About the Theater

About the Phillip England Center

A professional, well-appointed theater with comfortable, swing up cushioned burgundy seating for 424 patrons. Audience area is handicap accessible, handsomely carpeted with stage ramps and wide, numbered, well-lit aisles. Professional audio, lighting, rigging, staging, large dressing rooms, spacious Lobby with a ticket booth and large restrooms.

Theater Stage:

  • The stage is 39’x 90’ wooden black-painted with a 54’wide by 20’ tall opening.
  • Burgundy main, front, opening curtains. Side, overhead and back curtains are black.
  • About 16 downstage XLR microphone jacks, 2 jacks for stage monitors, electrical outlets and 4-stage pockets with 3 twist lock outlets. Stage manager theater panel located to stage right. Telex communication jacks located on both sides of the stage.
  • Wenger 7.5’ x 3’ risers in three heights: 8”, 15” and 24” (4 of each size). Wenger acoustical shells about 15’ high.
  • Seventy-five folding chairs. Forty-five concert style burgundy cushioned chairs.
  • Music stands and conductor podium.
  • Thirty-six channel rigging with 12 channels currently in use.
  • Computer-video equipment with screen: Professional video projection system, DVD, and multi-audio video inputs accommodated.
  • Large 35’ x 22’ movie presentation screen.
  • Internet access on stage or in the projection booth.

Back-stage Areas:

  • Professionally designed men’s and women’s dressing rooms with adjoining bathrooms. Dressing room areas are spacious, well-lit with 40 running feet of counters, mirrors with rows of lights and sinks. Dressing rooms may also be used as practice or warm-up areas.
  • Backstage storage consists of two levels of secure 20’ x 20’, caged storage for equipment, scenery, and props.
  • A large acoustically designed choir room (40’ x 40’) may be used as a practice or warm-up room.

A large 10’ wide by 18’ high overhead door separates the backstage area from the stage. Another overhead door (10’ x 11’) provides access to the backstage from outside the building.