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Waddell Theater Protocol - External Use

External organizations using the Waddell Theater must adhere to these guidelines:

The Provost Office maintains a master theater calendar. To check theater availability, contact Lisa Fukui at 703.948.7676 or lfukui@nvcc.edu. If the theater is available, we will hold the date and time requested for one workweek while awaiting the submission of an application


Once the completed Facilities Use Form has been received, a contract will be written and sent to the client along with an invoice. When the signed contract and payment have been received, the Provost must approve.


Any modifications to the contract must be approved by Lisa Fukui prior to the event or by the stage supervisor on the day of the event and will result in additional charges, as outlined in the fee structure described in the Waddell Theater Technical Information packet. 

When the theater is in use, a NOVA theater or AV/IT technician must be present at all times


Only authorized individuals may operate light or sound equipment. Only authorized individuals may be in the booth. Authorized individuals are those who are AV/IT staff, trained professional CE staff, or individuals who have gone through AV/IT or CE approved training.


No food or drink is allowed in the theater. The only exception is water, which is allowed in the performers’ dressing room(s). 


Fire regulations prohibit the use of open flames on stage or anywhere in the theater, including lighting matches, cigarettes, oil lamps, or any other devices using open flames. 


The fire doors in the theater must be closed at all times


After the event, you are responsible for leaving the theater in the condition in which it was found. Any areas used must be cleaned, including the house, stage, dressing rooms, shop, sound/light booth, and backstage.

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