Zellerbach Auditorium
Technical Specifications

GENERAL INFORMATION

Policies governing the use of Cal Performances facilities

 

MAILING ADDRESS

Cal Performances
101 Zellerbach Hall #4800
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-4800

Staff Contact Information

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.

DIRECTIONS

Map to Zellerbach
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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 (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.

Stage Entrance:

North side of building, opposite Alumni House.


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HOUSE CAPACITY

Orchestra 1,059
Mezzanine 564
Balcony 391
Total 2014
Pit Seating (movable) 75
Grand Total 2089

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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.

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

Power.

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

Console.

  • DDA QII LCR 32 channel mixer, w/meter bridge, LCR outs and matrixes.
    • Inputs are jumpered for foldback and aux sends to be post cut, fb are pre-eq, aux are post-eq.

Speakers.

  • Front of House
    • Yes folks, they are here, our Meyer M2D arrays are up and working. 1 M2D-SUB with 8 M2D underneath, each side. In addition to them we have a central cluster of 3 x MSL-4 with 3 x DF-2 underhung. Tiers are filled with 2 x UPM-1P and front fill is 4 x M1D across the DS lip when appropriate. New chain motor rigging for all of the hung PA. Meyer Remote Monitoring System.
      • MAPP file of the 1khz sound field, though the Subs are not accurate. MAPP it yourself with this csv file.
      • Check back later for more as this system develops.
      • Thanks to everyone at Meyer Sound who have helped make this system happen.
    • 2 Meyer 650-R2 Subwoofers
      • The following units are no longer hung; 4 Meyer MSL-3

  • Onstage
    • 6 Meyer UM-1P
      • Also available; 4 JBL 4604B

Amplifiers/Processors.

  • FOH Meyer System-
  • Processing and tuning for the M2D Arrays is expected mid-October, however, they sound notably better than the MSL-3's out of the box.
    • For the MSL-3, 2 Meyer M-3 Processors
    • 2 Crest 4001 Amplifiers- Low Frequency
    • 1 Crest 7001 Amplifier- Sub Woofers
    • 2 Crest 4801 Amplifiers- High Frequency
  • 1 Klark-Technic DN-360 1/3 Octave stereo equalizer.
  • 2 Ashley GQX-3102 1/3 Octave stereo equalizers
  • Behringer GEQ3102 1/3 Octave stereo equalizer
  • 3 DBX 166XL 2 Channel Compressor/Limiters
  • 3 Yamaha SPX990 effects processors
  • 1 Crest 3501 Amplifier- Monitors
  • 1 QSC RMW1450 Amplifier

Tape Decks.

  • 2 Otari MX-5050BII 1/4 in, 1/2 track stereo (3 3/4, 7 1/2, 15 ips)
  • 1 Denon DN-790R Cassette Recorder
  • 1 Denon DN-C680 CD player.

Microphones.

  • 3 Shure SM57
  • 10 Shure SM58
  • 3 Shure SM89
  • 3 Shure SM81
  • 2 Shure SM99-16 lecturn mics.
  • 3 AKG C3000
  • 3 Crown PCC 160
  • 4 Shure UHF wireless, choice of 4 handheld Beta 87's OR four body packs with lavalier capsules. Requires advance notice.
  • 2 Countryman Direct Boxes

Microphone Stands.

Approximate Inventory.
  • 7 Ultimate 9" round base stands with booms
  • 2 Atlas MS-25E triangle base full stands
  • 4 Atlas MS-4E round base 1/2 stands
  • 4 Atlas full stands
  • 3 Atlas 1/2 stands
  • 4 Atlas triangle bases
  • 4 round bases
  • 8 booms of various manufacture
  • 7 desk stands

Intercom.

  • RTS Systems 2 channel intercom. Stations located throughout Auditorium. Interfaces with two, Telex single channel, four beltpack wireless.
    System Base station #1 beltpack #2 Beltpack #3 Beltpack #4 Beltpack
     
    Zellerbach BTR-200-II 183.730 207.800 207.425 206.800 203.000
    Zellerbach BTR-300 180.600 209.950 209.475 208.950 208.150
    Playhouse (next door) 154.570 171.905 171.045 170.245 169.505

  • Interface to Clear-Com system available.
  • Stage Manager's Console can be located Stage Left or Stage Right. Paging and program system to all dressing rooms.

Touring Mix Position.

  • House mix position located rear of auditorium, orchestra level, rows W-Z, seats 1-15 (32 seats total).

Assisted Listening System.

  • Sennheiser single channel infrared listening system.

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 Console.

  • ETC Obsession II Lighting Control Computer, software version 4.2, 3 DMX ports, 750 channel limit.
  • ETC Remote Focus Unit
  • ETC Remote Video Interface
  • AVAB Cuepatch
    • 60 Two-scene channel faders. 21 Two-scene memory submasters, pagable up to 9 times for a total of 189 cues. Dimmer/channel soft patch, chase module, bump buttons.
  • AVAB 24 channel interface to analog 0-10 VDC available.

Dimmers.

  • Ward Leonard SCR dimmers with AVAB DDII digital trigger cards.
  • 28 @ 6K (#1-30)
  • 27 @ 12K (#31-60)
  • 2 ETC 48 x 2.4 KW Portable Dimmer Rack
  • 6 non-dims @ 6K

Company Switch/Patch Panel.

  • 1000A 3 phase switch located 50' (15.24m) off Stage Right.
  • Patch Panel located Stage Right

Circuits/Lighting Positions (All circuits old style twist.).

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 17 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
SR Gallery 22 20A
SL Gallery 22 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

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LIGHTING INVENTORY

Followspots.

  • 2 Lycian Model 1278, 2500W Metal Halide SuperStars, use regular super-trooper color frames.

Lighting Instruments

Lekos

2 5 deg. 1K Prehung 1st Beam FOH
4 6x22 1K Prehung 1st Beam FOH
6 S4-10* 575W Prehung 1st Beam FOH
20 8x9 1K Prehung 1st Beam FOH
4 6x22 1K Prehung 2nd Beam FOH
22 S4-10* 575W Prehung 2nd Beam FOH
12 S4-10* 575W Prehung 2nd Slot FOH
12 6x22 1K Prehung 1st Slot FOH
12 6x16 1K Prehung 1st Slot FOH
8 6x22 1K Axial Mount Century
26 6x16 1K Axial Mount Century
75 1K Axial Mount Century bodies
120 750W Off-Axial Mount Century bodies
100 6x9 Lenses
77 6x12 Lenses

Source Four.

16 19 deg. 575W
20 26 deg. 575W
44 36 deg. 575W
6 10 deg. 575W Prehung 1st beam FOH
12 10 deg. 575W Prehung 2nd slot FOH
22 10 deg. 575W Prehung 2nd beam FOH

Fresnels.

6 10" (.25m) 2K Strand
10 10" (.25m) 2K Colortran
10 8" (.25m) 1K New Strand
54 8" (.20m) 1K Century
6 8" (.20m) 1K Strand
4 6" (.15m) 750W Century

Par Cans.

75 PAR 64 1K (30-NSP, 60-MFL, 10-WFL, 10-VNSP lamps)

Striplights/Cyc Lights

8 3 circ. 1K IANERO Far Cyc
10 4 circ. 300W R40 Flood strip lights, B/R/G/A roundels. (18 additional units are generally hung in the Playhouse)

Effects

  • 1- DF-50 Hazer
  • 1- Rosco 1500 Fogger

Additional Equipment.

  • 10-13' (3.96m) Booms with top rings
  • 52- Boom side-arms
  • Prehung work lights
  • Ladders, Electric Personnel Lift.
  • 16 - 6 circuit socopex multicables, (100' - 150')
  • 16 - Twistlock fanouts, 6 - Pin fanouts.
  • Assorted Cable, Twofers

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
1 1'2" (.36m) 76' (23.16m) Grand Drape
2 2'2" (.66m) 76' (23.16m) Hard Header
3 2'8" (.81m) 76' (23.16m) Hard Legs
5 3'3" (.99m) 75' (22.86m) Orchestra Shell Ceiling
6 3'9" (1.14m) 62' (18.90m) Bridge/1st Electric
7 4'11" (1.50m) 62' (18.90m) Bridge/1st Electric
8 7' (2.13m) 76' (23.16m) Orchestra Shell Ceiling
9 7'8" (2.34m) 76' (23.16m)
10 8'4" (2.54m) 76' (23.16m)
11 9' (2.74m) 76' (23.16m)
12 9'8" (2.95m) 76' (23.16m)
13 10'4' (3.15m) 76' (23.16m)
14 11' (3.35m) 76' (23.16m)
15 11'9" (3.58m) 76' (23.16m)
16 12'5" (3.78m) 76' (23.16m)
17 13' (3.96m) 68' (20.75m) Fixed Orchestra Shell Ceiling
18 14' (4.27m) 62' (18.9m) 2nd Electric
19 15'7" (4.75m) 76' (23.16m)
20 16'4" (4.98m) 76' (23.16m)
21 17' (5.18m) 76' (23.16m)
22 17'8" (5.38m) 76' (23.16m)
23 18'4" (5.59m) 76' (23.16m)
24 19' (5.79m) 76' (23.16m)
25 19'8" (5.99m) 76' (23.16m)
26 20'4" (6.20m) 76' (23.16m)
27 21'4" (6.50m) 68' (20.75m) Fixed Orchestra Shell Ceiling
28 22'9" (6.93m) 62' (18.9m) 3rd Electric
29 24'6" (7.47m) 76' (23.16m)
30 25'4" (7.72m) 76' (23.16m)
31 26' (7.92m) 76' (23.16m)
32 26'8" (8.13m) 76' (23.16m)
33 27'4" (8.33m) 76' (23.16m)
34 28' (8.53m) 76' (23.16m)
35 28'8" (8.74m) 76' (23.16m)
36 29'4" (8.94m) 76' (23.16m)
37 30' (9.14m) 76' (23.16m)
38 30'8" (9.35m) 76' (23.16m)
39 31'4" (9.55m) 76' (23.16m)
40 32' (9.75m) 76' (23.16m)
41 33' (10.06m) 62' (18.9m) 4th Electric
42 34'4" (10.46m) 76' (23.16m)
43 35' (10.67m) 76' (23.16m)
44 35'8" (10.87m) 76' (23.16m)
45 36'4" (11.07m) 76' (23.16m)
46 37' (11.28m) 76' (23.16m)
47 38' (11.58m) 76' (23.16m)
47a 38'9" (11.81m) 76' (23.16m) Last seven line, full length lineset.
48 40'6" (12.34m) 68' (20.75m) Obstruction SR
49 41'10 (12.52m) 68' (20.75m) Obstruction SR
50 42'5" (12.93m) 68' (20.75m) Obstruction SR

Notes:

All Pipes 1 1/2" O.D. 76' pipes have seven lines: Center, +/- 12', +/- 24' and +/- 36'.

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ORCHESTRA SHELL

8 piece custom Wenger shell, each tower is 10'-6" wide. Height varies from 30' - 24'. Canary Yellow.

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

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.

REHEARSAL SPACE

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

PIANO

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.

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