The Niswonger Performing Arts Center is the largest and most modern Performing Arts Center in Northwest Ohio and boasts 1200 seats. Behind the scenes, the Niswonger offers touring productions multiple dressing rooms, production offices, chorus rooms, along with a Green Room for wardrobe and catering.

Facility/Hospitality Information - Contact Mark Hartman

Technical Information - Contact Hugh Saunier

Loading Dock

1 truck dock street level. 12'X8' lift platform to unload on. Stage is street level.

No Shore Power.

Music Hall
Stage Dimensions
Proscenium width 54'
Proscenium height 19'-6"
Stage width wall to wall 90'
Stage depth PL/ back wall 39'
Thrust edge / back wall 53'
Wings 20'
Orchestra pit width 32'
Orchestra pit depth 16'
Orchestra pit cover width 32'
Orchestra pit cover depth 8'
Orchestra pit height 10'
Orchestra pit cover is motorized with a "Gala" pit cover lift. Travel is 10'/min
Grid height 54'
Trim height 48'

The primary rigging system is a single purchase counterweight system with 28 total line sets. All sets have 1,200 lbs. arbors. Click here for a PDF of line set schedule.

The lighting system is an ETC controlled and dimmed system, within 1 DMX universe. The controller is an Express 48/96 with Emphasis 200 attached. All instruments are "Source Four". Elipsoidals range from 19 deg to 50 deg, along with an assortment of par cans and fresnels. There is one FOH catwalk and one dedicated stage electric as well as four moveable electrics.

Spot Lights
2 in house spot lights are Strong "Cantos" 850w MH follow spots. They are located in a booth above the balcony entrances. A 3rd light could be operated from inside the production control room located in the upper balcony.

FOH sound is a JBL VRX line array, flown in an LCR configuration. Each stack is a 4 box array, providing even coverage of the entire house. Sub cabinets are center flown against the proscenium wall and are JBL dual 18 front loaded. Amplification is done with Crown CTS 3000 series amps.

FOH Mixing
Yamaha PM5D

Denon N645t CD/Cassett combo
DVD / VHS combo

Input devices
Assorted SM58, SM57, Audix drum kit set.
Sennheiser Evolution G2 series wireless system.
-12 receivers
-12 body packs with countryman E6 mics
-6 handhelds

Cabling / Snake
3 primary input locations with either xlr or multi pin jump snake. 56 channels to FOH. Multi pin stage split for monitors on stage left input panel. We have a 30? fantail for monitor desk.

Communication is provided by Clearcom. 2 Channel hard wired system with access at all production positions. Paging in all hallways and rooms.

Assisted listening
11 wireless recievers are available. Please see the head usher for assistance

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