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Zellerbach Auditorium

Technical Specifications

Policies governing the use of Cal Performances facilities

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CREW INFORMATION

Cal Performances manages Zellerbach Auditorium, Zellerbach Playhouse, the William Randolph Hearst Greek Theatre, and Wheeler Auditorium. Cal Performances is governed by a union contract between the University of California, Berkeley, and the University Professional and Technical Employees (UPTE), Local 1, which is affiliated with the Communication Workers of America (CWA). All stagehand employees are professional, non-student positions. Please call in advance regarding IATSE labor or "yellow card" shows.

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DIRECTIONS



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LOADING DOCK

U.S. Interstate 80 to Ashby Avenue exit. East two miles to Telegraph Avenue, North (left) on Telegraph one mile to Bancroft Way, West (left). One block to Dana Court. North (right) 50 feet to first driveway on right (Spieker Plaza.) Spieker Plaza is designated "pedestrians only," vehicle access is barred by bollards. Prior arrangements must be made to have the bollards dropped in order to access the Loading Dock. If you get stuck in a truck outside the bollards, call the stage door guard at 642-0212 to try to get someone to lower them for you. No parking in Loading Dock; all arrangements for parking permits must be made in advance. Map.

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STAGE ENTRANCE

North side of building, opposite Alumni House.



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HOUSE CAPACITY

Orchestra 1,069
Mezzanine 394
Tiers 160
Balcony 382
Total 2005 (including all accessible seating and companion seats)
Use small pit (remove Orchestra rows AA-DD) -77=1928 capacity
Use large pit (remove Orchestra rows AA-FF) -129=1876 capacity


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LOADING DOCK

Stage right, 15' (4.58m) from stage, trailer height. Can accomodate only 1 truck at a time. Doors 12x16' (3.66m x 4.88m). Access by advance notice only.

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STAGE DIMENSIONS

Proscenium 63'x30' (19.20m x 9.14m)
Typical Trim 40-44' x 22-24' (12.2m-13.5m x 6.71m-7.32m)
Offstage Right 30' (9.5m)
Offstage Left 12' (3.66m)
Curtain to rear wall 44' (13.4m)
Curtain to last line set 42'5" (12.95m)
Curtain to edge of apron 6' (1.85m)
Curtain to edge of pit 18'6" (5.65m)
Orchestra Pit 12'6" (deepest point) (3.84m)
Height of stage from auditorium 3'6" (1.07m)
Distance to grid 80' (max. out trim 73') (24.4m)


Note: Pit can accomodate up to 50 musicians. Wagnerian pit is also available, expanding pit area to 19' (5.8m); and diminishing house capacity in orchestra by 53 seats. Rows EE & FF must be removed.



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FLOOR

  • Stage Floor
    • Flat black particle board floor over sprung fir. Not raked.

  • Sprung Floor
    • L'Aire — approximate size 58' x 36' including side ramps. Advance notice, set-up time and labor required. Pianos, heavy scenery or other possibly damaging loads not allowed.

  • Dance Floor
    • 1 — Black/White Gerriets Rosin dance floor.
    • 1 — Black/White Rosco No Rosin
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SOFT GOODS

Grand Drape (Blue) Stage Left pull 2 person pull.
Legs, 5 pair (Black) 26' x 40' (7.92m x 12.2m)
Borders, 5 (Black) 72' x 12' (21.95m x 3.66m)
Black Scrim 30' x 60' (9.14m x 18.3m)
White Scrim 30' x 60' (9.14m x 18.3m)
White Muslin Bounce 30' x 60' (9.14m x 18.3m)
Cyclorama (Gerriets Opera White-plastic) 40' x 70' (12.19m x 21.34m)


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SOUND EQUIPMENT

Main Loudspeaker Arrays

  • 16 x Meyer M2D (flown 8 per side)
  • 2 X Meyer M2D subwoofer (flown one per side)

Center Cluster Loudspeakers

  • 3 X Meyer MSL4
  • 3 X Meyer DF4 down fill

Subwoofers on stage

  • 2 X Meyer 650

Near Fill Loudspeakers

  • 2 X Meyer CQ-1
  • 2 X Meyer UPJ (tier fill)
  • 4 X Meyer M1D (front fill)

Monitor Loudspeakers

  • 10 X Meyer UM1P monitor wedges
  • 10 X Meyer UPJ - permanently mounted in lighting booms onstage left and right - 5 per side

Loudspeaker Management System

  • Meyer Galileo 616 (at FOH mix position)

Console

  • 1 X Avid SC-48

Wireless Microphone Systems

  • 4 X channels of Shure UHF-R (handheld or bodypack with Countryman E6)

Microphones

  • 7 X Shure SM81 condenser
  • 7 X Shure SM58 dynamic
  • 2 X Shure Beta58 dynamic
  • 4 X Shure SM57 dynamic
  • 3 X Crown PCC 160 (phase coherent) condenser
  • 6 X Countryman Type 85 active DI Box
  • 2 X Radial Passive DI Box
  • 3 X Whirlwind PC DI

Playback

  • 2 X Denon CD Player with wired remotes.

Power

  • 200 Amp, 3 Phase transformer isolated service- all female cam-lock tie-in stage right.

Intercom

  • Clear-Com Systems intercom party line. Stations located throughout the auditorium.

Meyer Sound Constellation variable acoustic system

Sound reinforcement system installed by Meyer Sound

Important Notes:

Some sound equipment inventory is shared with the Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies and used in other facilities, please check in advance to see what is available.

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LIGHTING AND ELECTRICS EQUIPMENT

Lighting Consoles

  • ETC EOS 8k Lighting Control Computer, Software version 1.9.11, 8192 Outputs
  • External 2 x 20 Fader Wing
  • ETC ION with 1x20 Fader Wing
  • ETC Smartfade 24/48
  • ETC Remote Video Interface for designer workstation.
  • 3 DMX 2 port Gateway (DMX Out)
  • 1 DMX 2 port Gateway (DMX In)
Dimmers

  • Ward Leonard SCR dimmers with AVAB DDII digital trigger cards.
  • 28 @ 6K
  • 22 @ 12K
  • 6 non-dims @ 6K, 120V
  • House circuits and above dimmers & non-dims are configured via telephone-style patch panel SR
  • 4 ETC 48 x 2.4 KW Portable Dimmer Rack - 2 per circuit patch panel, 16 Soca Pex 19pin Outputs, & Stage Pin output. Each portable rack is loaded with 48 D20 dimmers
Company Switch/Patch Panel

  • 1000A 3 phase switch located 50' (15.24m) off Stage Right.
  • 3 x 400A 3 phase switches (Lex Products PowerGATE) located 50' (15.24m) off Stage Right. Connections are all female Cam-Lok at the panel.
  • Patch Panel & Portable Dimmers located Stage Right
Circuits/Lighting Positions

  • All circuits old-style twist (ground out) non-NEMA, 20A
    1st Beam 40 20A 60' (18.3m) to plasterline, 51' (15.6m) above stage
    2nd Beam 28 20A 60' (22.9m) to plasterline, 54' (16.5m) above stage
    Balcony Rail 8 20A 89' (27.13m) to plasterline
    Mezzanine Rail 16 20A 69' (21.03m) to plasterline
    1st Electric 46 20A 3-9' (1.14m) to plasterline
    " " 5 30A
    2nd Electric 24 20A 14'6" (27.13m) to plasterline
    3rd Electric 24 20A 23'5'' (7.14m) to plasterline
    4th Electric 24 20A 33'9'' (10.3m) to plasterline
    DSR AP Wall 6 20A (5 used for AP Reh. lights.)
    DSL AP Wall 6 20A (5 used for AP Reh. lights.)
    Pit Floor 3 20A
    SL Slot 1 14 20A
    SL Slot 2 20 20A
    SR Slot 1 13 20A
    SR Slot 2 14 20A
    DSR Floor (4) 4 20A (each pocket, total 16)
    USR Floor (3) 4 20A (each pocket, total 12)
    DSL Floor (4) 4 20A (each pocket, total 16)
    USL Floor (3) 4 20A (each pocket, total 12)
    SR Proscenium 6 20A
    SL Proscenium 6 20A
    OFF L 2 50A (old style twist)
    OFF R 2 50A (old style twist)repeats SL


    Lighting Inventory

    Followspots

    • 4 Robert Juliat Cyrano 1015-M follow spots. 3°-8° zoom, 2500w HMI lamp @ 6000° K, electronic ballast. Does not accept super trouper color frames.
    • 2 Lycian Model 1278, 2500W Metal Halide SuperStars, use regular super trouper color frames.
    Lighting Instruments

    Pre-hung per position:
    2nd Beam FOH: 32 Source Four 10° 750W
    1st Beam FOH: 12 Source Four 10° 750W, 18 Source Four 14° 750W
    2nd Slot FOH (SL & SR): 14 Source Four 10° 750W (each side)
    1st Slot FOH (SL & SR): 14 Source Four 19° 750W, 1 Source Four 10° 750W (each side)
    Balcony Rail: 6 Source Four 5° 750W
    Mezzanine Rail: 7 Source Four 10° 750W, 9 Source Four 14° 750W

    On-Stage hung as needed. Standard rep plot information available upon request.

    Additional Inventory

    • 8 Strand IRIS "3" Model 3468, 3 Cell Cyc Light (rigged to fly).
    • 200+ Source Four Ellipsoidal bodies with assorted lens tubes.
    • 12 Source Four Ellipsoidal Zoom, 15° - 30°, 750W  
    • 12 Source Four Ellipsoidal Zoom, 25° - 50°, 750W  
    • 14 @ 50°  
    • 106 @ 36°    
    • 80 @ 26°    
    • 41 @ 19°    
    • 15 @ 14°
    • 10 Onstage Towers, 10 Source Four fixtures per tower.
    • 80 PAR 64 with various lamp options (VNSP - WFL).
    • 25 Source Four Par with various lens options (VNSP - WFL), 750W
    • 23 Strand 10" 2K Fresnel
    • 18 Wybron CXI Color Scrollers

      Additional Equipment

    • Prehung work lights
    • Ladders, Electric Personnel Lift.
    • Assorted Cable, Twofers, Multicable and break-outs.
    Important Notes: Some lighting inventory is shared with the Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies. Lighting equipment available only upon advance notice. Please advance an inventory, lighting plot, and associated paperwork. Zellerbach Hall does not maintain a reliable gel inventory.

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    VIDEO

    • Panasonic WV-D5100HS Camera mounted in projection booth, fixed stage view.
    • Color monitor for stage manager.
    • Color monitor mounted in center of Lobby.
    • Black & White camera available for fixed view of conductor.
    • 12" Black & White monitor of conductor for stage manager.
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    PROJECTION

    • 16' X 16' front projection roll-up screen available. Requires hanging to a system pipe. No in-house slide, video or film projectors.
    • A 750W Xenon projector with a 6:9 zoom lens is recommended for slides projected from the booth.
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    LINESET SCHEDULE

    Line # Dist. to Plasterline Pipe Length Notes
    FC 0 - 7" (0.18m) 65' Fire Curtain - Motorized; not tied into fire alarm system
    1 1'2" (.36m) 74' (22.55m) Main Curtain - Variable Speed Motor (560ft/min)
    2 2'3" (0.68m) 74' (22.55m) Hard Header
    3 2'10" (0.86m) 74' (22.55m) Hard Legs
    4 3'4" (1m) 74' (22.55m)
    5a 3'11" (1.19m) 60' (18.28m) Bridge Electric DS - Fixed Speed Motorized
    5b 5'0" (1.52m) 60' (18.28m) Bridge Center Pipe - Fixed Speed Motorized
    5c 6'0" (1.52m) 60' (18.28m) Bridge Electric US - Fixed Speed Motorized
    6 7'1" (2.15m) 74' (22.55m)
    8 7'9" (2.36m) 74' (22.55m) Constellation Audio Line Set
    9 8'3" (2.51m) 74' (22.55m)
    10 9'4" (2.84m) 74' (22.55m)
    11 10'5" (3.17m) 74' (22.55m)
    12 11'2" (3.40m) 74' (22.55m)
    13 11'10" (3.60m) 74' (22.55m)
    14 12'6" (3.81m) 74' (22.55m)
    15 13'3" (4.03m) 74' (22.55m)
    16 12'3" (4.34m) 74' (22.55m) Raceway Electric
    17/td> 15'6" (4.72m) 74' (22.55m)
    18 3'4" (1m) 74' (22.55m)
    19 17'2" (5.23m) 74' (22.55m)
    20 17'9" (5.41m) 74' (22.55m)
    21 18'4" (5.58m) 74' (22.55m)
    22 19'1" (5.81m) 74' (22.55m)
    23 19'9" (6.01m) 74' (22.55m) Constellation Audio Line Set
    24 20'5" (6.22m) 74' (22.55m)
    25 21'4" (6.50m) 74' (22.55m)
    26 22'10" (6.95m) 74' (22.55m)
    27 24'0" (7.31m) 74' (22.55m) Raceway Electric
    28 25'4" (7.72m) 74' (22.55m)
    29 26'2" (7.97m) 74' (22.55m)
    30 26'8" (8.12m) 74' (22.55m)
    31 27'5" (8.35m) 74' (22.55m)
    32 28'0" (8.53m) 74' (22.55m)
    33 28'9" (8.73m) 74' (22.55m)
    34 29'6" (8.99m) 74' (22.55m)
    35 30'1" (9.16m) 74' (22.55m)
    36 30'9" (9.37m) 74' (22.55m)
    37 31'5" (9.57m) 74' (22.55m)
    38 32'0" (9.75m) 74' (22.55m)
    39 32'10" (10.0m) 74' (22.55m)
    40 33'7" (10.23m) 74' (22.55m)
    41 34'9" (10.59m) 74' (22.55m) Raceway Electric
    42 36'1" (10.99m) 74' (22.55m)
    43 36'10" (11.22m) 74' (22.55m)
    44 37'7" (11.45m) 74' (22.55m) Constellation Audio Line Set
    45 38'3" (11.65m) 74' (22.55m)
    46 39'2" (11.93m) 74' (22.55m)
    47 39'10" (12.14m) 74' (22.55m)
    48 40'7" (12.36m) 70' (21.33m) Short Line Set, Obstruction SR
    49 41'11" (12.77m) 70' (21.33m) Short Line Set, Obstruction SR
    50 42'6" (12.95m) 70' (21.33m) Short Line Set, Obstruction SR


    Notes: All Pipes 1.5" O.D. Truss Battens. 74' pipes have seven lines: Center, +/- 12', +/- 24' and +/- 36'.

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    ORCHESTRA SHELL

    8 piece Wenger "mini-shell," each unit is 6' wide by 12' high. Top flipper can play vertically or angle down. Medium Gray.



    Orchestra chairs — black with chrome railings — 145



    Music stands — Manhassett and Hamilton — 90. Black.



    Music stands — Collapsing, Hamilton Model 600-N, Chrome — 10



    Music stand lights — generally lamped at 60 watts — 100



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    PROPERTIES

    • 6 — 2' x 8' tables
    • 2 — 2' x 6' tables
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    DRESSING ROOMS

    One star dressing room, stage level, stage left. Seven additional dressing rooms one flight down, stage left. All dressing rooms equipped with monitors and page system. Dressing rooms have mirrors with lights, costume racks and dressing tables. Toilet facilities and showers are conveniently located. Some dressing rooms are shared with the Center for Theatre Arts and are subject to availability.

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    REHEARSAL SPACE

    Space is available locally upon advance arrangement. Call for rates, reservations and availability.

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    PIANOS

    • Steinway & Sons New York, Model D, 9' concert grand, serial number-560300 (built in 2001)
    • Steinway & Sons New York, Model D, 9' concert grand, serial number- 407148 (built in 1968)
    • Mason & Hamlin, 6' piano, serial number 72138, suitable for rehearsal
    • Knight Upright
    Tuning arrangements must coordinate with production schedule.
  • Rental Information

    In addition to our fine arts program, as part of the mission of Cal Performances we are able to provide professional quality facilities and services for UC Berkeley on-campus users, community groups, and professional promoters and presenters. The facility is capable of accommodating a wide range of special events such as concerts, dance, music, theatre, and other performing arts disciplines, as well as lectures, symposia, seminars, and other entertainment or education related activities, at competitive market-based rental rates.

    Rental dates are generally released in one-year-advance increments for campus and public use in the spring of the preceding year. Rental dates are available on a first-come, first-served basis and may be limited due to the high level of activity in the venues.

    For more information about rental guidelines, rates, and other information, contact Cal Performances at eventscalperfs.berkeley.edu.

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    Rental Rates
    Rental rates are set according to the following guidelines:

    On Campus Users
    This includes departments, student groups, campus affiliated organizations, or other campus units which are recognized by the University. On campus users may rent the facility according to established recharge rates which are approved each year by the Office of Financial and Business Services.

    Off Campus Users with Campus Sponsorship
    This includes off campus users who have an established sponsorship with a campus group as defined above. Off campus users with campus sponsorship are required to use the campus sponsor as coordinating department for all billing of event expenses. The campus sponsor must be appropriately represented as the coordinating department, and proper credit and acknowledgement must be made in all advertising and promotion. Call for more information about campus sponsorship guidelines.

    Off Campus Users
    The facilities are also available for rental to off campus users. Since Cal Performances' facilities require a campus sponsor, for off campus users the campus sponsor can be Cal Performances. In addition to the recharge rates for the use of campus facilities, off campus users will pay an additional University fee to Cal Performances, which is negotiated on a per case basis.

    Facility Recharge Rates

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    Additional Information
    Campus users have priority over off-campus users. Hertz Hall, Wheeler Auditorium and Zellerbach Playhouse have restrictions on their use because of campus assignment (classroom scheduling or lab/performance assignment). The Greek Theatre is restricted by campus use conditions and is also governed by Agreement. In general, Cal Performances' facilities are limited to fine arts, educational, or other entertainment related events. The use of University facilities for commercial or fundraising purposes is subject to approval in advance of reservation. Please see the Technical Specifications for more details on the conditions of facility use.

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    Facilities most commonly available for rental are:
    Zellerbach Auditorium (2005 seats)
    Wheeler Auditorium (705 seats)
    General Questions: ticketsatcalperformances.org

    Ticket Office: 510.642.9988

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