Technical Comparisons of Performance Facilities

Montclair State's performance facilities vary in seating capacity, technical features and participant amenities. For additional technical information and diagrams, contact the Director of Performance Facilities.

FEATURES

KASSER
THEATER

MEMORIAL
AUDITORUM

L. HOWARD
FOX THEATRE

MSU DANCE
THEATRE

AMPHITHEATER

Facility most suited for...

ALL - drama, dance, musical theatre, choral, orchestra, chamber

ALL

Drama,
musical theatre

Dance

Open air productions, public gatherings, low-tech productions

Capacity

499

946

100-180

100

2000

Stage type / dimensions

Proscenium, 48x40x52; 1,500 sq. ft. side stage areas
40 x42


  40x 32 x 47

Black Box 41x34x14

Open Space  42x38x21

Open Platform

Wing Dimensions

40x42x21

11x40-SR  15x40-SL

none

6x38-SL 
8x38-SR

none

Stagefloor

Sprung;
No traps

Traps

No traps

Sprung;
No traps

No traps

OrchestraPit

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Lighting System

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Sound System

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Fly System

Yes

Yes

Grid

Grid

No

Lobby Area

Yes

Yes

Small

No

Open Plaza

Green Room

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Guest Artist Suite

Yes

No

No

No

No

Scenery Construction Shop

Yes

Yes

Yes (shared w/ Memorial Aud.)

No

No

Dressing Rooms


6, accomodates up to 30 performers

6, accomodates up to 25 people

2, accommodating up to 16 people

2 (changing rooms)

No

Wardrobe Room

Yes

No

No

No

No

Costume Shop

No

Yes

No

No

No

Stage Mgr.'s Booth

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Concession Stand

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Parking

Attached garage

Short walk

Short walk

Short walk

Attached garage


Public Transportation

Bus & train stops

Bus & train stops

Bus & train stops

Bus & train stops

Bus & train stops

Box Office
on site

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Dining Facility

Short walk

Short walk

Short walk

Short walk

Short walk

Special Features

New,
state-of-the art,
superior acoustics,
exhibit displays

Largest facility, marquis

Intimate,
recently renovated

Intimate,
new dance floors

Outdoor theatre