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Mark C. Smith Concert Hall

The luxurious Mark C. Smith Concert Hall, seating 1,955 continental style, is a performing venue for everything from Broadway to ballet and symphonies to concerts. The theatre also is used as a meeting area for conferences and seminars.

The Concert Hall has dressing room accommodations for sixty performers and a double-bay loading dock accessible at stage level through a 12’ x 18’ service door. The stage has a 54’ x 48’ performing area, a hydraulic orchestra pit, a 54 line counterweight system, a full orchestra acoustical shell and complete sound and lighting systems. Two rehearsal rooms and the Green Room reception area are adjacent to the Concert Hall.

COMMERCIAL RENTAL: $2,750 per day or 12% of gross ticket receipts after taxes, whichever is
greater. $3,750 flat rate for events generating revenue beyond the control of the VBC. $3,250 flat rate for
events with no traditional revenue generated.

NON-COMMERCIAL RENTAL: $2,250 per day or 10% of gross ticket receipts after taxes, whichever
is greater. $3,750 flat rate for events generating revenue beyond the control of the VBC. $3,250 flat rate
for events with no traditional revenue generated.

NON-COMMERCIAL RENTAL: Applies to qualified religious, charitable or educational organizations where no admission is charged, no fee is taken, no collection is made or no revenue is derived. Local non-profit organizations that charge admission, take fees, collections or derive revenue may qualify for the non-commercial rental.

RENTAL RATES: include basic lighting, heating and/or air conditioning and water as installed. With the exception of basic lighting equipment, all labor, supplies and equipment are considered additional expenses and will be charged at rates as outlined in the EQUIPMENT, SERVICES & STAFFING, and AUDIOVISUAL sheets.

BALLET ROOM RENTAL:$225 per day

MOVE-IN / MOVE-OUT and rehearsal dates are calculated at sixty percent (60%) of the normal daily rental rates.

INSURANCE can be obtained by the VBC at the applicable rate.

House
Auditorium - Continental Seating
Capacity - 1,955
Orchestra - 1,274
Balcony - 603
Orchestra Pit - 78
Stage
Proscenium Width - 54'
Proscenium Height - 25'
Stage depth, back wall to plaster line - 48'
Apron - 6'6" at center, arcs to 0'0" at sides
Hydraulic Orchestra Pit - 12' wide, Travels Down 12'3"
Stage Floor - Wood
S-R Wing - 18'
S-L Wing - 40'
Gridiron Height - 65'
Grand Curtain - Manual Operation S-R (Black Velour)
Grand Curtain Opening - 54' wide x 25' high
49 Scenery Battens - 70' long, 1-3/4"Truss Battens
5 Electric Battens - 70' long, 1-3/4"Truss Battens
Fly Rail SR - 25' high
4 Sets of Legs & Borders (Black)
(Legs 25-1/2' x 14-1/2', Borders 70' x 11')
2 Travelers (Black)
5 Electric Pipes
1 Cyclorama - 75' wide, white leno
70 Music Stands
Normal Mixing Location 8' x 18' House Right 75' from Plaster Line
 
Stage Power
Road Show - SR One 3 Phase 400 amp per leg
SR Two 3 Phase 400 amp Service
One 3 Phase 200 amp Service

SL One 3 Phas 200 amp Service

 
Lighting System
ETC Sensor
Dimmer Rack on ACN NET3
442 2k Dimmers
DMX Console
2 Universe DMX Path
 
Front Lighting
2 Coves with 60 750w-1kw Fixtures
2 Box Booms with Total of 20 750w ellipsoidals
3 Lycian 1290 KLT 2kw Zenon Follow Spots
 
Stage Lighting
1st Electric - 20 Kliegl 1000w Fresnels plus source four par high sides
4 Sets of Border Strips
Additional Lighting Instruments Available
 
Sound System
Distributed array of EV 3-way and sub-bass loudspeakers, balcony satellites and under balcony fills.
Crown CTs Series power amplifiers, with network monitoring and control
Yamaha LS9-32 digital mixing console and digital snake
Shure handheld, lapel wireless, Countryman earset and Sennheiser dynamic microphones
Clear-Com 2 channel intercom and InfraRed hearing assistance
 
Dressing Rooms
Location - Stage Level
7 Rooms - Total Capacity of 52
All with Lighted Mirrors, Toilets and Showers
All Have Clothes Racks and A.C. Outlets
 
Loading Dock
20' to Stage Door at Stage Level
Stage Door 12' wide x 18' high
Mechanical Aids
 
Miscellaneous
Risers 4' x 8' x 8" or 16"
Folding and Straight Chairs
Upright and 5', 7', and 9' Grand Pianos
Acoustical Orchestra Shell
 
Stagehands
Union Crew

 

The Von Braun Center Concert Hall is proud to host Broadway Theatre League, Huntsville Ballet School, and Huntsville Symphony Orchestra.