Are you interested in performing on The Matthews’ stage but need to know the theater tech specs (specifications) beforehand? Scroll down and see if we are a fit!
The Matthew Opera House is a flat floor theater with a balcony and an audience capacity of 283 (seated). The theater was built in 1906 and was fully restored in the 1980’s. The house sound system was completely updated in 2013. Our lighting fixtures were updated to LED in 2020.
- The theater has a proscenium stage
- The front apron is approx. 30 ft.W x 13 ft. D to the proscenium.
- The proscenium is 20 ft. W.
- Stage space behind the proscenium is approx. 26 ft. W x 14 ft. D.
- We have no risers
- We have no fly system
The house system is capable of supporting FOH levels of well over 105db of clean, clear audio throughout the theater. We prefer that show volume be targeted at 85-100 DBSPL A-weighted average. The theater has outstanding natural acoustics, as such, stage volume is a concern (ie: loud drum kits and guitar amps). Loud drummers may be asked to dampen their kit. Loud guitar or bass amps will be asked to turn down.
Soundcraft SI Expression 3 with MADI Mini Stagebox 32 (back stage left)
- Digital console
- 32 mono inputs (stage) 66 inputs total.
- 20 sub-group/aux busses. 8 matrix busses
- 4 Lexicon FX processors (built in)
- GEQ on every buss
- HPF, gate, compressor and 4 band EQ on every input and on every buss
Note: Monitors are mixed from house console.
Speakers & Amps
- Mains: 14 – EV EVU2082 & EVU-1082/95 & Evid FM4.2 in mono. Speakers are distributed throughout the house.
- Subs: 1 – EV QRX218 – omni directional
- FOH Amplification: EV QPS (7,000 watts)
- FOH Distribution: Symetrix Jupiter 8 Digital Signal Processor
- Monitors: 6 mixes from FOH.
- Monitor Speaker: 4 – Mackie TH12A (12” powered). 1 – Electro-Voice ZLX-15 (15″ powered). 3 – Mackie C300z (12″ passive)
Microphones & DI:
- 9 – Shure SM58
- 5 – Shure SM57
- 2 – AKG Perception 170
- 2 – Shure SLX24/SM58 wireless handheld
- 1 – Shure SLX1/WL183 wireless lav.
- 1 – Shure PG52 – kick drum mic
- 3 – Crown PCC-160 – boundary mics
- 3 – Pyle Pro PDC21 DI
- 2 – Signal Flex SF-DB DI
- Tama Superstar kit with birch shells from the early 1980s.
- 22″ kick
- 12″ & 13″rack toms
- 16″ floor tom
- Tama ImperialStar 14″ x 5″ snare – metal
- DW 5000 Aeries Accelerator single bass drum pedal
- Gibraltar moto-style drum throne
- Cymbal stands
- Hi-Hat stand
- Snare stand
- Drum rug
- Fender Frontman 212 R electric guitar amp
- Fender Rumble 40. 40 watt 1×10″ bass guitar amp
- Tilted amp stand
- Kawai baby grand piano
- ETC lighting system
- ETC Element console
- ETC LED lighting fixtures – non-moving.
- Integrated with Show Baby wireless DMX for LED control.
- Theater Light Plot (updated March 2018) – PDF
- Circuit Plot (updated April 2018) – PDF
- Stage risers are NOT provided.
- Sheet music stands are available.
- Backline rentals can be obtained but have to be addressed and agreed upon before contract signing.
- Musical act stage plot and an accurate audio input list are required at least one week prior to day of show.