Rehearsal Spaces

Halsey Studios: Gym, Loft, Brown, Grey, E103, W121

Space Place Theatre

Performance Spaces

  • Space Place Theatre
    • 101 North Hall
    • All students who want to use the center projector system are required to take a short ICON training course and quiz before checking out the key. To be enrolled, please email KatyBeth (catherine-schmid@uiowa.edu).
  • Hancher Auditorium

Costume Shop

Dance Costume Shop - 2322 Hancher

Space Place Theatre Facility Information

220 seat (250 total chairs) proscenium theatre (38’-3” opening, no fly house)

Marley floor (onstage, offstage, in crossover, and in the dressing room)


Large dressing room space: Accessed by stairs from crossover or hallway elevator.

7 Private dressing spaces with mirrors

1 Flexible wall changing space with mirror (2 wall units used to make space)

Restroom located adjacent to dressing room (three stalls and 2 sinks)

Makeup counter, with lighting and 20 chairs

3 zbar garment racks with upper baskets 

2 shorter racks for coats or overflow costumes

1 set large capacity Speed Queen washer/dryer

1 wash sink

Clothes drying rack

Iron/ironing board

Clothing steamer

Costume repair area with various supplies/tools/sewing machine/work chairs

2 Bulletin boards for posting production information/costume notes. 

3-4 ballet barres

First Aid kit, wall mounted

Marley floor, covers entire space

2 zbars 

Wall mounted hooks 

2 flexible wall units for convertible quick-change dressing spaces

Wall mounted mirrors

Light Panel

  • There is a light panel located in the theatre. This panel is accessible for classes, rehearsals, showings, and shop time.
  • The light panel has four options: work lights, house lights, stage lights, and apron lights.

Paradigm System

  • The paradigm system provides pre-programmed light looks created with a lighting designer and the input of graduate students. The cue list is available in the folder at the house left desk.
  • The paradigm system is available for use during all events.
  • The paradigm system is used in the booth for concerts and is not available for use at the house left desk during these times.
  • To request use of the paradigm, please contact KatyBeth Schmid.

Booth Lighting System

Projection Systems:

Booth Media Servers – Watchout, Pixera, and Isadora

  • Windows Operating System set up in a Server/Client two-computer configuration
  • Projector control via Ethernet (i.e., shutter commands, power commands)

Classroom/House Left Console

  • VGA connection (some adapters available for checkout)


Projection Specifications:

Media Servers connected to two on stage projectors = 1888x768 pixels (actual size = full cyc)

Classroom Projector = 1920x1200 pixels (actual size = roughly 28’ wide x 17’ high)

All soft goods move from side-to-side as there is no overhead fly space.

Permanent Soft Goods:

  • Main curtain (opens from the center)
  • Three sets of legs
  • Black scrim (Opens from stage left)
  • Black upstage traveler (opens from the center)
  • White cyclorama (non-moving)

Classroom/House Left Sound System:

  • Auto mic and mic stand downstage right
  • Auto play aux connection downstage right
  • PC audio aux connection at house left desk (connected to VGA cable)
  • Volume control for items listed above located on the silver panel at house left desk


Booth Sound System:

  • Allen and Heath GL2400 Sound Console
    • 4 on-stage monitors
    • 14 mic lines from stage patch panels
    • 2 subwoofers
  • 2 Sennheiser wireless Receivers with one handheld and two wireless lavalier mics
  • iMac with QLab playback software version 4.6.10
  • Motu Ultra Litemk3 interface
  • Microphone for stage management
  • Aux plug-in
  • Two CD players
  • Alesis Microverb 4 Preset/Programmable Signal Processor


Check Out Equipment:

  • 4 Sennheiser Wireless Transmitters and Receivers
  • 4 Countryman H6 Headset mics (beige)
  • 7 Shure SM58 microphones
  • 2 Shure SM57 microphones
  • 1 Whirlwind HotBox Active DI Box
  • 1 Shure 55SH Series II Vintage microphone
  • 6 music stands
  • 10 microphone stands

Space Place ground plan (for questions, contact Don Schneider)

Space Place light plot (for questions, contact Josh Nathanson)