Facility Technical Spec
Tucker Theatre is a proscenium theatre with
two side stages.
Main Floor: 679 seats
Balcony: 290 seats
Total: 985 seats (see seating
Load-in point: Loading dock at stage level
is outside of the scene shop located off stage left. A load-in
to the stage is through the shop. The loading door is 9'-0"
wide by 10'-0" high.
Orchestra Pit: Located under the apron, its
use requires significant advance notice and may result in
additional labor charges for the user group. There is no lift
system of any kind installed. Floor of the pit is 10'-0" below
stage deck level.
Lobby Location: Tucker Theatre contains one
lobby located in front of the auditorium.
Lobby Facilities: The lobby provides a
large seating/lounge area furnished with couches, chairs and
tables. To the lobby right is a men's restroom and drinking
fountain and to the lobby left are a women's lounge and
restrooms and a drinking fountain. Please arrange all use of
the lobby through the house technician.
Box Office: There is one box office with
three ticket windows, a telephone, and handset communication to
Decorations: The lobby may be decorated by
the visiting group for their performance but all materials must
be removed by the group afterward. No double-sided tape is
permitted in hanging decorations. In addition, any permanent
marring of the lobby surfaces will be charged to the user
Food Service: Food and drink may be
arranged with the University Food service. They can provide
everything from soft drinks to full meals. All sales of food,
snacks and other merchandise in MTSU facilities must be in
compliance with existing food service and vending contracts.
Food and drink are NOT allowed in the auditorium.
Chairs & Tables: Folding tables and
chairs are available for visitor's use. Please notify the
Theatre Manager in advance of these needs.
Marquee: The marquee may be used for
advertising and promotion of individual events. All material
must be presented to the theatre technician two weeks in
advance of event.
Handicapped Access: There is no handicapped
access directly to the lobby. Access is from house left outside
doors into auditorium and up house left aisle. Lobby restrooms
are handicapped accessible.
Crowd Control: Stanchions are available for
crowd control and limiting access to areas.
Location: Through U.S.R. access door from
the stage on the stage level. Access to and from dressing rooms
and makeup room is through the hallway behind the stage.
Description: Room is furnished with chairs,
couches and tables.
Quantity & Capacity: Total Number of
Rooms: 2 (one male, one female) contains restrooms with two
showers each. Maximum capacity: Male - 16, Female - 14
Location: In hall behind stage on stage
level. Access is from U.S.L. and down the hallway, or from
U.S.R. and across the hallway.
Description: Each dressing room is
furnished with one full length mirror, racks in individual
stalls to hang costumes and a separate room containing a sink
with lighted mirror, toilet and two showers.
There is one (1) Make-up room with a
maximum capacity of 27 persons.
Location: In hallway behind stage, on stage
Description: One large room containing
counters, chairs, lighted individual makeup mirrors and a sink
with hot and cold water.
Supplies: No makeup or makeup supplies are
provided in house. This includes tissues and soap.
Proscenium opening: 40'-0" wide and 20'-0"
Height of stage from auditorium floor:
Front edge of apron to curtain line: 18'-0"
Curtain line to back wall: 38'-0"
Wing space stage left: 7'-0" and opens into
Wing space stage right: 4'-0" off stage of
Height of grid: 50'-5 1/2"
Usual trim height: 20'-0" to 22'-0"
Crossover: Through hallway behind
Stage Floor: Wood floor, slightly
resilient, over cement beam support structure.
Traps: Three 3'-0" x 6'-0" removable traps
(see Floor Plan)
Floor surface condition: Fair
Side Stages: Proscenium: 11'0";
(h) x 16'0";(w); Black velour draw curtain manually
operated: Operating lines are D.S.- Curtain Closes to U.S.
These positions are difficult to light
Orchestra Pit: Tucker Theatre has an
orchestra pit. It can be made available at minimal cost to
remove the covering.
Main Curtain: Black Velour - Fly and Draw
manual operation - Two panels 26'-0" x 24'-0" high
10'-0" x 52'-0"
Side Stage Curtains (2)
Manual draw operation (Lines DS) D.S. full
open, U.S. full closed
11'-0" X 12'-0"
16'-0" x 24'-0"
10'-0" x 52'-0"
One Black Velour set
Each panel 26'-0" X 24'-0"
Hung on curved batten 25'-0" X 96'-0"
Encloses stage space of 59'-0" X 31'-0" with
all pipes flying within this space
Cyc is hung on line 25, 31'-0" from plaster