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Overture Center's Overture Hall

Located in the heart of downtown Madison, Wisconsin with the State Capital on one end of State Street and the University of Wisconsin on the other end

Description of Performance Area

proscenium stage

Stage Dimensions
Proscenium width: 52’–69’ (adjustable by tracked side panels)
Proscenium height: 30’-45’ (adjustable by motorized valence)
Stage width: 54’0” from stage left wall to center line
50’6” from lock rail stage right to centerline
Stage depth: 53’ deep from plaster line to orchestra shell storage
Apron: 3’ from plaster line to apron lip
Stage height: 41½”

Backstage Space

1-2 person “star” dressing rooms Stage level 5 Private shower and toilet,
4-6 person dressing rooms 2nd level 4 Private shower and toilet
(2) with carpet/refrigerator
12-15 person dressing rooms Lower level 4 Attached restrooms with showers and toilets
Wardrobe workroom Lower level 1 16’x24’-Attached laundry room with 3 washers/dryers
Hair and Wig workroom Lower level 1 12’x24’ – 2 washing stations and 3 work stations
Green Room Lower level 1 32’x22’-Kitchen for catered crew and performer meals
Production Office 2nd level 1 12’x12’-Three workspaces,
In-house LAN capabilities

- all of the support spaces are pre-wired with multiple phone/cat5 jacks, and have wifi internet access or hard-wired internet access available, as well as patchable intercom connections and a television with in-house production catv as well as local cable channels.

Fly Space

stage right 42' above stage floor

Sound Equipment

Sound System
Overture Hall’s FOH sound system consists of the following speaker systems: Left / Right Cluster, Center Cluster, Lip Fill (stage front fill), Loge Fill (tech box seating), Under-Balcony Fill, and Over-Balcony Fill (top rows of upper balcony). All speaker zones are controlled by a Soundweb London system control network to provide routing matrix, levels, crossover, delay and house EQ. User adjustable routing, delays, levels and EQ are available as needed via a remote wireless tablet PC. Overture’s system is capable of receiving up to 12 discrete inputs of either AES digital or XLR balanced analog. System input is located in the sound control booth, Orchestra level at the back of house on center. Through a network of “dry” tie-lines, audio, video, intercom or CAT 5 and fiber network cables may be “patched” to nearly any location in the facility. In addition, there are 4 dedicated “dry” XLR lines which run from DSL to DSR to Light booth to Spot-booth, typically used for road show intercom needs and 4 dedicated “dry” XLR lines from the Projection Booth to the “cockpit” sound position and Sound Booth.

Lighting Equipment

Stage Lighting control systems
house lighting control systems
Fixed lighting equipment in standard hang
Follow Spots
Lose Lighting equipment

Box Office Services


Rental Information

please call Rudy Lienau

Seating Capacity

2,255 with capacity to fit 16 wheelchairs