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General technical information about the Topeka Performing Arts Center stage and related spaces.
Questions should be directed to the Technical and Operations Coordinator at 785.234.2787.

Load-in:

Unload trucks on Quincy Street (west side of the building) at the employee entrance. The equipment follows a 50' push to the stage pit. The pit will raise all equipment to stage level.
Load in door.........................................97'' x 70''
Pit.......................................................50' x 9'
Pit Capacity.........................................35,000 lbs.
Note: Larger equipment can be unloaded on the east side of building through an 11' x 11' doorway in the basement. Please contact the Technical & Operations Coordinator if you have large equipment for your event.

Orchestra Pit Lift:

Orchestra Pit Lift Basement Door:..........10' x 8'
Orchestra Pit Lift Capacity:.....................35,000 lbs.
Orchestra Pit Lift dimensions:.................50' x 9'
Travel time:.............................................2 minutes
Note: lift can be set to any depth below the floor or up to stage level. Performance depth for an orchestra is 14" below floor level. The orchestra pit can be expanded at this position from 8' deep to 11' or 14' at the expense of seating capacity.

Stage Dimensions:

Proscenium...........................................49'10" x 25'
Plasterline to upstage wall...................32'
Apron.....................................................2'6"
Pit Lift - Stage Level...............................50' x 9'
Stage Left Wings….................................17'6" x 32'
Stage Right Wings.................................15'0" x 32'
Deck to Grid..........................................47'
Deck to High Trim.................................42'6"
Deck to Low Trim..................................3'6"

FOH Distances (from pro-line to center stage)

#1 Box Boom............................................(S.R. & S.L. 29 degree angle) 45'
#2 Box Boom............................................(S.R. & S.L. 26 degree angle) 55'
#1 Ceiling Cove..........................................................(48 degree angle) 45'
#2 Ceiling Cove..............................................(mid-house follow-spots) 75'
Mid-house Mix position..........................................................................65'
Main Floor Mix position (behind last row)...........................................110'
Cable Run to Main Floor Mix position….…………………..……..……….200’
House Mix Position...............................................................................135'
House Lighting Position.........................................................................135'
House Followspot Booths.......................................(15 degree angle) 170'
Mid-house Curtain..................................................................................70'

Deck:

Wood subfloor on sleepers w/ high density polyethylene (not sprung)
Soft Goods: (see schedule below)
The soft goods hang is permanent. Special consideration will be made on a show-to-show basis.
(1) Grand Drape (Burgundy/velour)
(1) Grand Border (Burgundy/velour)
(5) Borders (Black/velour)
(4) Wing Legs (Black/velour)
(4) Stage Legs (Black/velour)
(1) Black Traveler (Black/velour)
(1) Cyclorama (Sky Blue/seamed)

Stage Rigging: (see schedule below)

# of pipes...............................................................................41
# of scenery...........................................................................32
# dedicated to house equipment & soft goods…….................9
Lengths of pipes:
Scenery.......................................................................50'
Soft goods...................................................................75'
Single purchase capacity...................................1,000lbs.
Maximum system capacity……………………………24,000lbs.

Lighting/Electrical/Sound


Please call TPAC Technical and Operations Coordinator at 785.234.2787 for current fixture inventory.
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