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Theater Planning by Gene Leitermann

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Chapter 15Technical Elements

This chapter discusses the technical elements required in and around auditoriums for live performance—control rooms, sound mix positions, followspot rooms, and positions for spotlights. The types and sophistication of these accommodations will vary depending on the venue type and the anticipated performances.

Control Rooms

Control rooms (also called control booths) are enclosed spaces, usually at the rear or sides of the auditorium, used to house production equipment, the equipment operators, and other running crew. Most performance spaces will have at least one control room, and some spaces will have several dedicated to specific uses.

Uses

The primary purpose of a control room is to provide an acoustically isolated ...

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