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Technical Details


Because of limited space in the theater and the high volume of events in our space, we cannot store set pieces, costumes, or other items following your event. Please strike all items immediately following your show. A per day storage fee will be assessed for items left behind; unclaimed items will be discarded after 5 business days.

Script/Tech Chart:

You will need to provide our staff with either a script of your performance or a tech chart, so that we may facilitate your sound/lighting/video projection needs. The tech chart is an excel doc that we ask renters to fill out if their show has multiple parts or multiple groups performing.  It can take the place of a script in terms of letting us know what is going to happen on stage and in what order.  


Room usage fees are inclusive of some equipment (sound and lighting). Equipment that is not included in the room usage fee is charged on a per day basis. Some equipment usage requires additional labor hours in addition to the equipment fee. Specific equipment questions should be addressed to the Technical Director for each space.

Theater Tech:  (see Theater Pricing page for fees)

Drawings, lighting information including Rep plots, channel hookups and inventories, audio inventories, and Projection/Video inventory can be found on UWBox.

Equipment List:

Ballet Barres

Boxes – We have 4 black 24” cubes

Chairs – We have black, padded, armless orchestra chairs readily available.  We have a small variety of other chairs with armrests.  Please discuss needs with technical director.  

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Choral Risers – we have 10 sections of Wenger Signature Choral Risers

Dance Floor (Black or White) for Play Circle: Harlequin Reversible (NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE)

Dance Floor (Black) for Shannon Hall: Harlequin Standfast

Data Projectors – We have a projector for each space.  Click here for more info

DVD or BluRay Player

Flags – We have a USA flag and a State of Wisconsin flag with 6’ poles and bases.

Follow Spot (Shannon Hall only) – see lighting inventory

Gaff Tape – We have a variety of colors and sizes.  Gaff tape is the only tape allowed on the stage floors.

Hazer – Reel EFX DF50 - click here for more info

Laser pointer – We have a green laser pointer.

Laundry (washer & dryer) – We have a washer and dryer in the basement Wardrobe room.

Lectern – We have a total of 3 lecterns that can be used in either space.  

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Microphones – click for more info; inventory available on UW Box

Mirror Ball – We have a 20” mirror ball with motor.

Music Stands and stand lights – We have Wenger Roughneck stands; LED stand lights can be used with AAA batteries or plugged in. 

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Pianos – We have two concert grands; one is set up for classical music and one for jazz.

Pipe & Drape – we have a limited supply of hardware and fabric.  Please discuss needs with technical director. 

Platforms – We have a selection of Wenger StageTek platforms (4’x8’) with 8” legs, 16-28” legs, and 12” Roll-a-Deck legs (on wheels).

Smoke Machine – Martin Magnum 2000 – click here for more info

Stairs to Stage (Shannon Hall) – We have 2 staircases from the outside aisles of Shannon Hall to the stage.  The default position in in-place.  Please discuss your needs with the technical director.


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Tables – We have a selection of 6 and 8 foot folding tables (2’ deep, 30” tall), 2 wooden 24”x18” tables (32” tall), and a small variety of odd sizes.

Use of Open Flame:

Use of open flame on stage is strictly regulated and requires advance communication with the local fire department and additional trained staff on the stage crew. Groups that plan to light a candle, light a match, or use any other stage effects with an open flame must make arrangements at time of contract signing (at least 2 weeks out). There is a $500 fee for violating open flame protocols during an event.