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WORTHAM CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS'
DIANA WORTHAM THEATRE TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Managing Director: Rae Geoffrey 828-210-9837
Technical Director: Sylvia J. Pierce 828-210-9848
Operations Manager: Tiffany Santiago 828-210-9850
Box Office Manager: Coco Palmer Dolce 828-257-4530


The Diana Wortham Theatre at the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts is a modern 500 seat proscenium theatre built in 1991, with exceptional acoustics and sightlines and one of the most active performance spaces in all of western North Carolina.

Seating Capacity:
  • Orchestra Level 352
  • Balcony 142
  • Balcony Boxes 16

Ticketing:
  • Fully computerized with the capacity to do reserved, general admission, or mixed houses.

Accessibility:
  • The Diana Wortham Theatre at the Wortham Center is accessible.
  • Wheelchair seating is available on the orchestra level.
  • Wireless loop technology is available at no charge.
  • All four dressing room areas are wheelchair accessible.
  • Sign language interpretation can be scheduled with advance notification.

Stage and Theatre:

DWT Technical Info Plan View Click here for a larger view of the ground plan.
 
  • Proscenium Height: 24' @ CL, 22' on offstage edges
  • Proscenium Width: 39'-1"
  • Plaster Line to stage edge: 2'-4'
  • Plaster line to back wall: 39'-3"
  • Proscenium edge to SL wall: 20'-6" minus soft goods and 4' for flyrail
  • Proscenium edge to SR wall: 16'-8" minus soft goods
  • Stage Floor is Quartersawn pine tongue in groove laid over neoprene and 2x4 sleepers. Absolutely NO FASTENERS are allowed in the deck.
  • An orchestra pit is available. It will hold approximately 30 musicians. It is not hydraulic, but is platformed level with the first row of seating. The covering must be removed to utilize the pit.
  • The theatre is very intimate, with the farthest seat in the balcony being no more than 60' from the edge of the stage. The balcony is moderately raked to provide optimum vantage.
  • A tech table is available for location in Row H. There are connections for lightboard display, DMX, Remote Focus Unit, as well as power and Clearcom system. A lightboard monitor is available.

Lighting: Click here for a larger sectional.
  • Control: ETC ION xe 20 with 20 Fader Wing
  • Dimming: 255 2.4K ETC L86 Dimmers wired dimmer per circuit.
  • Houselights: Controllable from lightboard or separate house light controls in the booth.

DWT Technical Info Section View Lighting Positions:

FOH:
  • Near catwalk: 55' wide ~ 45 deg. inclination from stage. Throw is ~45' @ CL
  • Far catwalk: 55' wide ~ 35 deg. inclination from stage. Throw is~55' @ CL
  • Balcony Rail: 20' wide. ~10 deg. inc. from stage. Throw is ~40'@ CL
  • Box Booms: Hang from hand railing in the opera boxes. ~25 deg inclination from stage. ~30' throw from Pos. to CL.
  • Anteproscenium: Generally used to down light the pit. Not a usable angle for lighting most of the stage.

1st Electric: The only permanent electric. Trussed pipe w/ 32 circuit raceway.
Located on Lineset 5. (See Lineset Schedule)

Overstage Electrics: These are flexible with moveable drop-boxes.
(10) 8 circuit boxes available. See Lineset Schedule for Standard Locations. Moving the drop boxes must be discussed with the Technical Director well in advance.

Deck Circuits:
  • (4) 4 circuit floor pockets each stage left and stage right
  • (1) 4 circuit wall box on proscenium wall stage left and stage right
  • (3) 8 circuit wall boxes on upstage wall stage left, center, and stage right
 
  • Booms: (8) 10' high booms w/ plate steel bases are available.
  • Floor mounts: Pigeon plating of units is possible.

Lighting Inventory:
  • (16) 12deg. Altman 1KL series Ellipsoidal Reflector Spotlights (ERS)@1Kw
  • (18) 6x16 Altman 360Q Series ERS @1Kw
  • (50) 6x12 Altman 360Q Series ERS @750w
  • (60) 6x9 Altman 360Q Series ERS @750w
  • (18) Source 4 Lekos with
       • 50 deg. barrels (8)
       • 36 deg. barrels (10)
       • 26 deg. barrels (8)
       • 19 deg. barrels (10)
      
  • (6) 4.5x6.5 Altman 360Q Series ERS @ 750w
  • (12) 8" Altman 75Q Series Fresnels (slide focus)@ 1Kw
  • (30) Source Four PARs, with lens kits @ 750w
  • (20) 8" Altman Star Pars, with lens kits @575w
  • (6 ) Altman Sky Cycs 3 cells ea. @ 1Kw ea.cell
  • (6) Altman 6"x 6'-0" R40 Striplights 3 ckts. 4 cells per ckt. 150w per cell.
  • (2) Altman Explorer HMI Followspots located in Far catwalk.
  • (6) Barndoors for 8" Fresnels
  • (16) Tophats for 7.5"x 7.5" units
  • (25) B size pattern holders for 360Q's
  • (18) B size pattern holders for ETC Sourcefours
  • Adequate Cabling and Color Frames for Inventory
  • Connectors are 2P&G

Note: Please check inventory with Technical Director for any units out for repair.

Fly System and Rigging:
  • Single Purchase Counterweight System. 41 sets total.
  • Grid height: 51'-3"
  • Batten high trim: 49'
  • Batten low trim: 4'
  • Battens are 2" ID steel pipe
  • Battens have 5 loft lines 1 @ CL, 2 @ 11'OC(either side), 2 @ 22'OC(either side)
  • Batten Length: 49' except Line # 40 which has trussed pipe for cyclorama 56'wide.
  • Arbor capacity: 1200lbs
  • Counterweight in house: 20 tons

Lineset Schedule:

Line    Distance From Plaster Line    
 
House Hang
1    2'-2"    
 
Valence (Red)**
2    2'-8"    Main Curtain ** (Red)(Fly or Trav.)
3    3'-2"    #1 Black Border (6x50) & #1 Black Legs (24 x 8)
4    3'-8"    
5    4'-2"    1st Electric ** (32 ckts.)
6    5'-2"    -
7    6'-8"    Movie Screen **
8    7'-2"    -
9    7'-8"    -
10    8'-2"    -
11    8'-8"    #2 Black Border (8x50)
12    9'-2"    #2 Black Legs (24x8)
13    10'-2"    -
14    10'-8"    -
15    11'-8"    -
16    12'-2"    2nd Electric (24 ckts.)
17    13'-8"    -
18    14'-2"    
19    14'-8"    #3 Black Border (8x50)
20    15'-2"    #3 Black Legs (24x8)
21    16'-2"    -
22    17'-2"    3rd Electric (24 ckts.)
23    18'-2"    
24    18'-8"    -
25    19'-2"    
26    20'-8"    #4 Black Border (8x50)
27    21'-2"    #4 Black Legs (24x8)
28    22'-2"    Full Stage Black Traveler
29    23'-2"    -
30    24'-2"    4th Electric (28 ckts.)
31    24'-8"    
32    25'-2"    -
33    26'-2"    
34    27'8"    #5 Black Border (8x50) #5 Black Legs (24x8)
35    28'-2"    
36    29'-2"    Black Scrim
37    30'-2"    5th Electric (16 ckts.)
38    31'-2"    -
39    32'-2"    -
40    33'-2"    Full Stage Split Black
41    34'-8"    Cyclorama **

 
  • The Locking Rail is Stage left at deck level.
  • There is a loading rail Stage Left near grid height.
  • There is a mid-rail Stage Left that is used for loading and as a pin-rail
  • There is a mid-rail Stage Right that can be used as a pin-rail.
  • Soft Goods: (as indicated in Lineset Schedule)
  • 1 49'w x 8'h Burgundy (Red) Velour House Valence with fullness.
  • 1 Burgundy (Red)Velour House Main Curtain will Travel or Fly
  • 1 14'2"h x 28'2"w Movie Screen suitable for front projection only
  • 5 Sets (10) of black velour legs 8'w x 24'h hung flat
  • 5 Black Velour Borders 49'w x 8'h hung flat
  • 1 Black Sharkstooth Scrim 49'w x 24'h
  • 1 Grey Filled Lino Cycloramas 54w x 25'10" h
  • 1 Black Velour Traveler in fullness 51'w x 23'10" h with a 39'6" maximum opening


Audio:

PA
• 4 D&B 24S mains
    Upper and Lower house L/R
• 4 D&B E6 front fills
• 2 D&B 21S subs
• D&B 30D Amplifiers

Consoles

• Midas M32R
    In booth
• Midas M32
    Can be placed in house for shows with live mixing

Monitors:
• 6 QSC K10

Playback:
• Tascam MD-CD1MKIII MiniDisc/CD player
• MAC Mini with Q-Lab


Mics
1 Shure SM58
4 Shure beta 58A
4 Shure beta 57A
2 Shure beta 87C
1 Shure beta 52A
3 Sennheiser e604
2 Sennheiser e609
4 AKG 451 with
    4 CK 1 cardioid capsules
    2 CK 9 shotgun capsules
    2 CK 22 omnidirectional capsules
2 Shure ULXP4 Wireless with
    2 ULX2-M1 handheld transmitters
    2 SM58 capsules
    2 ULX1-M1 beltpack transmitters
    2 93 lavaliere mics
2 Shure ULXD4 Wireless with
    2 ULXD2 handheld transmitters
    2 beta 58A capsules
    2 beta 57A capsules
    2 ULXD1 beltpack transmitters
    2 93 lavaliere mics

Microphone Stands
• 18 K&M Tall tripod with telescoping boom
• 6 K&M short tripod with telescoping boom
• 6 K&M round base straight


Direct Boxes
• 4 Radial ProDI
• 1 Radial Trim Two Stereo DI
• 4 Whirlwind IMP2



Dressing Rooms/ Backstage Facilities:

Stage Level:
  • Visiting Production Office w/ phone line
  • Green room SL will hold 10-15
  • 2 principal dressing rooms SL each with a shower, sink, toilet, mirror suitable for 2-4 individuals each. Wheelchair Accessible.
  • Hallway to Loading dock SR
  • Electrics Shop and Storage Room SR Suitable for case storage or light construction.

Balcony Level:
  • 1 SL upstairs Chorus dressing room w/ 4 cubicles. Showers, Sinks, Toilets, and Mirrors w/ make-up lights. Suitable for 20-24 individuals. Wheelchair Accessible via elevator.

Basement Level:
  • Same as Balcony level.

Note: All dressing rooms, green room, and backstage hallways have stage monitor system and stage manager announce system. Announcements can only be made from the stage manager's console, SL.

Loading Dock:
  • Dock is located at 6 S. Market St., south of Pack Square across from municipal (police/fire) building.
  • Loading dock is 18' wide x 90' long.
  • Dock Height is 41". A small dock plate is available. No Forklift available.
  • Dock Door is 12'w x 10'h. Corridor leads from Dock to Stage via 2 7'5"w x 9'-7"h doors and a 40' hallway.
  • No Shore Power is available.
  • Vehicles may remain in dock overnight with permission from Facilities Manager. Owner assumes all risk of damage.
  • Dock serves multiple facilities and as such is not the property of the theatre, although every effort is made to facilitate users' needs. Loading dock space must be scheduled with the Wortham Center's Facilities Manager in advance for load-in and load-out.

Additional Equipment:
  • 1 Iron
  • 1 Ironing Board
  • 1 Steamer
  • 1 Refrigerator

Contact us:
Diana Wortham Theatre
Wortham Center for the Performing Arts
18 Biltmore Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801

Rae Geoffrey, Managing Director
email: rae@worthamarts.org

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