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You must meet with Denis Heron, Technical Director, or Production Department representative. If a meeting is not possible, speak with them via email or phone (information listed above) no later than two weeks before your event to discuss all necessary technical needs.
Producer provides labor (manpower) to load-in, set-up and focus & restore light plot. Producer must have sufficient staff to interact with Theatre’s Technical Director. Producer provides Stage Manager, Lighting Designer, Stagehands, etc. Theatre does not provide stage crew.
A member of your staff or crew must be at the theatre at your scheduled load-in time – no sooner and no later. If you arrive at the theatre prior to your scheduled load-in time, you will not be admitted. Technical Directors do not work regular office hours and are scheduled to be at the theatre at your load-in time in order to advise. Arriving late is a waste of their time and your time.
Producer must provide all equipment and/or effects necessary for the production. This includes props, additional lighting, chairs, stands, music stand lights, as well as tools, tape, gels, extension cords, etc.
The theatre provides the use of our repertory light plot. Symphony Space provides no crew, board operators or gels. Any instruments that are moved must be returned to their original positions by load-out time.
The theatre leases a high quality 24-channel sound system. There is no charge for the use of one microphone with a preset level (Tier 1). There is a fee for the use of additional equipment; this price includes services of a professional operator/engineer for up to 8 hours including a one-hour break (Tier 2).
The theatre has digital and analog projection capabilities. Refer to the "General Specs" page of each theatre for projector and format information. There is a fee for projection, which includes services of a Union Local 306 projectionist for up to 6 hours. If producer is projecting from laptop, the producer must provide the laptop and bring a backup of the media on a CD or USB flash drive. If using a Mac, Producer must bring a Mac to VGA Video adapter. If Producer is playing Video in Full HD on a Mac then Producer will need to bring in a Mac to DVI Adapter.
DANCE FLOOR (PETER JAY SHARP THEATRE ONLY)
The theatre owns six rolls of dance floor. It covers an area 40' x 29'6". The floor can only be used for dance performances. The producer is required to provide tape to secure the sections of floor. No equipment is allowed on the floor and the Technical Director must approve props. Tap is not permitted on the dance floor.
Scenic Elements are not permitted on the stages at Symphony Space. This includes, but is not limited to, walls and platforms specifically designed, created, and enhanced (i.e. painted or covered for a specific look) to create the “environment” for a produced event on stage. The producer may not install such elements.
- Symphony Space is a smoke free environment. There is no smoking allowed anywhere in the building.
- No food or drinks (except water) are allowed on the stage.
- The pianos on stage may not be used as prop tables.
- The producer is required to provide Symphony Space with a certificate of flameproofing for all props, drops, screens and stage decorations prior to load-in.
- By law, no open flame, effects involving fire or pyrotechnics may be used in the theaters.
- The Technical Director must approve the use of any smoke/fog/haze machines.
- You may not use liquids as props.
- Live animals are not permitted.
- Any non-freestanding props or materials that need to be hung from the lighting grid, legs or any stage surface must be approved by the Technical Director, and be flameproofed.
- A closing front-act curtain is not permitted.
- Screwing, bolting, stapling or nailing into the stage floor is not permitted. See the Technical Director for alternatives.
- The stage will be clean and free of debris upon your arrival, and should be restored to the same condition at the conclusion of the event.
- Confetti, glitter or other materials that cannot be swept completely should not be used at Symphony Space. A substantial cleaning fee may result if confetti or glitter is used. Glitter is not permitted if the dance floor is used.
- Props or any stage decorations must be finished and ready to be assembled on the stage. You may not construct or paint these materials in the theater.
- All Symphony Space equipment that is used must be returned to its original position. This includes chairs, music stands, rugs, legs, etc.