Rental Policies

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Lighting and Audio Technician

It is the renter’s responsibility to hire their own technicians. Sierra 2 can provide a list of technicians and production companies that have supplied lighting and audio to our theater renters. Sierra 2 Center Facility Monitors and office personnel are not technicians and will not be able to assist with theater equipment. It is the responsibility of the technician to return color gels or fixtures that have been removed or moved and re-set the basic house plot the day of the strike.

Seating

The theater capacity is 296 and contains 257 fixed seats with space for 34 folding chairs and five wheelchairs. Wheelchair access is available by an inside hallway theater entrance through the main building. Raked seating allows for excellent sight lines. Seats are numbered, allowing open or reserved seating as seen in the detailed theater seating chart. The accessible seating chart shows ADA entrances.

Stage

The theater stage is elevated, measuring roughly 30′ x 30′ and includes a proscenium, cyclorama, black velvet curtains and a motorized 16′ x 16′ projection screen. A small area at the base of the stage can accommodate a piano or small orchestra. See the Stage Diagram and Stage and House Dimensions for more information.

Lighting

The theater is equipped with an ETC Element 40-250 programmable lighting control console.  The console allows straightforward programming of cues and up to 40 submasters. There are 34 dimmers rated at 2400 watts each, hard patched to the three fixed electrics and the FOH lighting beam.  DMX runs between the control booth and stage, allowing for the integration of additional dimmers or intelligent lighting.

The theater is configured with lighting divided into 3 upstage areas and 3 downstage areas – each 8 feet deep  – giving a uniformly lit 16 foot deep general performance area (25 feet wide).

Sound

In the control booth the theater’s core sound system consists of a Yamaha 16 channel mixer with hook-ups for XLR or 1/4″ mics, 2 QSC amplifiers and two flown QSC AP-5102 2-Way Passive Enclosure 500 Watt speakers. There is a CD player/iPod/MP3/WMA combo unit and an auxiliary input in the control booth for input (XLR) of a third party playback device.

Wired and wireless microphones, Eartec Wireless Communication headphones, QSC E10 10-Inch Passive Speaker Stage Monitors, piano, cabling, and a portable PA system are available for rent.

Dressing Rooms

Two dressing rooms at stage right access directly to the stage. Both dressing rooms include sinks, mirrors and dressing racks. Toilets are located down the hall from the dressing rooms. No showers are available. The main hallway near the dressing rooms contains vending machines with sodas, water and snacks.

The Garden Room or other nearby rental spaces are available for receptions, open dressing rooms or as a back stage holding area.

Accessibility

The theater is wheelchair accessible from the front main and south end entrances of the Sierra 2 Center. Handicap restrooms are located near the theater in the main lobby.

Parking

Sierra 2 has two free parking lots and various on-street parking options.

Publicity

Renters can hang a 4-8′ banner outside the theater entrance. There are five hooks installed at two foot intervals above the front steps. There are also community bulletin boards inside the main building where flyers and posters may be hung. Sierra 2 will advertise shows free of charge in our monthly newspaper, The Viewpoint, and on our website. Please submit your announcement using this form. No events may be announced or publicized in any manner (including “save the date” announcements) until a fully executed rental contract and full deposit is on file.

Box Office

The theater does not have a box office and the Sierra 2 Center will not sell tickets. Renters either sell advance tickets online or at the door the day of the show.

Staff

It is the renters responsibility to hire all theater staff, i.e., House Manager, Stage Manager, Box Office and Ushers.

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