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Facility Information
Facilities
Zellerbach Playhouse

Technical Specifications

Policies governing the use of Cal Performances facilities

Zellerbach Playhouse is a lab and performance space for the Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies, and is therefore subject to restrictions on availability and use. Please contact Cal Performances for availability and policy regarding use.

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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.

LOADING DOCK

Stage right, 15' (4.57m) from stage, trailer height. Can accommodate only 1 truck at a time. Doors 12 x 16' (3.66m x 4.88m).

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 (Speiker Plaza.) Speiker 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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HOUSE CAPACITY

Audience area can be set up as either proscenium or thrust, with variable configurations.

Maximum Seating- 547
Total Fixed seating- 439

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DIMENSIONS

Stage Dimensions.

Proscenium 66' x 20' (19.20 x 9.14)
Offstage Right varies
Offstage Left varies
Curtain to rear wall 33'10" (10.31m)
Thrust (elevator) 29'4" x 14'8" (8.94m x 4.47m)
Height of stage from auditorium 3'0" (.91m)
Distance to grid 53'
(maximum out trim 47')
(16.15m)


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FLOOR

Flat black particle board floor over sprung fir. Not raked.
Black/White dance floor.

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SOUND EQUIPMENT Stage Manager's console located Stage Right.
Paging and program system to all dressing rooms.

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LIGHTING AND ELECTRICS EQUIPMENT

Lighting Console. Company Switch.

400 Amp, 3 Phase, located Stage Right.

LIGHTING INVENTORY

Followspots.

None.

Additional lighting inventory is shared with Zellerbach Auditorium. Contact CAL Performances for available instruments.

Important Notes: Please advance an inventory and lighting plot. Zellerbach Playhouse does not maintain a gel inventory.

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DRESSING ROOMS

Two dressing rooms one flight down from stage level. 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 Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies and/or other CAL Performances Productions 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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PIANO

Pianos are shared between Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies and Cal Performances.

Steinway Model D, 9' concert grand
Mason & Hamlin, 6' grand piano (suitable for rehearsal)

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.



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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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