The Paradise Performing Arts Center is a theatre that contains 760 comfortable theatre seats mounted on a sloping floor with excellent sight lines to the stage from every location. We feature lighting and sound systems. The floor plan illustration shows the backstage area consisting of 2 group dressing rooms, each complete with rest room facilities and a shower. There is a large shared makeup room with two mirrored walls and makeup lighting. The hallway leading to the dressing rooms contains drinking fountains. There is a large carpeted prop/rehearsal room with entrances from the hallway and from the adjacent loading dock. The loading dock is truck accessible with two large roll-up doors, one leading into the hallway and the second directly across from it leading onto the stage. The dock is at a height to accommodate most semi-trailers. The large stage, see technical information, has been designed with a cushioned floor to accommodate dancers. The proscenium opening is 40 feet wide by 23 feet high and is dressed with a beautiful plum colored main curtain. All stage curtains are flat black. A covered orchestra pit is manually moveable, (cost involved) from stage to house level to pit level. Normal position is at audience floor level. All areas of the facility are disabled accessible. There is an electric lift from stage level to floor level. The lift only accommodate standard sized wheelchairs with occupants. It will not handle oversized transport devices safely.

General Statistics




Type: CounterweightSystem Battens:
26Length of battens:
Varies 60’Diameter of battens: 1.5″ Sch. 40, aprox 2″ O.D.
(No grid, loft blocks underhung from roof steel)
Locking rail location: Stage left floor looking through T rail to the stage


Main curtain travels manually
Main curtain color: plum
Valance color: black
Back Drops: one (1) white (older cyc), and one (1) black


Loading dock surface: stage level
Street to dock surface: 4′ 3/4″
Distance from stage: 15′
Roll up door: critical dimensions 10′ wide x 12′ high
Parking area: rear of stage


Number: 2 group dressing rooms
Makeup room: 1 shared (large)
Clothes racks: 2 – 5′ built in
Chairs: 45
Rest rooms: l for men,1 for women
Showers: 1 in each dressing room located in alcove


Dimensions: Length 30′, Width 10′ at center, Depth 6′
Access: Stairway off main auditorium floor


Headsets: 5 Telex Intercom/belt packs
Backstage monitoring capabilities: yes
Stage amplification system: center mono cluster with delay cluster
Mixing console: Midas 32 with DL 32 stage box
Mixing console location: Back of house


200 amps, 3 phase
60 amps, 3 phase (Loading Dock)
(2) 100 amp, 3 phase circuits (USR)


112 total stage circuits. Each circuit 2.4 kW ea. capacity
Location: back of house in booth


One (1) 8′ fiberglassOne
(1) 12′ fiberglass
One(1) 24′ wood A Frame extension Ladder on dolly


Chairs: 50
Music stands: 40
Shell: none


9′ Baldwin Grand, black, tuned A 440
Upright rehearsal piano

Technical specifications

HOUSE: Seats 760

STAGE DIMENSIONS: Stage floor: (Black painted particle board over 1 inch tongue and groove plywood on sleepers with PVC pads. No stage trap doors or below stage accesses. Pit entrance is from house.

Center stage to stage right wall:  48 feet
Center stage to stage left wall (fly rail):  39 feet 9 inches
Proscenium to back wall:  39 feet 5 inches
Pit cover downstage edge to back wall:  48 feet approx.
Pit cover dimensions (moveable from stage to house level):  8 feet x 35 feet
Roll up door at stage right:  10 feet wide x 12 feet tall
Loading dock height (no elevator):  4′ 3//4″
Proscenium to first catwalk in house:  16 feet
Proscenium to second catwalk in house:  33 feet
Proscenium to back of house:  78 feet
House catwalk height above stage:  30 feet catwalk floor to stage
Proscenium to box boom light ladder:  22 feet


Double purchase system located stage left. 26 total lines each with 8-foot arbors except first electric with a double 8-foot arbor. Total weight capacity per pipe onstage of approx. 1,000 pounds. Maximum high trim of all lines is 38 feet.

Distance from proscenium edge to each line set:

1 main curtain:  1 foot 2 inches (bi parting, no guillotine)
2 first border:  1foot 11 inches
3 first leg:  2 feet 8 inches
4 first electric:  4 feet 3 inches
5 general purpose:  5 feet 8 inches
6 border:  7 feet 2 inches
7 second legs:  8 feet
8 general purpose:  8 feet 9 inches
9 general purpose:  10 feet 3 inches
10 general purpose:  11 feet 9 inches
11 border:  13 feet 3 inches
12 third legs:  14 feet
13 general purpose:  14 feet 9 inches
14 general purpose:  15 feet 6 inches
15 second electric:  16 feet 3 inches
16 mid stage full black:  18 feet 6 inches (bi parts and guillotines)
17 border:  21 feet 6 inches
18 fourth legs:  22 feet 3 inches
19 general purpose:  23 feet
20 general purpose:  25 feet 3 inches
21 border:  26 feet 9 inches
22 fifth legs:  27 feet 6 inches
23 third electric:  29 feet
24 border:  35 feet
25 upstage full black:  35 feet 9 inches (multi panel walk-along parting. no guillotine)
26 white cyc37:  feet 3 inches (no guillotine)

LIGHTING:  112 total stage circuits. Each circuit 2.4 kW capacity.


First catwalk (house)14 circuits
Second catwalk (house)14 circuits
Two Box booms H.L. & H.R 6 circuits each
First electric 22 circuits
Second electric 14 circuits
Third electric14 circuits
Wall pockets & Floor pockets 12 total (2 circuits each)


14 Fresnels (6 inch)
16 Ellipsoidals(ColorTran)
10 Source 4 Pars
28 Source 4 Ellipsoidals
4 Scoops (14 inch)
2 Spot lights
Assorted lengths of pin cable, a/c cable, and two-fers


Loudspeakers: One cluster of three EAW speakers over stage
Loudspeakers: One delay cluster of three EAW speakers near second catwalk over house
Mono system. Mic inputs, intercom and monitor inputs S.L., S.R., pit, upstage wall and on house catwalks
Four Genz Benz monitors with Nuetrik connectors
5 Telex intercom headsets and belt pacs
Midas 32 with DL 32 stage box
Patch bay in booth


12 six foot long folding tables
50 folding chairs 

**Please note there are no permanent prop, costume or scenery facilities at this time**