The Opera House has been home to some of the world's most gifted artist for over 130 years. As historic as it is aesthetic, the 1140-seat theater represents both the physical and symbolic heart of The Grand.
Base Rental Rate
Base Rental Rate
1 show per day ............ $7,250
2 shows per day .......... $10,250
Rehearsal day .............. $3,625
15% discount for non-profits
 

Included in Rental Rate

  • Existing sound system and lighting.
  • Masking draperies.
  • Star-drop curtain.
  • Orchestra chairs, music stands, tables and chairs pending availability.
  • Event management.
  • Security staff.
  • Ushers.
  • Cleaning.
  • Access to dressing rooms.
  • Fully stocked cash bar with bartenders and café area for use by patrons during event.
  • Additional expenses may apply.
  • No overtime hours for staff are included.
Additional Expenses
Additional Expenses

Stagehands to operate all Grand equipment.
4-8 hours (minimum 4 hours) ... $25/hour per person
8+ hours ................................ $37.50/hour per person

Piano Rental & One Tuning:
Steinway 9' Concert Grand ... $420
Baldwin 7' Baby Grand ......... $370
Upright Piano ........................ $100 (no tuning)
Additional Production Equipment as determined by Technical Director

Merchandising:

  • 10% of Vendor Sales (CD, DVD, Books, Posters)
  • 20% Soft Goods
Ticketing
Ticketing

Service fees are as follows:

$2.00 per ticket for tickets costing $14.99 and under
$6.00 per ticket for tickets costing $15.00 and above

Marketing
Marketing
All marketing materials must be approved by The Grand’s Marketing Director before tickets go on sale.
Production
Production
All production needs must be submitted to The Grand’s Technical Director before tickets go on sale.
Insurance Requirements
Insurance Requirements

Renter must maintain the following insurance at the indicated minimum coverage limits. Insurance shall be provided by insurance companies with a minimum A. M. Best rating of A VIII.

  • Workers’ Compensation Statutory limits; and Employers’ Liability: $500,000 
  • Commercial General Liability (Occurrence Form) with a combined single limit for Bodily Injury and   Property Damage: $1,000,000 per occurrence; $2,000,000 general aggregate covering claims for bodily injury, death or property damage occurring in or about the Premises resulting in any manner   whatsoever from the Engagement or performance and covering the Contractual Liability of Licensee   under Paragraph 19. This coverage shall include The Grand Opera House, its employees, members,   directors, officers and affiliates as additional insured on a primary and non-contributory basis.
  • Umbrella/Excess Liability: $5,000,000 per occurrence
Disclaimer
Disclaimer
As custodians of a respected historic venue, The Grand Opera House management reserves the right to refuse rental of the theater to outside promoters of events that are inconsistent with the mission and image of The Grand as a family oriented community institution. There is a special prohibition against events that may either cause damage to the facility or pose a potential danger to patrons. The Grand Opera House, Inc. reserves the right to review all prospective Licensees and to refuse rental when it considers the event inappropriate for the facility or incompatible with the programming already scheduled.
Lighting Controls
Lighting Controls
  • ETC Expression 3
  • House light control from booth and stage.
  • 382 dimmers (2.4KW)
  • Stage and F.O.H. electrical circuits available on request.
Available Power
Available Power

Stage

  • 3 company switches - upstage left.
  • Each panel - 400 amps. per leg - 3 phase w/ neutral.
  • Sound hook-up with isolated ground.


Booth

  • 2 switches, 3 phase, 100 amps. per leg
Lighting Accessories
Lighting Accessories
  • All pipe battens are @ 55 ft. long
  • 5 standard electrics onstage, 30 circuits each 5 drop boxes each side, 6 circuits per box, see accompanying "stage electrical circuits" for number of circuits.
  • 4 light ladders, 4 rungs each, 6 ft. high x 3 ft. wide to hang from batten pipes.
  • 8 booms at 16 ft. 1 1/2" I.D.
  • 8 booms at 10 ft. 1 1/2" I.D.
  • 8 - 50 lb. Boombases
  • 80 sidearms with C-clamps and single T-fittings
Front of House Instrumentation
Front of House Instrumentation
  • Ceiling Catwalk Cove 52 -10° Source Four.
  • Balcony Box Booms -1st and 2nd positions, left and right each side has 6 -10° Source of Four.
  • 3rd position left and right has 2 -10° Source Four and 2 -6" x 12" (axial Strand Century for curtain warmers only.)
Spotlights
Spotlights
  • 2 -Strong Xenon Super Troopers, 1600 watts, with 6 color boomerangs.
  • Followspot booth located center rear of balcony.
Lamp Inventory
Lamp Inventory
  • 8-50° Source 4 575W
  • 52-36° Source 4 575W
  • 91-26° Source 4 575W
  • 40-19° Source 4 575W
  • 80-10° Source 4 575W *permanently hung F.O.H.*
  • 20-6" Fresnel 750W Strand Century
  • 30-8" Fresnel 1500W Strand Century
  • 20-10" Fresnel 2000W Colortran
  • 60 - Source 4 Pars 575W w/ all lens configuration
  • 60 - Par 64 1000W w/ large lamp inventory
  • 7 - Overhead 3-circuit Kleigl T-3 strips 500 w/cell, 3 cells/circuit
  • 7 - Groundrow 3-circuit Kleigl T-3 strips 500 w/cell, 3 cells/circuit
  • 2 - Super-Trooper Followspots 1600W Xenon
  • 4 - Mini-10's 1000W
  • 8 - Par 20's 150W
  • 2 - 3" Fresnel 150W
Lamp Accessories
Lamp Accessories
  • 30 - Drop-in Iris'
  • 60 - Pattern Holders
  • 20 - Top Hats for 19°, 26°, 36°, 50°
  • 15 - 6" Top Hats
  • 20 - 6" Barn Doors
  • 20 - Par 64 Barn Doors
  • 10 - 8" Top Hats
  • 20 - 8" Fresnel Barn Doors
  • 16 - 10" Fresnel Barn Doors
  • Gel frames for all lamps
Soft Goods
Soft Goods
  • 6 sets black velour legs 25 ft. high x 12 ft. wide
  • 6 borders black velour 6 ft. high x 55 ft. wide
  • 2 sets black velour travellers 25 ft. high x 55 ft. wide
  • 1 black sharkstooth scrim 28 ft. high x 55 ft. long
  • 1 white filled scrim 28 ft. high x 55 ft. long
  • 1 white bounce 25 ft. high x 55 ft. long
  • House curtain - travels on 2nd line set
  • Grand Teaser hung on 1st pipe set
Orchestra Shell (Reflective Panel)
Orchestra Shell (Reflective Panel)

Side

  • 8 hard legs 6 ft. wide x 27 ft. high, black velour one side, off-white canvas other side. When set, they provide 4 wings each side. They roll on overhead tracks.

Overhead

4 panels hinged to pitch, white canvas covered, hung from standard set pipes and line tabs. With orchestra shell in place maximum dimension is 45 ft. wide x 40 ft. deep.
Stage Dimensions
Stage Dimensions
  • Depth - 43 ft. from apron to upstage wall (this includes a 12 ft. deep thrust, elevator lift to from orchestra pit)
  • Width - 70 ft.
  • 30 ft. from curtain to upstage wall
  • Proscenium Arch opening 38 ft. wide x 25 ft. high

Added Wing Space

  • 14' wide by 22' high door
  • centered on the mainstage left wall
  • opens to a 14' by 32' area
  • (which is centered on the door as well)
  • with an additional 7' by 10' hydraulic lift from street to stage level
  • Stage Floor
    Stage Floor
    • The deck is a resilient wood floor. Because of its basket weave support, we do not allow any nails, lags or screws into the surface.
    • We have a Marley vinyl dance floor: 5 rolls, 6 ft. wide to cover 38 ft. acting area. Black one side, white on the other.
    Dressing Rooms
    Dressing Rooms
    • 2 large choral dressing rooms
    • 1 smaller dressing room
    • 2 star dressing rooms with toilet and shower facilities
    • 1 Green Room equipped with table, chairs, refrigerator and deep sink
    • Shower and toilet facilities adjacent to all of the above
    • Each dressing room and hallway equipped with monitor speakers for program feed and paging
    • Washer, dryer, steamers, irons, and ironing boards available by request and pending availability
    Audio Equipment
    Audio Equipment

    Microphones & D.I.'s

    • AKG, Beyer, Crown, Sennheiser & Shure
    • 8 - Shure ULXD wireless w/ handheld & lav mics
    • Countryman & Radial D.I.’s

    Consoles

    • Mackie 1642, 16 inputs, 4 GRP, 4 AUX, L/R
    • Soundcraft Vi3000 digital desk, 48 inputs,
    • LR/Mono. Located in the back of the balcony, in a booth with a large sliding window.

    FX / Processing

    • BSS, dbx & Lexicon in the Vi3000
    • JBL DSC 260 & Ashley Protea digital controllers on house systems

    • Playback and Recording

      • 1 - Tascam DA302 dual DAT deck
      • 1 - Tascam 302 dual cassette deck
      • 1 - Otari MX50/50 BII 1/2 track 1/4" reel-to-reel
      • 1 – Tascam CDRW900 CD player/recorder
      • 1 - Denon DNT 620 CD/Cassette combo
      • 1 -Tascam MD 301 MKII mini disk player/recorder

      • Amplification

        • JBL Pro MPA 1100 & 750 [house speakers]
        • QSC Powerlight [stage monitors]

        • Speakers

          • Flown center cluster
            • 3 - JBL Venue Series 3215-6
            • [3 way system, 15"/10"/1.5"]
          • Left/Right stacks
            • 2 per side - JBL Venue Series 3218-6
            • [3 way system, 18"/10"/1.5"]
            • Speakers can be assigned as stereo left/right with mono center cluster
            • 4 – Community VLF 218 subwoofers
          • Stage monitors
            • 10 - Community M12 wedges [12”/1.5”]
            • 2 - Community RS 327i [15"/2"/1"]
    35mm Movie Projector
    35mm Movie Projector
    • 1 Simplex E-7's with 1600 watt Xenon lamp
    Intercom / Paging Systems
    Intercom / Paging Systems
    • 2 channel Clear-Com system with 4 wireless belt packs assigned to Ch.B. Headset stations are located throughout all performance and production areas.
    • Paging and program feed to all dressing rooms and production areas.
    Assistive Listening System
    Assistive Listening System
    • FM program transmission to receivers with headset transducers
    Pianos
    Pianos
    • Steinway Model D 9' concert grand
    • Baldwin 7' grand
    Backline (Available for rent)
    Backline (Available for rent)

    Percussion

    • Yamaha Recording Custom Drum kit
    • [22,20,18 bass, 16,14 floor, 13,12,10,8 rack]
    • Latin Percussion Bongos, Timbales
    • Tumba, Conga, Quinto, Chimes, Djembe

    Bass Amplifiers

    • Ampeg SVT-CL
    • Eden WT550
    • G-K 800RB

    Bass Cabinets

    • Ampeg SVT 810, SVT 610
    • Eden 210XST, 410XLT
    • Hartke 115, 210, 410

    Guitar Amplifiers

    • Fender Twin Reverb ‘65RI, Bassman ‘59RI, Hot Rod DeVille, Hot Rod DeLuxe, Super Reverb
    • Marshall JCM900 w/ 1960A & 1960B
    • Roland JC120
    • SWR California Blonde
    • Trace-Elliot TA100
    • Vox AC30

    Keyboards

    • Korg Triton Studio Workstation/Sampler, LE61
    • Kurzeil PC88mx
    • Nord Electro2
    • Roland KC500, KC100 amplifiers
    • Yamaha CP300, Motif ES7, SY55
    On Stage Monitor System
    On Stage Monitor System
    • Allen & Heath ML5000 40 inputs x 16 mixes
    • Ashley equalizers & QSC power amplifiers
    • 17E-V T221M monitors [12" / 2" biamped]
    • 4 Turbosound TMS4 [18" / 10" / 1"]
    Catering
    Catering

    Catering for Artists is sole responsibility of renter.

    Please contact Julia Dougherty at 302-658-7897 ext. 3612 or jdougherty@grandopera.org for more information.

    Production
    Production
    Please contact Bob Parker at 302-658-7874 or bparker@grandopera.org at least 30 days prior to your arrival to advance your needs. It should be noted that there is a specific budget for production and requests that exceed the budget allocation are considered an artist/tour expense. The Grand Opera House will provide only that equipment which is considered part of the in house inventory or that which does not exceed the budget allocation.