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Theatre Facilities
The Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts is a 440 seat auditorium in Reed Hall on the Ohio State University Lima campus. This proscenium theatre, built in 1966, was beautifully renovated in 2004 and is now a state-of-the-art performance and production facility.
The Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts Technical Details

General Equipment

Martha W. Farmer Theatre is a 330 seat auditorium with a 35’ foot proscenium. Equipment includes:
  • 30 single purchase counterweight rigging lines
  • ETC Element Lighting Console
  • 154 circuits (dimmer per circuit)
  • Stereo sound capabilities
  • Telex production communications
  • Backstage monitor system
Stage
  • Proscenium is 35'-0" wide by 16'-0" high
  • Stage depth, upstage of plaster line 30'-0"
  • Apron below plaster line is 7'-3" at center, 3’-9” at edges
  • Stage right wing space is 13'-6" x 28'-6"
  • Stage left wing space is 2'-0" x 28'-6”
  • Single purchase counterweight rigging system, 30 line sets
  • Maximum height of battens: 36’-10”
  • Minimum height of battens: 4’-0”
  • Battens are 43’ long
  • Grid height: 40’-0”
Lighting System
  • Dimmer per circuit system
  • 154 – 2.4K dimmers
  • 2 – front of house lighting positions
  • 4 – on-stage electrics lighting positions
  • 2 – auditorium wall lighting positions (37’ from prosc.)
  • 6 – 3 circuit floor pockets
  • 6 – 3 circuit drop boxes
  • Control System: ETC Element Lighting Console
  • 1 – Altman Comet Follow Spot
Sound System
  • Yamaha LS-9 Mixer 32 (64 Inputs)
  • Integrated Computer software
    • SFX v6
    • Adobe Audition
    • Studio Manager
    • Audio Fire Console
    • Dante Controller
    • Sennheiser Wireless Mic System Manager
  • ECHO AudioFire 12
  • 5 RMX Dual Amplifiers
  • House Speakers:
    • 2 EAW VFR159 Speakers
    • 6 EAW VFR109 Speakers
    • 2 EV ZxA1-Sub Woofers
  • 6 Yamaha MSR100 Powered monitor speakers
  • 10 Sennheiser Evolution 300 Series Wireless Lapel Microphones (2 of which can be used with handheld or lapel mics)
  • 16 line/microphone input jacks and 16 outputs jacks on stage left, stage right and one mobile rack (via Red Box digital snakes over CAT 5)
  • 1 show sound monitor which feeds control booth, green room and both dressing rooms.
  • Telex production communications system (2 wired and 4 wireless stations)
  • 5 Furman Power Conditioner/Sequencers
Projection System:
  • Optoma TH7500-NL Large Venue HD Video Projector (Control booth)
  • 9 x 16 powered screen (Proscenium arch)
  • Kramer VP-437N ProScale Digital Presentation Video Switcher/Scaler (Stage left)
    • 2 HDMI
    • 2 Component Video
    • Y/C 4 pin
    • Composite Video
    • VGA
  • Remote screen and projector controls (Stage Left)
  • Kramer VP-437N ProScale Digital Presentation Video Switcher/Scaler (Lighting/Sound Tech Station rear of house)
    • 2 HDMI
    • 2 Component Video
    • Y/C 4 pin
    • Composite Video
    • VGA
  • Panasonic DMP-BDT500 Integrated Wi-Fi 3D Blu-ray DVD Player (Lighting/Sound Tech Station rear of house)
HD Video Monitoring:
  • HD/Nightvision Video Monitoring of Stage to:
    • Control Booth
    • Up Stage Right
    • Green Room
Dressing Rooms
  • Men’s dressing room 19' x 10’ with lockers, a shower, a toilet, and 3 sinks
  • Women’s dressing room 22' x 10’ with lockers, a shower, a toilet, 3 sinks
  • Dressing and makeup facilities are two doors from the backstage area