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Sun Prairie West Performing Arts Center



The Sun Prairie West Performing Arts Center is an traditional proscenium-style performing arts center, built in 2022 by the Sun Prairie Area School District as part of the new Sun Prairie West High School.

The PAC hosts many school music and drama functions throughout the year, as well as numerous community events and outside rentals. Located in Sun Prairie, it is a quick 10 minutes away from Madison, 70 minutes from Milwaukee, 2 hours from Chicago and 4 hours from Minneapolis/St. Paul. The space features it's own dedicated entrance, lighting, a state-of-the-art A/V system, a scene shop, dressing rooms, an orchestra pit with cover, box office, and a spectacular atrium-style lobby all in a beautiful, acoustically wonderful space.


Description of Performance Area

The stage house has a proscenium arch stage and a orchestra pit with cover.
Performance Area: 2400 Sq. Ft. (48' wide x 50' deep).
Proscenium Opening: 48' wide x 16' high
Proscenium thickness: 3' thick
Stage Height (Stage to seating floor): 2'10
Pit Height: 9
Pit Depth: 134 deep at center, curves to 9 10.5 at SL/SR end.
Pit Width: 45'

Backstage Space

The facility includes dressing rooms, scene shop, and a costume/prop shop.

Wing Space

SL: 24
SR: 276'' Acoustic shell storage and spiral staircase located against the wall on SR.
Overhead doors: SR of stage all doors are overhead doors.
Overhead door dimensions: 8 wide x 20 high

Traditional Lightlock: Stage Left
Overhead door Lightlock: Stage Right


Fly Space

The West PAC features a 24-line fly system with a full 60-foot fly loft. Ceiling of acoustical shell can be stored in fly loft while not in use.

Sound Equipment

The PAC includes a fully equipped control booth in the center of the audience, approximately 60 from the stage. It has a 64-channel Yamaha CL5 soundboard, a custom Wenger Diva acoustic concert shell, and a nine-foot Steinway D concert grand piano.

Lighting Equipment

The PAC includes a fully equipped control booth with an ETC Ion xe 20 2K lightboard, which can be moved to FOH position with advance notice. ETC Tablet control is also available.
The PAC's house lights are on an ETC Paradigm house light system, controlled via light board as well as wall panels and SM control deck

Projection Booth Information

The West PAC has a projection booth and a full projection system. It features 3 Epson L1495U Projectors with custom lenses. One projects either onto a Draper 145006U 147''x236'' Recessed motorized projecton screen in the center of the proscenium opening, or onto the back of the Acoustical shell and the top of the proscenium opening trim.
The other two project onto Draper 101804L 100''x160'' Motorized projection screens hung on the house right and house left walls.

Box Office Services

For Front of House questions including space reservations, ticketing, box office services, and ushering please contact the PAC Front of House Manager. Contact information can be found at: www.sunprairieschools.org/community/performing-arts-center/performing-arts-contact-information

Rental Information

It is in your best interest to make sure everyone in your group or company is aware of the regulations that apply to everyone using Sun Prairie Area School District facilies to avoid any misunderstanding (specifically Policies KG and KG-R). The School Board Policies can be found at: www.sunprairieschools.org/district/facilies/district-facility-use.
Addionally, the PAC has a Policy and Procedure Manual, which can be located at
www.sunprairieschools.org/community/performing-arts-center/rent-a-facility

You can also request a copy of any of these policies from either of the PAC Managers.

Seating Capacity

The PAC has a 791 seat house capacity.
There are 8-10 wheelchair locations in the orchestra.
There are also 10 lifting armrest seats in the orchestra.