Technical Services – Event Use Levels

Based on the complexity (or lack there of) of various events, it is necessary to determine which types of events require rehearsal time. The amount of rehearsal time needed to insure a safe working environment and efficient production experience for both the group/organization and the PAC-trained technicians is based on the level of the event. All rehearsal schedules (campus and non-campus groups) must be coordinated and scheduled through the PAC Facility Administrator.

The group/organization must provide a minimum of two (2) ushers for each door entrance into the auditorium for the event, to prevent food and beverage from entering the PAC and to insure proper audience behavior and care of facilities.

The rehearsal and technical requirements, by level, are as follows:

Level A – One technicians required during event, no rehearsal

  • Use of one microphone
  • General house lighting presets
  • Non-moving curtains

Level B – One to two technicians required during rehearsal and event, one rehearsal

  • Use of more than one microphone
  • Lighting changes or reprogramming of general lighting presets
  • Traveling curtains (side-to-side)

Level C – Two to four technicians required, minimum of two rehearsals

  • Use of more than two microphones
  • Lighting changes requiring technician on general lighting presets
  • Traveling curtains
  • One CD/cassette recorded sound cues (a “sound cue” constitutes starting and stopping of a sound effect, song, etc.). The group/organization must provide pre-recorded sound cues on one CD or cassette, in order of playing, prior to the first rehearsal. This should be accompanied with a “cue sheet” noting the scheduling of the various sound cues in the performance. Sound technicians are not responsible for providing, editing, or creating the sound cue recordings.
  • One video cue

Level D – Four to six technicians required, minimum of four rehearsals

  • Use of more than two microphones
  • Lighting technician on light board throughout rehearsals/performances
  • Two sound technicians required for microphones and sound cues
  • Traveling curtains
  • More than one video cue
  • Stage manager required at this level for direction and coordination of all technical components

At all levels, the group/organization is required to clear all personal effects from all areas immediately following the event. Total set strike must be completed no later than 24 hours after start time of last performance.