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Technical Information and House Polices

The following are links to downloadable .PDF files which contain general facility information, technical specifications and operational policies of interest to producers, technical designers and rental clients. All are Adobe Reader files (.PDFs) and require the free Adobe Reader application to open them.

Click here to view the Technical Info and House Policy Handbook (.PDF)
The Handbook package contains a full description of all technical aspects of theatre operation in Whitman Hall including specifications on:

  • Seating Capacity
  • Soft Good
  • Lighting
  • Load-in Details
  • Sound
  • Hanging Plot
  • Cinema
  • Stage Specs
  • Communications
  • Operational and Union Policies.

The Leonard & Claire Tow Center for the Performing Arts operates under contract with IATSE Local 1 (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees /AFL-CIO) and PSC Local 2334 (Professional Staff Congress /AFT).

Also included in the info package are the various House Rules and Policies under which we operate.

Claire Tow Theatre(formerly Walt Whitman Theatre) Lighting Technical Specs:
Stage Ground Plan (VectorWorks v11-.mcd)
Any client wishing a Light Plot in Vectorworks and/or a Lightwright hookup, file should contact our Lighting Director, Steve Bailey and indicate what format you require -- VW2013 is the most recent, with Lightwright v5 files available.

Dance Light Plot

Pit Event Light Plot

Stage Ground Plan

Stage Lighting Circuit Layout

Stage/Lighting Sectional


Host your next event in the elegant, 2350 seat art-deco Claire Tow Theatre (formally the Walt Whitman Theatre),

Currently the facility is under renovation.