Welcome to the Phillip England Center for the Performing Arts. Here at the Phillip England Center for the Performing Arts, we take pride first and foremost in our students. The community is also an important attribute and we try to assist by offering reasonable prices for local groups to accommodate their needs. To find out how we can benefit you contact us for more information.
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 ticket booth and large restrooms.
MUC Theater Stage:
Dimensions: 39’x 90’ wooden black-painted stage with a 54’wide by 20’ tall opening.
Curtains: Main, front, opening curtains are burgundy in color. All other side, overhead and back curtains are black.
Other stage audio and lighting accesses and functions: Approximately 16 downstage XLR microphone jacks, 2 jacks for stage monitors, electrical outlets and 4 stage pockets with 3 twistlock outlets. Stage manager theater panel located conveniently to stage right. Telex communication jacks located on both sides of stage.
Risers, shells and chairs: Wenger 7.5’ x 3’ risers in three heights: 8”, 15” and 24” (4 of each size). Wenger probeams of lightingfessional acoustical shells (Rollaway 2) approximately 15’ high. Chairs: about 75 folding chairs. Concert style burgundy cushioned chairs…about 45. Also…music stands and conductors podium.
Rigging: 36 channel rigging with 12 channels currently in use. In the Fall of 2003, older manila rope used for rigging was replaced with new, _ “ diameter polyester rope. Functional rigging is used to suspend all curtains, three electrics.
Computer-video equipment with screen: Professional video projection system, DVD, and multi-audio video inputs accommodated. Large
35 by 22 foot movie presentation screen. Internet access on stage or in the projection booth.
Dressing-bathrooms: Professionally designed men’s and women’s dressing rooms with adjoining bath rooms. 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.
Back stage 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 back stage area from the stage. Another overhead door (10’ x 11’) provides access to the back stage from the outside of the building.