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The Center for the Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton High School

The Center for the Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton High SchoolEditEdit Description

The Center for Performing Arts is a state-of-the-art, multi-discipline performing arts space designed for community and professional use. Since it opened in October of 2009, it has housed dance, theater and musical performances of all types and skill levels. It is on the campus of Menlo-Atherton High School.

A few highlights:

A professional caliber fly tower measuring approximately 100 feet wide by 50 feet deep by 65 feet high is equipped with 36 counter-weighted manila line-sets, which are manually operated to raise and lower scenery.

An orchestra lift is available to convert the stage for opera or musical stage productions, or to extend the audience seating area.

The stage and the forestage area have been designed to accommodate a full symphony orchestra or an 80 piece band.

Special construction consisting of multiple layers of plaster, cavity walls, and isolation of potential sources of vibration or noise has been employed to ensure professional quality acoustical performance.

The proscenium opening is 50 feet wide by 29 feet high with a removable portal opening which will reduce the proscenium dimension to 36 feet wide by 26 feet high for dramatic performances.

Space Usage EditEdit Space Usage

Permitted Uses Rehearsal, Performance, Audition, Photo Shoot, Special Event, Audio Recording, Reading, Meeting, Video/Film Shoot
Disciplines Dance, Music, Theatre
Restrictions On Use -


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Booking Policies EditEdit Booking Policies

How To Book -
Hours Of Operation 3:00pm - 11:00pm Weekdays and Friday during school months 8:00am-11:00pm Saturday, Sunday, and in non-school months.
Rental Policy -
Cancellation Policy Events must be cancelled in writing 30 days prior to the event taking place.
Open to last minute space requests. -
Booking Requirements Deposit, On site meeting, Proof of liability insurance required
Rental Personnel On site manager, Maintenance, Call for addtl rental personnel, Rates include some or all equipment
Performance Personnel Call for addtl performance personnel
Payment Types Check
Options -
Other Allowed Activities -

Features EditEdit Features

Space Dimensions 7560.0 sqft
Space Features Column-free, Air-conditioned, Heated, Grid, Wings/backstage space, Fly space/theatrical rigging, Orchestra pit, Sound-proof, Acoustic panels, Stage curtains
Technology -
Flooring Sprung wood, Marley available
Stage Configuration Proscenium
Stage Dimensions 90 ft x 35 ft with 65 ft ceiling
Seating capacity 493
Seating Fixed, Raked, Seats can be removed to make room for wheelchair-bound patrons

Equipment EditEdit Equipment

Lighting Fluorescent, Incandescent, Natural lighting/windows, Light board, Lighting instruments
Furniture Chairs, Podium, Tables
Amenities Dressing rooms, Green room, Telephone in space
Instruments and Accessories Musical equipment, including a grand piano and music stands are available for rental upon request.
Audio Equipment Sound system, Sound booth, PA system, Microphone, MP3/auxiliary input, CD player, Recording equipment
Video/Film Equipment Digital projector, Projection screen, DVD player, TV/monitor
Studio Arts/Maker Equipment -

Accessibility EditEdit Accessibility

Parking Street parking, Bike rack, Free garage/lot parking, Loading dock
Accessibility ADA or AODA compliant, Accessible without stairs, Elevator, Lobby and house, Patron restrooms, Infrared system/assistive listening, Backstage restroom, Backstage, Stage
Audience Services Restrooms, Box office, Lobby
Miscellaneous -

Rates EditEdit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Rehearsal - - - -
Performance - - - -
Audition - - - -
Photo Shoot - - - -
Special Event - - - -
Audio Recording - - - -
Reading - - - -
Meeting - - - -
Video/Film Shoot - - - -

This space was last updated on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 2:17PM