Sound Stage B

Technical Drawings

Stage Capacity

A maximum of 259 occupants without permit.  260-555 occupants requires an "Assembly Use - Concentrated" permit from the OFD. Occupancy allowances will be affected by the square footage of the productions set requirements.

Stage Depth

Wood floor is 33' with the exception vestibules at the northwest and southeast corners of the stage.

Stage Width

82' with the exception of the vestibule corners.

Stage Height

33' to wood beams.  28' to hoist pipe.

Stage Floor

Flat Masonite.  No paint.  Okay to screw into.

Elephant Door

17' 4" wide, 16' high.

Lighting Console

ETC Insight with Emphasis. 108 channels.

ETC Connections

A connection on each wall.

Electrical Circuits

All connectors are grounded stage pin. 20 - 20amp circuits distributed around stage walls at 28' 16 - 20amp circuits at waist high, four on each wall 22 - 60amp circuits, one on each hoist. 4 - 20amp circuits on each hoist  4 - 100amp circuits at waist high, one on each wall 4 - Edison 20amp circuits, one on each wall (house power)

House Light Control

One switch by one man entrance and one by vestibule fire exit.

HVAC/Exhaust fan

Box located at southwest corner of stage.HVAC can be shut off for up to 30 minutes.Exhaust fans run on a 7-10 minute cycle.

I/O Panels

I/O panels allow television productions to be called from our TV Control room located in room 116. 4 - I/O panels per stage (this includes one main panel that runs to control room). Up to 8 fiber optic cameras may be run to control room. Up to 24 channels of audio maybe run to control room.


22 - 10' DeSisti Hoists.Top height: 28', bottom height: 3'. 2 - 30' hoist on east side of stage.

Movement - up/down using DeSisti control box located in southeast corner of stage. Hoists manually slide north and south on a track. Hoists do not move east and west. Equipped with 2" pipe. 1' extensions of 1 ¼" pipe at end of each hoist.  309lb max weight. 

Rigging to beams may occur at the Stage Managers discretion. 2x12 battens attached on north, east and south walls at 10' and 20'.  These are meant for sheer weight only. They may be screwed or nailed into. They may not be cut.

Load in/Load out

37' x 37' loading dock located on south side of building. 12' x 16' roll up door located on south side of building. 36' long,19' wide, 16' high corridor leading up to Stage B.

Dressing Room

Located in room 162, first floor, production wing. This is a shared space with other stages. 8 stations. Please only use 2 stations. More at Stage Manager's discretion.

Shower/Locker Rooms

Mens and womens shower/locker rooms are located across the hall for the dressing room. This is a shared space so please be considerate of other productions.   

Clean up

There is a slop sink located in the stage hallway next to the shop door, room 125.

Stage Rules

  • Fire lanes must be kept clear at all times.  No exceptions.
  • Tennis shoes or boots only in the stages.
  • All key positions must have taken the DCFMA Stage Systems workshop in order to work in the stage.
  • Alumni may use the stage only if they have taken the SSW.
  • Non-Chapman personnel may not use any of the systems in the stage. (This includes, but is not limited to, the lighting board, DeSisti Hoists, elephant door,roll up door, scissor lift and construction tools).