Rent Our Facility

You can rent The Colonial Theatre for your event or performance!

The Colonial Theatre, a 501(c)3 nonprofit performing arts center, is an outstanding historic venue boasting ample power for sound and light, knowledgeable non-union crews, and an extremely intimate house with excellent acoustics. For more information about event rentals, corporate rentals, meetings, film screenings, or weddings, contact Vicky Pittman at 603/357-1233 x109 or vicky.pittman@thecolonial.org.

The following is a detailed list of our inventories, abilities, and policies.

 

STAGE DESCRIPTION:

  • Maple hot-sprung deck: 47.5″ from pit level
  • Proscenium: 33′ 7″
  • Depth: 23′ 6″ (add 2’ apron)
  • Wings: 23′ 6″ deep, 16′ (wide with DR stairwell SR)
  • SL stepped entry to deck and stage door; SR ramped entry to deck
  • Enclosed crossover behind upstage wall, 4′ 0″ wide w/emergency exit
  • 44″ x 64″ non-hinged trap door USC
  • 32′ x 8′ thrust extension (available upon prior request)
  • Step units from house to deck available upon request
  • Film projection booth 103′ from plaster line
  • Balcony rail 63′ 4″ from plaster line

CAPACITY

888 seats (42 temporary seats may be added in front orchestra if event technical specs allow for a total of 930 seats)

ON STAGE AUDIENCE CAPACITY

  • 150 standing
  • 125 seated auditorium style
  • 90 seated at tables

ACCESS

  • Loading dock height: 2′ 6″ from pavement
  • Loading dock door: 12′ h x 8′ 6″ w
  • Direct access to stage
  • Dock/space will accommodate 48′ trailer
  • Trucks and buses may not idle while at dock
  • No shore line is available
  • Minimal storage for dead cases

ELECTRICITY

  • 2 – 200 amp three phase services stage left SL (cam locks only)
  • 1 – 400 amp three phase services stage left (cam locks only)
  • 6 floor pockets (stage pin & Edison non-patchable)

IN-HOUSE LIGHTING

  • Light board: ETC 48/96 channel – 22 subs programmable
  • CD-80 dimmer, 72 available (48 on stage, 24 FOH fixed)
  • Telex system; 3 muffs and belt packs; additional sets available with advanced notice

ALTMAN LIGHTING INVENTORY

  • 20 – 6 x 9 Lekos (750 W)
  • 11 – 6 x 12 Lekos (750 W)
  • 9 – 6 x 16 Lekos (750 W fixed)
  • 12 – 8″ Fresnels (1000 W)
  • 8 – 6″ Fresnels (500 W)
  • 24 – Par 64 MFL (1000 W)
  • 12 – Source Four Zooms 15-30 degree (fixed)
  • 12 – L & E Broad Cyc Lights (1000 W)
  • 2 – Altman Voyager Long-Throw (available on prior request only) *House operators only

MULTI CABLE: 2@ 100′, 2@ 80′, 2@ 75′, 2@ 60′
CABLE: 12@ 5′, 11@ 10′, 10@ 25′, 6@ 50′
4 – 10′ booms w/ bases
26 twofers, 8 sidearms, 8 fan-outs, 1 fan-in

SOUND SYSTEM

  • Although the venue owns JBL cabinets and DOLBY processing, this is a film sound application only. No house system. Quotes on live event sound reinforcement are available upon request.
  • Hearing assist devices are available for our audiences.
  • House left and right curtains drawn for non-amplified performances only.

FLY SYSTEM

  • 17-line hemp system (MULTILINE II), pinloft located stage left 28′ above deck level
  • Fixed and reserve line sets as follows:
  • #1 House Valance (variable set trim height) #3, 5, 8 and 17 half-ton chain hoist motorized non-moveable 14″ x 38′ aluminum truss
  • Film screen between #4 and #5 is non-moveable
  • Grid is 50′ 6″; battens fly to 48′ 6″
  • Maximum set piece height is 21′ 6″
  • Maximum travel is 18′ 6″

STAGE RIGGING LOAD LIMITATIONS

The total standard limit for the rope rigging linesets is 290 LBS.
This number includes 190 LBS. of rigging components, therefore:

  • Total additional loading is limited to 100# per rope rigging lineset.
  • Any rope set may be loaded up to 400 LBS.; however the total additional loading of all linesets within a 3-foot space shall not exceed 400 LBS.
  • The chain hoist trusses have an allowable additional uniform distributed load limit of 500 LBS.
  • As per Francis J. Forcier, P.E. Renovation Project Structural Engineer (letters dated Feb. 14 & 23, 1995, on file in the Colonial office)

For further technical specifications, contact Director of Production and Facility, Greg Moore,
at 603/357-1233 x105 or greg.moore@thecolonial.org.

SOFT GOODS

  • 4 pair 10′ x 25′ black velour legs
  • 3 black teasers 7′ x 36′
  • 2-piece full-stage black, each panel 25′ x 20′ w/sewn-in fullness (travels in and out only)
  • 1 seamless Cyclorama 25′ x 38′ w
  • 1 Grand Traveler (at plaster line, 13-second open/close; control stage left & light booth)
  • 1 Grand Valance (variable set trim height)

DRESSING ROOMS

  • One large dressing room with sink, 13′ 6″ x 15′ 6″ with exit to parking lot
  • Two dressing rooms with sinks, 7′ x 12′ 6″
  • Ample lights and mirrors in all dressing rooms
  • Two private restrooms
  • Two rolling wardrobe racks
  • One clothes iron, one ironing board
  • No showers available on premises
  • No laundry facility on premises
  • No catering kitchen on premises

RATES

For more information about event rentals, corporate rentals, meetings, film screenings, or weddings, contact Vicky Pittman at 603/357-1233 x109 or vicky.pittman@thecolonial.org.

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