Technical Information

Welcome to Missouri S&T's Leach Theatre


I. Access

  A. Driving Directions
  B. Area map
  C. Loading Dock Access
  D. Parking

II. Facility Layout

  A. Building Floorplan
  B. Seating Diagram

III. Stage

  A. General Information
    1. Floor material/paint
    2. Dimensions (w/Diagram)
    3. Stage Access (doors)
  B. Orchestra Lift
    1. Construction, capacities, etc.
    2. Dimensions
  C. Stage manager panel
  D. Orchestra/Band Shell

IV. Support Spaces

  A. Scene Shop
    1. Location
    2 Equipment Inventory
  B. Dressing Rooms and Quick-Change rooms
  C. Green Room
  D. Costume Shop
  E. Theatre-lab (black box)
  F. Laundry Facilities

V. Fly System / Soft Goods

  A. General specs
  B. Lineset schedule
  C. Soft Goods

VI. Lighting

  A. Control System
    1. Control Consoles and Locations
    2. House light Control
  B. Dimming and Road-Show Power
  C. Circuit Locations
  D. Instrument inventory
  E. Follow Spots

VII. Sound

  A. House Mix Position
    1. Mixing Console
    2. Source Equipment
    3. Processors / EQs
  B. Input locations (w/diagram)
  C. Microphone Inventory
  D. Speaker Cluster Info
  E. Stage monitor info
  F. Backstage / Lobby monitoring facilities / Paging
  G. Intercom System
  H. Hearing Impaired Listening Facilities
  I. Acoustic curtains
  J. Accessories (Stands, tools, cables, adapters)

VIII. Projection System

  A. HJC Lightvalve Projector
  B. Screen
  C. Video Source Equipment
  D. Presentation Computer

IX. Miscellaneous

  A. Steinway Concert Grand
  B. Chairs, music stands

X. Appendices

  1 - Typical lineset schedule
  2 - Blank lineset schedule

A. Driving Directions:

From Saint Louis Metro Area:

1. Take 1-44 west to the Rolla Exit 186 - Hwy 63/Bishop Ave

2. Make a left on Bishop Ave. and follow it until the 10th street stoplight; make a left on 10th street. 

3. Leach Theatre is in Castleman Hall, which will come up on your left about two blocks down 10th Street. Parking is on your left.

4. Our loading dock is at 11th and Main, make a left at the intersection just past the theatre and the dock area will be on your left before the end of the block.

From Springfield Metro Area:

1. Take I-44 east to Rolla Exit 186 - Hwy 63/Bishop Ave

2. Make a left on Bishop Ave. and follow it until the 10th Street stoplight; make a left on 10th Street. 

3. Leach Theatre is in Castleman Hall, which will come up on your left about two blocks down 10th Street. Parking is on your left.

4. Our loading dock is at 11th and Main, make a left at the intersection just past the theatre and the dock area will be on your left before the end of the block.

From Kansas City Metro Area:

1. Take I-70 East to exit 128A

2. Follow Hwy 63 through Jefferson City to Rolla (approx 70 miles)

3. Once in Rolla, stay on Hwy 63 until you reach the 10th Street stop light; make a left on 10th Street.

4. Leach Theatre is in Castleman Hall, which will come up on your left about two blocks down 10th Street. Parking is on your left.

5. Our loading dock is at 11th and Main, make a left at the intersection just past the theatre and the dock area will be on your left before the end of the block.

B. Area Map

A map of the Rolla area, including the locations of motels and restaurants, is available here: Rolla Map

C. Loading Dock Details

The loading dock is located at the corner of 11th and Main. The dock is 44 inches high and is level with the stage. One truck can park at the dock at a time and may normally remain parked in the dock as long as necessary. The loading dock door is approximately 8'0" wide by 9'0" tall.

D. Parking

There is free parking on the streets surrounding Castleman Hall. In addition, the 30-minute loading zone on Main Street between 10th and 11th can be blocked off for bus parking if necessary. Vehicles related to the show may also park in the loading dock if space is available. 

A‌. Stage Floor Plan

Stage Floor Plan

B. Access Areas

Access areas map

A. General Information

1. Stage Floor

The floor is a suspended sprung floor covered with 1/4" black Masonite. Typically, the floor is painted with a flat-black latex paint. 

2. Stage Dimensions


45'-0" w x 21'-4" h




49'-0" with lift at stage level
40'-3" with lift in orchestra position
33'-9" Plaster Line to US Wall
15'-4" Grand Drape to Apron




41'-6" center line to locking rail SL
36'-0" Center Line to Shell Storage SR
(shell unable to leave the stage)




53'-0" deck to grid
49'-6" deck to batten high trim


3. Stage Access

The stage is approximately 50' from the loading dock door. One 90 degree turn is required. The entire path is no less than 8' wide.

There are personnel access doors upstage right and left, which lead to a crossover hallway, dressing rooms, and shop. There is a door downstage right off the apron, which leads to a hallway and the orchestra pit. 

The door from the shop (and loading dock) is on the upstage wall and is 13'-0" tall by 8'-0" wide. 

B. Orchestra Lift

1. Construction, capabilities, and control

The orchestra pit uses a Spiralift from Gala. It is controlled by a hand-held wired remote from either the stage manager panel or a jack on the pit itself. The lift can be stopped at any level. Preset levels are listed in the table below. The stage has warning lights embedded in the floor surrounding the pit, which are controlled by the stage manager panel.

When stopped at the orchestra level, a door stage right allows personnel access to the put via stairs to a hallway off stage right. At the basement level, double doors open into a storage area where the grand piano, chairs, and stands are stored. 

The pit is rated to 50 lbs/sq ft lifting and 125 lbs/sq ft sustaining.

2. Dimensions


7'-6" (at stage level)
12'-9" (at orchestra level with bridge installed)




37'-0" US
26'-0" DS (trapezoidal)




8'-9" (orchestra level)
13'-0" (basement/storage level)


C. Stage Manager Panel 

The stage manager panel is located on the downstage left wall. This panel houses the ETC Express 125 light console, a houselight control panel, controls and indicators for the orchestra pit, safety light controls, and a ClearComm station. The panel folds out when using the light board or when a writing surface is needed. It has two built-in dimmable work lights.

D. Band/Orchestra Shell

The shell consists of 7 towers and three flown ceiling pieces. The towers are normally stored downstage right against the wall. They are too tall to leave the stage. The ceiling pieces fold flat vertically and fly out for storage.



A. Scene Shop

1. Location and Description

The scene shop is located beyond the up-stage wall of the theatre. Stage access is through a set of 13'-0" tall by 8'-0" wide doors and the crossover hallway. The shop opens out to the loading dock.

B. Dressing Rooms and Quick-Change Rooms

Type Quantity Quality Location Notes
Chorus Dressing Room 2 12 & 18 off upstage right at the end of the crossover hallway Each room has lighted mirrors, power at each station, one sink, and a bathroom with a shower.
Quick-Change Room 2 1 or 2 immediately outside the upstage left the stage door It can accommodate one person comfortably (2 if necessary) and has a private bathroom with shower, sink, and lighted mirror.

All dressing rooms and quick-change rooms have in-ceiling speakers for monitoring the show on stage and hearing pages.

C. Green Room

The green room is located adjacent to the chorus dressing rooms. The room is equipped with a refrigerator, coffee pots, couches, chairs, tables, an upright piano, and monitors to hear on-stage activity and pages.

D. Costume Shop

The costume shop is located in the basement but is not directly under the control of Leach Theatre. Contact the technical director for details and to arrange the use of the costume shop. 

E. Black Box Theatre

The Black Box Theatre is located off-stage right. This space is not directly under the control of Leach Theatre but can be made available for use by special request.  This space also has a monitor for listening to on-stage activity and pages.


F. Laundry Facilities

There is a washer and dryer on the premises that are available for use by touring personnel.

A. General Information

B. Lineset Schedule

‌Fly Battens 

C. Soft Goods 

A. Control System

1. Control consoles and locations

The main console is an ETC Ion located on the 3rd floor in the light booth. This console has a separate DMX run to the dimmer rack and up-stage right. 

The secondary console is an ETC Expression 2x and is located in the stage manager panel at the down-stage left. This console is running version 3 software.

Both consoles are connected to an ETC Response DMX merger and can control the dimmer rack simultaneously.

2. Houselight Control

All house lights, work lights, and aisle lights are on dimmers and are addressable via DMX by either console. They may also be controlled using the ETC Analog Address system. There are 8-channel slider stations located at the stage manager panel, in the sound booth, and in the lighting booth. In addition, there are work light buttons at both upstage personnel doors and panic buttons (for houselights and work lights) at all house doors. All work light and panic buttons may be disabled using a key switch at the stage manager panel.

B. Dimming and Road-Show Power

The house dimming system consists of 4 full racks of ETC Sensor+ Dimmers. 356 - 2.4k dimmers are available. Power is provided by an 800-amp 3-phase disconnect.

A road-show disconnect is located upstage right and provides three legs at 400 amps with Cam lock ends. Bare ends tie-in is available with a campus electrician required to lug on and off the disconnect. An additional 100-amp disconnect is also available with bare-end tie-in only. All shows requiring the use of these disconnects with bare-end connections must make arrangements with the technical director prior to load-in.

C. Circuit Locations

D. Instrument Inventory

E. Follow Spots

Two Lycian ZOT 12 HP 1200-watt HMI follow spots are available. They are located on the 3rd floor in the light booth.  




A. House Mix Position

The house mixing position is centered in the last row of seating at the rear of the house. it is completely open to the stage. Access is through a door in the upper lobby. There is no elevator. All equipment must be carried up the stairs in the house. If a snake is used, approximately 125' is required to reach the downstage edge of the stage. 

1. Mixing Console

The house console is an Allen & Heath ML3000 (32 channel, 15 buss, 8 VCA, 4 Stereo).  It features 8 aux sends (7 & 8 stereo capable, Hi Shelving  EQ, Hi-Mid EQ controls, Lo-Mid EQ controls (mid - boost/cut, sweep), and Lo Shelving EQ. Complete specs are available here.

2. Source Equipment
  • (1) Sony CDP-D11 Professional CD Player w/ wireless remote
  • (1) Sony MDS-E12 Professional Minidisc Player/Recorder w/ wireless remote
  • (1) Dell Computer, Win XP Pro, 256MB Dual output video, P4 3.0GHz, 1Gb RAM
3. Processors/EQs
  • (1) Behringer Ultra-Curve Pro DSP-8024 (House EQ)
  • (2) DbX12 series dual analog EQ
  • (1) TC Electronic M-One XL
  • (1) Echo3G LAYLA

B. Input Locations

XLR jacks are located throughout the facility. On stage, there are 8 inputs each USR, USL, DSL, and DSR. A total of 16 inputs are located in the pit.  There are 2 inputs in the lower lobby, 2 in the FOH lighting catwalk, and 2 on the catwalk in the loading gallery.

All inputs connect to a patch bay at the house mix position.

C. Mic Inventory

  • (3) Shure SM58s
  • (14) Shure SM59s
  • (6) EV RE-10s w/floor pads
  • (4) EV N/D 408As
  • (5) Crown PCC-160s
  • (2) Shure Microflex MX418D/C (podium mic)
  • (8) Shure ULX1 wireless lapels (flesh-colored mic buds)
  • (6) Shure SLX1 wireless lapels (black mic buds)
  • (4) Countryman E6 I headset microphones
  • (6) Shure SM58 Wireless Hand Held's

D. Speaker Cluster

The house cluster consists of 15" JBL subs and horns. The main cluster is located directly above the downstage edge of the stage. The satellite cluster is located in the middle of the house and is delayed to cover the last ten rows. The cluster is mono.  Amplification is by Crown PS-200 and PS-400 amps. The system uses a 70v distribution network to feed the cluster. Amps are located in the amp room on the third floor behind the light booth.

(2) QSC KW181 18", 1000 watt, active ported subwoofer cabinets are also available.

The amps and all the equipment at the house mixing position are powered by an isolation transformer located in the amp room on the third floor.

E. Stage Monitor System

(8) Behringer Eurolive B212D and 8 Galaxy Hot Spot stage monitors are available. Outputs are located for each channel on the wall USR, USL, DSR, DSL, on the orchestra pit, and two sets are available in the orchestra pit.

F. Backstage / Lobby monitoring facilities / Paging

Separate feeds are available for ceiling monitors located throughout the lobby and backstage. Both feeds run through a digital delay and compressor/limiter.

The lobby feed sends audio to the upper and lower lobby as well as the box office and the entire 3rd floor (light booth and spot booths).

The backstage line feeds two quick change rooms, the scene shop, ATD's office, both dressing rooms, the green room, the costume shop, and the theater lab (black box). Pots are located on the wall in each room backstage to control the volume.

G. Intercom System

Leach uses a two channel ClearCom intercom system. 

Dual-channel speaker stations are located in the house sound position, stage manager's panel, light booth, and TD's office. Stations are also located at each house door in the lobby (a total of 4).

Eight single-channel belt packs are available. Twelve single-muff headsets are available. One ultra-light headset is permanently located in the sound mix position.

Inputs for both channels are located on the wall USR, USL, DSR, DSL, in the orchestra pit floor pocket, and on the upstage wall in the pit. Three inputs are available along the flyrail. There are two inputs in the loading gallery. One input is located on the FOH A catwalk, as well as one on the FOH B catwalk. There are also inputs in each box boom. Finally, there is 1 set of inputs in the lower lobby.  

H. Hearing Impaired Listening Facilities

A Listen Technologies infrared hearing impaired system is available. It receives audio from the house console monitor feed. Receivers are available upon request from the box office in the lobby.

I. Acoustic Curtains

Motorized curtains are located on either side of the house and along the back wall. These curtains retract to reveal drywall and give the house a more live sound. Curtain controls are located in the house sound mix position. The curtains are typically opened for small instrumental or choral groups. 

J. Accessories (Stands, tools, cables, adapters)

  • (3) Table stands
  • (3) Boom stands
  • (7) Straight stands
  • (2) direct box (one is a powered DI with eight inputs/outputs)
  • (1) XLR/TRS/BNC cable tester
  • (20) 50' XLR mic cables
  • (25) 25' XLR mic cables
  • (6) Various length 1/4" instrument/monitor cables
  • A wide variety of mic clips, including shock-mount clips
  • Various couplers, adapters, turnarounds, etc.



A. Steinway Concert Grand

We have a 9' Steinway Concert Grand (Model D) piano that is available upon request. Tuning can be arranged given adequate notice. 

B. Chairs, Music Stands

We have approximately 100 chair and 50 music stands that are available upon request.

Blank Lineset

Typical Lineset