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George & Jane Dennison Theatre

The University of Montana


Technical Information


  • Orchestra Level: 794
  • Balcony: 346
  • Total: 1140


  • Type: Proscenium
  • Dimensions: 26' 0" deep from plaster line to upstage wall
  • Height: Stage is 3' 0" from floor
  • Stairs: 3' 0" stairs provide access to the house from stage right/left
  • Wings: Stage left 9' 0"
  • Apron: Curved 9' 10" at center line
  • Surface: Tempered hardboard over wood tongue and groove flooring. The use of a Marley floor or other suitable overlay is recommended, one of which is available to rent.
  • Crossover: Backstage
  • Power: 400 Amp, three phase (208v) company box on stage left; 100 Amp in separate room up stage left
  • Movie Screen 14'2" x 10'6"

Fly System

  • Type: Hemp
  • Battens: 10 available, 3 permanent sound shell ceiling pieces
  • Maximum Load: 500 lbs.
  • Grid Height: 54'0"
  • Pin Rail: Double
  • Soft Goods: The act curtain is a dead hung traveler with two sets of 15' x 22' legs, two 42' x 7'6" borders, and a full black. Manual pull is stage right.  All curtains are black except the main drape and valance which are red.

Orchestra Shell

To enhance choral and instrumental performances, the Theatre maintains a Wenger acoustic shell. When installed, the movable off-white sound shell measures 22' deep from the plaster line and 36' wide. Three overhead clouds are equipped with 18 built-in PAR 64 lamps.


  • Two channel Clearcom base station in production booth. Two lines to house mix position, two lines to mid house right, house right/left balcony spot positions, 8 x 3 lines to stage right. One line stage left, one line to pin rail.
  • Three belt packs
  • Five single muff headsets w/mic
  • One double muff headset w/mic
  • Additional intercom stations can be provided with advance notice


  • Board: ETC Epress 48/96 w/ monitor
  • Dimmers: 92 NSI DSI dimmers
  • Control: Control Dimmers is DMX
  • Circuits: 61 stage, 25 front of house
  • Inventory:
    • 9  Source Four ellipsoidal 26 deg.
    • 13  Source Four ellipsoidal 36 deg.
    • 12  Source Four par N/M/W
    • 42  PAR 64 WSL

Sound Reinforcement Inventory

  • For lighting, video and sound reinforcement inventory please contact:

           Don Fuhrmann           

              Interim Technical Director


  • We are constantly supplementing and upgrading our sound reinforcement inventory.  Concert sound systems can be arranged through various local vendors.

32 Campus Drive
phone: 1.406.243.2853
fax: 1.406.243.5726
College of Visual and Performing Arts