Henderson Fine Arts Performance Center

Technical Equipment List

TheaterDirector Henderson Fine Arts Center:

Linann Easley

Administrative Business hours: 8:00am-5:00pm Monday – Friday

Technical Crew Availability: 8:00am-10:00pm upon request

Location: San Juan College, 4601  College Blvd, Farmington, NM 87402-4699
(see map for campus location)

Telephone: 505/566-3465 Theatre Office

Seating: 784 seats total (597 lower level and 187 balcony) in European or continental seating pattern. Handicapped seating available

Loading Dock: At the right side of the Fine Arts Center, there is a driveway that leads to the loading dock. The dock is 12’ wide by 18’ high at road level. It opens to the scenic shop with two doors of equal size leading into the right side of the theatre space.

Stage: A Proscenium stage with a 28’ high by 48’ wide opening. An 8’ deep by 4’ wide trap door is in the center of the stage (see ground plan for actual location). The floor is a tongue and grove yellow fir over three layers of 3/8” plywood, padding and concrete. The floor is painted black. The apron in front of the main act curtain is an orchestra pit lift with multiple duplex outlets inset into the floor. Entrance to the stage is from the stage right loading door and two rear doors on stage left and stage right.

  • No open flame or pyrotechnics are permitted on stage. No dance surface is available.
  • The fly lines and pin rail are on stage left along with the stage managers console and monitors.
  • The floor is 106’ (approximately 25’ per side for wing space) wide by 44’ to upstage edge of pit lift, the pit lift is 7’ deep for a total of 51’.
  • Stage has no footlights.
  • There are 33 counterweighted, single purchase fly lines in the grid (ten of which are considered open, see attached line set).
  • Clear-com intercom with 10 stations. The 400-amp company cut off switch is on upper stage right, behind grand drape.
  • The Wenger Orchestra Shell is stored stage right and takes up 10’x10’ area in the upstage corner.
  • Gridiron floor is at 58’8” from stage floor.
  • Pit area: The space will hold 35 musicians in performance conditions. A grand piano chairs and music stands are available on request. The front apron of the stage is an electric lift 46’ wide and 7’ deep at center and tapers to 2’ at the ends. This goes down one floor or 11’6” to join the rest of the orchestra pit trap room area.

Grand drape, Cyclorama, 2 black travelers (Mid-stage and Back-stage) and 4 black leg sets with as many borders, white scrim, small black scrim, and 30’x20’ rear projection screen.



  1. Allen and Heath 32 X 8 (currently only 2 aux sends  are available for on stage monitors, from this board).
  2. A separate monitor board is available upon request and can accommodate up to 6 different monitor mixes
  3. Central loudspeaker cluster above proscenium with 4-2 way, full range loudspeaker cabinets JBL, 2-sub woofer cabinets JBL and 2 JBL short throw horns. 2-stagefill JBL full range cabinets SR4732, 6 JBL wedges high low monitors for on-stage foldbacks.
  4. 2 beta 58s, 4 Beta 57’s, 4 SM 58 wireless, 1 Shure wireless SM87, full AKG drum kit, and 5 Sure SM 58 hard wired, other microphones upon request. Stands and cables.
  5. Dual Cassette recorder, RCA CD recorder/player, Sony Dat recorder.
  6. 24 microphone inputs and 8 outputs on stage and in pit area.

Theatrical equipment is split between Performance Hall space and Little Theater space. Please contact Technical Coordinator for specific needs.



  1. 24 channel ETC Expression 3 lighting board.
  2. 800 amp L86 ETC dimmers (230 2.4k dimmers). Dimmer capacity does not meet actual dimmer availability. Dimmers can be moved and re-circuited upon request.
  3. The DMX 512 control signal inputs from control room sound booth and stage right.
  4. Approximately 60 circuits in the house catwalks and 12 in the 4 side light ports at mid house. 25 circuits on the floor walls, pit area and on 4 drop boxes for light trees.
  5. 12 4k house dimmers with house light controls on the Idea board and separate controls at 8 locations around the facility.
  6. House rep plot upon request.

Theatrical equipment is split between Performance Hall space and Little Theater space. Please contact Technical Coordinator for specific needs.


Dressing Rooms: 

  1. 1 large make-up room, which will support 35 performers at the same time, with 2 locker rooms with 3 showers and toilet facilities and counter space.
  2. 2 “star” dressing rooms with private facilities and showers are next door.
  3. A green room with kitchenette and television monitor viewing the stage for performers is also backstage. The Costume shop with sewing machines and laundry capabilities are also available upon request. All backstage areas are connected to the Clear-Com system and have direct access to the rear of the stage.


Other:    Wenger Orchestra shell and 12-4’x8’ versalite risers for music venues. Slide, 16mm film and video projection equipment available upon request. Scenic Shop and some tools can also be used upon request and at the discretion of the Technical Director.


Questions or Comments?
Contact LinAnn Easley
San Juan College
4601 College Blvd.
Farmington, NM 87402-4699