additional charges. See the Ancillary Equipment rate sheet for current prices.

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Seating Chart


Rental Rates

Dimensions

  • Stage: 44’ x 58’
  • Orchestra Pit / Forestage: 10’ x 58’ (59 Seats)
  • W/O Pit Seats Capacity: 921
  • Total Capacity: 981

Concert Hall: Performance Rental Rates

Includes: Two technicians, house manager (90 minutes prior to the start of performance), use of backstage areas, standard house lighting, standard house sound and infrastructure fee.

TimeFor ProfitNonprofitNonprofit Multi-User
1/2 Day (5 hours) $6,922.50 $3,477.50 $2,697.50
Full Day (8 hours) $11,076 $5,564 $4,316
Additional Hours $1,592.50 $799.50 $624

Concert Hall: Rehearsal Rental Rates

Includes: Use of backstage areas. Rehearsal rates are not applicable Friday, Saturday or Sunday, unless performing on the same date. There must be a full two-hour break between rehearsal and performance pricing. Rehearsal rental rate does not include technical support.

TimeFor ProfitNonprofitNonprofit Multi-User
1/2 Day (5 hours) $780 $390 $390
Full Day (8 hours) $1,248 $624 $624
Additional Hours $182 $91 $91

Multi-User: Nonprofit groups scheduling two or more separate events per fiscal year (July – June) in the Concert Hall.  All events must be booked at the same time for the discount to apply.

Equipment and Services: Any costs incurred for special set-ups or additional equipment (including the use of technicians and/or laborers), will be charged to the group named in the contract. Groups selling tickets in the Center and/or anticipating attendance of more than 200 people will be charged for the services of a NOVA police officer for a minimum four-hour shift. 

Technical Staff: You are required to use Center technical staff, except in extremely unusual circumstances. Center management must authorize the use of any non-Center staff and a list of said staff, with appropriate credentials, must be submitted at least 72 hours prior to the group’s first use of the building. Center management retains the right to make final decisions on all staffing issues.

Infrastructure Support: A fee that supports the building maintenance, administrative services and college services.


Technical Specifications

House Information

  • (8) exits to the lobby
  • Seating Capacity:
    • Front Orchestra - 521
    • Rear Terrace - 195
    • Box Seats - 72 (NOTE: Rear boxes on both levels plus front left box double as handicap seating.)
    • Balcony - 193
  • Seating Total - 981
    • Without Pit Seats - 922
  • Sonic Ear Assisted Listening System available.
  • Accessible in compliance with ADA.

Stage Dimensions

  • Total legal stage capacity is 134.
    NOTE: Stage Capacity is reduced by 33 each time a rear acoustic wall moves forward by the width of one side panel (fully open - 134; reduced by ¼ - 101; reduced by ½ - 67; reduced by ¾ - 34).
  • Total legal stage capacity is 172 with the wall at the back of the stage.
  • Proscenium Width Fully Open - 57' 10"
  • Side Panels Parallel to Stage - 42’ 3”
  • Proscenium Height - 38'
  • Upstage Width Fully Open - 53' 4"
  • Side Panels Parallel to Stage – 37’
  • Depth From Plaster Line to Cross-Over - 43’ 8”
  • From Cross-Over to US Wall - 13’
  • Movable Orchestra Pit Platform adds extra 10’ of depth.
  • Wing Space SR-14'; SL-10' 6"
  • Grid Working Height - 52'
  • US Cross-Over Height - 24' 6"
  • Access From Dressing Rooms: USL and USR; loading door from dock SR wall; apron doors to the house from backstage stage right and stage left.
  • Stage Floor - medium-dark maple
  • Rosin-Free Marley-Like (Rosco) dance floor available. It has both a grey side and a black side, either of which can be used for dancing.
  • No traps or elevators in the floor.
  • Comfortably fits 125-piece orchestra.

Orchestra Pit

Orchestra pit is 58' wide x 27' deep at the center. The DS 10’ of the orchestra pit is a height-adjustable platform with stops at stage level, seating level and pit level. Entrance to the pit is from the SR end. The orchestra pit comfortably seats 60 musicians.

Stage Rigging

  • Single purchase counterweight system with 42 line sets.
  • Locking rail is SL at stage level.
  • Loading bridge is at grid level.

Soft Goods

  • The main curtain is light gray velour.
  • (3) sets of black velour legs
  • (3) black velour borders 10' high
  • (1) full stage black velour curtain
  • (1) full stage white cyclorama

NOTE: Only the main curtain is permanent. All other soft goods must be hung as needed.

Acoustical Shell

  • Wenger Diva Acoustical Shell in blonde-wood veneer
  • (4) sets of permanently installed side-masking towers 40' high x 8' 6" wide
  • Towers pivot on DS side and move 90-degrees
  • (5) moveable rear towers 24' 6" high x 10' 7" wide
  • Fixed acoustical back wall extends 15' 6" above moveable rear towers
  • (4) adjustable-angle ceiling panels
  • Matching blonde-wood veneer teaser 17' high

Electrical Information

  • Control Board Strand 510i Light Pallet/GeniusPro
  • Strand CD80 Supervisor Dimmers 310 @ 2.4 kw
  • Control board located in booth at the back of the house with DMX and ethernet connections located in the house floor control position and at the Stage Manager's panel SR.
  • Company connections:
    • (2) 400 amps, 3 phase, 5 wire SR
    • (1) 400 amps, 3 phase, 5 wire SL
    • (1) 100 amps, 3 phase, 5 wire in follow spot booth
    • (1) 400 amps, 3 phase, 5 wire in lobby office

Hanging Positions

Front of House (122 circuits)

  • Catwalk 1: approximately 10' DS from proscenium arch - 26 circuits
  • Catwalk 2: approximately 26' from stage - 26 circuits
  • Catwalk 3: approximately 42' from stage - 26 circuits
  • Catwalk 4: approximately 65' from stage - 14 circuits 
  • Box Booms SR & SL on two levels: 12 circuits each SR & SL 27' from proscenium - 12 circuits each
  • Balcony Rail 6 circuits

Stage (188 circuits)

  • Electric 1: 2' US of plaster line - 12 circuits
  • Electric 1: winch-controlled three-pipe truss
  • Electric 2: 12' US of plaster line - 12 circuits
  • Electric 3: 23' US of plaster line - 12 circuits
  • Electric 4: 32' US of plaster line - 12 circuits
  • 2nd Gallery Level Position SR only - 84 circuits
  • 1st Gallery Level Positions SR & SL - 20 circuits each
  • Deck Level Positions SR & SL - (8) circuits each; no floor pockets

Lighting Equipment

  • (8) Selecon Pacifics 5.5-13 degree zooms ellipsoidals
  • (10) Selecon Pacifics 23-50 degree zooms ellipsoidals
  • (3) High-End Systems Cyberlight 2.0 -- NOTE: Technical programming charges may apply.

Standard Equipment

  • All instruments and outlets are 2P&G stage connectors.
    • All ellipsoidals have pattern slots.
    • There are barn doors for all fresnels.
    • All Colortrans have top hats.
    • All Strands have doughnuts.
  • Follow Spot 2 Lycian Super Arc 400 model 1267 in booth above balcony, approximately 75' from proscenium.
  • (16) Color Kinetics Colorblaze 72 RGB LED strip lights
  • (40) Strand 15/32 ellipsoidals
  • (20) Strand 23/50 ellipsoidals
  • (20) Strand 50° ellipsoidal
  • (13) Colortran 20-degree ellipsoidals
  • (13) Colortran 30-degree ellipsoidals
  • (20) Strand 8" fresnels
  • Multi-Cable: (4) 75', (4) 60' and (4) 40' (all with breakouts)

Additional Equipment

We have access to a Barco ID Pro R600 DLP projector. Other equipment may be rented from local AV companies.

Stage Equipment

  • (112) Wenger music stands and a conductor's stand
  • Two-step conductor's podium with sissy bar
  • (80) music stand lights
  • (90) Wenger orchestra chairs
  • (82) Wenger padded folding orchestra chairs
  • Orchestral risers
  • Pianos: (1) 9' Steinway concert grand; (1) 6' Steinway grand
  • Most large Orchestral Percussion equipment
  • 25' Genie man-lift
  • (1) 16’ A-Frame ladder and various other size ladders

House Sound System

The hall is a 981-seat proscenium theater with near-perfect acoustics designed by Artec, Inc. Sound reinforcement is unnecessary for most purposes. Microphone and line-level input jacks are distributed throughout the theater and lower lobby.

Sound systems may be controlled from three positions: 

  1. The main control booth located at the back of the house.
  2. The house floor control position located on the orchestra level just in front of the balcony overhang.
  3. The Stage Manager's panel SR (limited capacity).

Mixers

  • Yamaha LS9-32 mixing console
  • Mackie 1402 VLZ Pro mixing console
  • Speakers
    • (4) ceiling clusters EV sx300
    • Moveable:
      • (2) EV sx300
      • (2) Yamaha Waveforce Subwoofer
      • (8) JBL JRX 112M
      • (4) EAW KF6507

Patchable Equipment

  • PreSonus ACP88
  • Shure DFR II EQ and feedback reducer
  • Denon DN-C630 CD player with remote
  • (2) ProCo DB-1 Direct Box
  • (4) Countryman Type 85 Direct Box
  • (4) Whirlwind 12-channel mic snakes
  • Alesis Masterlink hard disc recorder
  • (6) BSS Opal 30-channel graphic equalizer

Microphone Counts

  • (7) Shure SM57
  • (6) Shure SM58LC
  • (6) Shure SM87, wireless
  • (2) Shure MX393/C boundary mics
  • (2) Shure KSM44
  • (1) Earthworks Z30-X cardiod condensers
  • (40 Audio Technica AT853a
  • (1) AKG D112
  • (2) AKG C391 B
  • (4) Sennheiser MKH800

Communications

  • (8) Kenwood TK3101 radios with headsets and inline mics

Audio Recording

The Schlesinger Center can make audio recordings of your event. Audio recordings will be stereo recordings onto CD. See our rate sheet for current prices.

Load-In Facilities

Easy truck access is available at the loading dock SR. The dock features swing-arm loading light and roll-up door. Load-in is at stage level. Access for 48' semi-trailer trucks is available and cast/crew bus parking. Road boxes may be stored in loading zone.

Dressing Rooms for Clients Only

  • Star dressing room is located just off stage right (suitable for up to five people).
  • Two chorus dressing rooms are located backstage (suitable for up to 25 people each).
  • Green Room is located off SR.
  • Washing machine and dryer available.
  • Chorus dressing rooms are equipped with sinks, showers, mirrors, dressing tables, chairs, toilets and costume/wardrobe racks.

Stage Hands

The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center is a non-union house with an experienced staff. Local crew can be assembled.

Room Measurements

The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center includes a breathtaking 981-seat theater, beautiful glass-enclosed Wachovia Forum, the intimate Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery and Internet-ready seminar rooms. The variety of spaces can be configured to host any event, from board meetings, product launches and keynote speeches to corporate dinners, wedding receptions and fundraising galas. Spacious, tastefully appointed lobby areas on the first and second floors of the Center provide the perfect spot for pre-function receptions, meeting breaks, dessert buffets and much more. 

The Schlesinger Center has five-foot rounds that will seat eight people, with oversize banquet chairs, 6’ x 36” and 6’ x 18” rectangular tables all included in the rental fees.

First Floor

Entry Foyer – 612 square feet
Side Lobby – 648 square feet
Wachovia Forum – 1,260 square feet (inside pillars only)

Reception – 200 people (entire space)
Banquet Rounds – 80 people in Forum only
Entry Foyer and Side Lobby may be used for pre-function space only.
Theatre – 90 people in Forum only

Schlesinger Concert Hall Stage – 2,420 square feet
Reception – 250 people
Banquet Rounds – 184 people

Second Floor

Seminar Rooms:
Room 204 – 425 square feet
Receptions – 45 people
Banquet Rounds – 16 people
Classroom – 18 people
Theatre – 32 people

Room 206 – 272 square feet
Reception – 25 people
Banquet Rounds – 16 people
Classroom – 12 people
Theatre – 20 people

Room 208 – 272 square feet
Receptions – 25 people
Banquet Rounds – 16 people
Classroom – 12 people
Theatre – 20 people

Room 210 – 391 square feet
Receptions – 40 people
Banquet Rounds – 16 people
Classroom – 15 people
Theatre – 30 people

Rooms 204, 206, 208, 210 Combined – 1,360 square feet
Receptions – 140 people
Banquet Rounds – 96 people
Classroom – 60 people
Theatre – 100 people

The Schlesinger Center has the following items available for rent:

(250) Chairs, upholstered and stackable

(15) Banquet Tables 6’ x 18”

(15) Banquet Tables  6’ x 3’

(10) 5’ Rounds

*A warming kitchen is located adjacent to the Wachovia Forum and contains an industrial-sized refrigerator and microwave.

**The Schlesinger Center Concert Hall has fully-equipped lighting and sound systems.

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