Hall Technical Information
JACOBS MUSIC CENTER / COPLEY SYMPHONY HALL
STAGE MEASUREMENTS / PROSCENIUM OPENING
|1||Motor||Remove (not available)|
The first ceiling must be brought in to stage level, removed from the pipe and transported in sections aboard dollies to an upstage motorized storage pipe, where it is hung, then tripped to vertical and flown out. The location of this pipe can be found on the Counterweight System chart.
The apron deck is 14'-0" deep from the downstage edge to proscenium at center mark, and 7'-6" deep on stage right and stage left (rounded thrust). The apron deck is 50'-0" wide at proscenium line. The apron depth is fixed.
The surface of the apron is of the same cherry wood as the stage floor, and is installed and removed in sections which are supported from underneath by steel beams and framing to create an orchestra pit. The majority of these cover sections are 4' square; the rest were designed and built to fit the existing rounded thrust stage. They can be secured at stage level (standard), audience level, or removed completely for pit orchestra configuration.
During the summer of 2002, a piano lift was installed in the stage floor in order to allow more ease for the presentation and removal of a solo piano during a concert performance. The lift is located extreme downstage center and measures 7’ deep x 13’ wide with a tapered front (apron) edge. Control is motorized and can be run from back stage right, or it can be run from on the lift itself through an access panel in the floor by connecting the control pendant. The surface is of the same cherry wood as the stage floor and can be set at pit, audience or stage level. Humans may not use it as a secret entrance or trap door.
The front curtain is burgundy in color, flies in and out, and is split at center and travels. There are 4 pairs of black legs (30’ high x 12’ wide), 4 sets of black borders (12’ high x 60’ wide), and a full-stage black backdrop (30’ high x 60’ wide). All are sewn with fullness. There are no black travelers in house.
There are 54 sets of lines on 6" centers. There is no permanent electrical. Most sets can be stripped to accommodate show requirements. The line set battens are of 1 1/2" single pipe construction, not trussed. The pipe battens are 54’-6" long. The pipes are bridled for pickup support, and can fly from a high of 4’-6" beneath the grid to within 4’ of the stage floor. The locking rail is located on stage right at stage level; there is no pin rail stage right. The loading bridges are located 10’-6", 32’-0", and 54’-0" above the stage right floor.
There are two bull-switches located stage right approximately 10’ from the proscenium. Both switches are 3 phase, 600 amps per leg, 110/220 VAC. These are bussed units, with 450 cm Al/Cu lugs provided. There is an additional bull switch located stage left, 50’ from the proscenium. This switch provides three phases, 200 amps per leg, 110/220 VAC, and has 35’ cam lock tails (2/0) permanently installed. It is generally used for sound taps.
Principal lighting positions available in front of the proscenium include:
The permanent house hang consists of twelve ETC 10 degree lekos on the chandelier position, six ETC 9 lekos on each box boom and twenty 6x16 lekos on the balcony rail.
House light controls (dimmers) are controlled from stage right, the control booth in the rear of the main floor, and from the projection booth. These are independent, and cannot be patched into the road show circuitry.
All front-of-house circuits from the booms and balcony rail terminate in a patching bay stage right. All of these circuits are standard, 3-pin stage plug (20 amp connectors) and can be utilized and patched into road show circuitry, if the road show has comparable connectors. Symphony Hall does not provide adapters.
|Ellipsoidal Reflectors (all axial mount)|
|6 x 9||750 W||3 Units|
|6 x 12||1000 W||18 Units|
|6 x 16||1000 W||32 Units|
|6 x 22||1000 W||10 Units|
|8" Fresnels||1000 W||6 Units|
|Source 4 Pars with lens kits||78 Units|
|Par 64||1000 W||39 Units|
|ETC ION Lighting Console|
|LED Colorblasts||24 Units|
|LED Pars||12 Units|
|Aura 101 Moving Lites||8 Units|
|6" x 3" circuit R-40 strip lights (12 A per strip; 150 W per lamp)||10 Units|
Additional architectural lighting in the chamber has been added to enhance structural features of the historic 1929 Fox Theatre, Jacobs Music Center's original incarnation.
Should you bring your own sound reinforcement in, it is crucial to pay particular attention to the Balcony and Mezzanine during sound check. In order to reach optimal sound in Symphony Hall, a technician should be in the upper level during sound check to ensure that all levels will be satisfactory to the audience. Please know that it is strongly recommended to mix from the Front of House position.
JACOBS MUSIC CENTER - FRONT OF HOUSE
ENTRANCES AND EXITS
The Patron Entrance and Ticket Office are in the west end of Symphony Towers' lobby, located on "B" Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. There is an additional patron entrance to the upper lobby area located on Seventh Avenue.
The freight elevator (for stage loading) is located on 8th Avenue between "A" and "B" streets. The stage door (artist’s entrance) is located on 8th Avenue immediately south of the elevator.
Fire exits are located at the northeast and southeast sides of the hall on all levels.
PATRON PARKING: Jacobs Music Center management alerts commercial parking lots in the vicinity of the JMC prior to each event so additional traffic can be anticipated. AMPCO or Ace parking companies manage nearby lots and charge from $10.00 to $20.00 per vehicle. Declan Suites offers parking for patrons with interior elevator access to the Symphony Towers lobby.
VALET PARKING: We have a standing relationship with Valet Operations. If you would like to utilize this service, please call for details.
BUS & TRUCK PARKING: It is important to alert Jacobs Music Center management of your truck and bus parking needs so that we can contact the appropriate parties and attempt to reserve parking. A commercial lot located on "B" Street and 8th Avenue can accommodate buses and trucks on a space-available basis for $250-$500 depending on space requirements. Most often we engage special event parking via the City of San Diego for your bus or truck parking. Contact Paige Satter for more information at 619.615.3905.
San Diego Symphony Orchestra's banners are located inside of the chamber to the house right and left of the proscenium opening and will remain in place for all Copley Symphony Hall events.
Jacobs Music Center's Ticket Office is equipped with the BOCA ticketing system. Ticket Office hours of operation are from 10:00am - 6pm Monday through Friday. The Ticket Office is not typically open Saturday and Sunday, but arrangements may be made to accommodate your event. Our Ticket Office accepts cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard and American Express. For more details, please contact Octavia Person, Ticket Services Manager, at 619.615.3919.
A list of preferred caterers are available in the Facility Operations Department. Please call 619.615.3909 for details. Snake Oil Cocktail Company holds the liquor license for the facility and must be utilized for events involving alcohol sales. All caterers are required to provide a copy of their City of San Diego business license, their California health permit and a certificate of insurance naming the "San Diego Symphony Orchestra Association" as additional insured.