The Playhouse on Rodney Square, formerly the DuPont Theatre, in Wilmington, Delaware, presents national touring productions of Broadway shows and is the oldest continuously operating legitimate theatre in the country. Located in the DuPont Building, the brightest stars of stage and screen have lit the Wilmington sky and graced the lovely 1,252-seat Victorian theatre since 1913.

Known to residents of Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland as "Delaware's Broadway Experience," The Playhouse presents an outstanding Broadway Series and our acclaimed Children's Series entertains and inspires more than 40,000 children per year.

General Measurements
General Measurements

Stage Measurements

  • Proscenium Width/Opening: 34’-11”
  • Proscenium Height: 26’-1”
  • Front Edge of Stage to Plaster Line: 2’-10”
  • Plaster Line to Back Wall: 36’-8”
  • Stage Floor to Orchestra Floor: 3’-9”
  • Stage Floor to Grid: 62’-6”
  • Average Batten Length: 52’-0”
  • Batten “In” Trim: 5’-0”
  • Batten “Out” Trim: 58’-6”
  • Average Batten Travel: 53’-6”
  • Stage Width: 77’-2”
  • Stage Left Wing (Pros. To SL Fly Rail): 20’-4”
  • Stage Right Wing (Pros. To SR Wall): 19’-4”
  • Loading Door (Up Stage Left): 5’-11W x 10’-0”H (1’-8” Above Ground)

 

House Measurements

  • Front Edge of Stage to Rear of House Mix Position: 58’-0”
  • House Mix Position: 6’D x 11’-6”W (center) 6’D x 7’-6”W (Left and Right) Note Left and Right Positions require seat kills
  • Front Edge of Stage to Mezzanine Rail: 27’-8”
  • Mezzanine Rail Height Above Stage Floor: 8’-6”
  • Front Edge of Stage @ Centerline to Box Booms: 36’-0”
  • Box Boom Height Above Stage Floor: 25’-6”
  • Front Edge of Stage to First Row of Orchestra Seats: 9’-9”
  • Front Edge of Stage to Last Row of Orchestra Seats: 54’-0”

 

Pit Measurements

  • Depth of Pit to House Floor: 3’-3”
  • Depth of Pit to Stage Floor: 7’-0”
  • Internal Length of Pit: 30’-0”
  • Internal Width of Pit @ Centerline: 8’-9” (11’-4” extended, lose 15 seats)

Note: The pit cover is removed manually. Please contact the Technical Director if pit access is required. Orchestra pit capacity is 20-25 musicians.

Power
Power
Quantity Item Location/Notes
6 400A 120/208VAC, 3 Phase SL Trap Room
1 100A 120/208VAC, 3 Phase SL Trap Room
1 200A 120/208VAC, 3 Phase
Sound use ONLY
SL Trap Rm, Fire Shunt Tripped
1 200A 120/208VAC, 3 Phase
Sound use ONLY
SR Trap Rm, Fire Shunt Tripped
Note: Playhouse Staff to do all connects and disconnects.
Disconnects are fused and can be protected at lower amperages

 

Cable Run Lengths
Cable Run Lengths
Length Description Notes
150' SL Stage Level to FOH Mix Position Thru Plenum Below Orchestra Seating
30' SL Trap Rm Power to DSL Stage Level Thru Trap Room
80' SL Trap Rm Power to DSR Stage Level Thru Trap Room
Note: All lengths approximate.

 

Dance Floor
Dance Floor
Size Description Color
50’ Wide x 31’ Deep Rosco Adagio “Marley” Dance Floor Black
Drapery Schedule
Drapery Schedule
Quantity Item Size Fullness
1 Main Curtain
Curtain is Guillotine Open Only
40’-0”W x 28’-0”H 100%
1 Main Valance
Valance is Contour Cut
40’-0”W x 8’-0”H 100%
16 Legs, Black 15’-0”W x 30’-0”H Flat
6 Borders, Black 52’-0”W x 10’-0”H Flat
4 Panel, Black 28’-0”W x 28’-0”H Flat
1 Scrim, Black Seamless 52’-0”W x 30’-0”H Flat
1 Cyc, White Seamless 52’-0”W x 30’-0”H Flat

 

Lighting Inventory
Lighting Inventory
Quantity Item Wattage
1 Console ETC Ion  
192 Dimmers, ETC 2.4kW
3 Followspot, Strong Super Trouper 1600w Xenon
8 6" Fresnel 500w
60 ETC Source 4 Par 575w
12 R40 Striplight, 6’-0”, 3 circuit 300w
2 Leko 70deg, ETC Source 4
(Curtain Warmers installed in Mezz Pan)
750w
8 Leko 36deg, ETC Source 4 750w
36 Leko 26deg, ETC Source 4 750w
4 Leko 14deg, ETC Source 4
(Installed at FOH Box Boom positions, Units 1 & 2 each side)
750w
36 Leko 19deg, ETC Source 4
(20 Installed at FOH Box Boom positions, Units 3 to 12 each side)
750w
10 Leko Zoom 15-30deg, ETC Source 4
(Installed in Mezz Pan)
750w

 

Lighting Circuit Allocation
Lighting Circuit Allocation
Quantity Location Type
10 House Left Box Boom 20A, 2 P&G
10 House Right Box Boom 20A, 2 P&G
20 Mezzanine Rail 20A, 2 P&G
20 Stage Floor Pockets 20A, 2 P&G
10 DSR Jump Platform 20A, 2 P&G
126 DSL Jump Platform 20A, 2 P&G
Note: All circuits and dimmers are patched at SL Jump Platform.

 

Sound Inventory
Sound Inventory
Quantity Item Location/Notes
1 Midas Pro2 Console Rear of Orch. House
1 Console Remote (Apple iPad) House Sound Booth
1 Altec Array Above Center Prosc.
8 Meyer UPA Speakers 4 Ea. SL & SR Prosc.
2 Meyer USW, Sub Woofer 1 Ea. SL & SR Prosc.
10 JBL Speakers, Orchestra Fill Under Mezz.
4 Meyer UP Junior Stage Front Fill
4 Lab Gruppen Amplifiers SR Sound Cabinet
1 Clearcom Intercom System SR Sound Cabinet
1 Bogen Dressing Rm PA System SL Sound Cabinet
2 Mackie SRM 450 Powered Speakers Prosc. Stage Monitors
4 QSC K 12 Powered Speakers Over Stage Monitors
2 Galaxy PS6S Powered Speakers Monitors
1 DBX Quad Compressor/Limiter House Sound Booth
1 TC Electronic M1-XL Effects Unit House Sound Booth
1 4 Channel 1/3 Octave EQ House Sound Booth

 

Playback & Record
Playback & Record
Quantity Item Location/Notes
1 Tascam MD-350 Mini Disc Playback & Record
1 Denon DN780R Dual Cassette Playback & Record
1 Marantz CDR-500 Dual CD Player Playback
1 Computer Playback thru Sports Sounds Playback
Microphone & DI Inventory
Microphone & DI Inventory
Quantity Item Notes
1 Shure Super 55 Deluxe  
6 Shure SM57  
6 Shure SM58  
3 Shure Beta 56  
2 Shure SM81-LC  
6 Shure Beta 87C Wired
1 Shure Beta 91  
3 Shure SM102B Overhead Mic  
4 Crown PCC 160  
1 Beyer M-88 TG  
1 AKG 414 XLII  
2 Audio Technica AT857AMLA  
2 Sennheiser 421  
8 Shure Beta 87C Wireless Microphones (08) Wireless Channels Available
8 Shure UR1 Wireless Beltpacks  
8 Da Cappo DA12 Headset Microphone (2 Beige, 6 Black)  
2 Countryman E6i Headset Microphone (Tan)  
4 Sennheiser MKE-2 Lavalier Element  
2 PC Whirlwind DI  
6 Horizon Straightline DI  
1 ProCo DB-1 DI  

 

Video Inventory
Video Inventory
Quantity Item Location/Notes
1 Christie Lx66 Projector Mezz. Rail
1 9x12 “Fast-fold” Screen w/FP and RP Surfaces  
1 FOH HD Camera Mezz. Rail