Technical Information

Contact Information

Malaspina Theatre Manager: Eliza Gardiner
Telephone: 250-740-6386
Email: Eliza.Gardiner@viu.ca

Technical Director: Robin Boxwell
Telephone: 250-740-6571
Email: Robin.Boxwell@viu.ca

Theatre Box Office:
Phone 250-740-6100

Mailing Address:
900 Fifth St
Nanaimo BC V9R 5S5

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Welcome to VIU’s Malaspina Theatre and Mike Taugher Studio!

VIU’s Malaspina Theatre, Malaspina Theatre lobby, and Mike Taugher Studio are ‘living classrooms’; unique facilities where students completing diploma and degree requirements can learn, develop skills, and gain valuable hands-on experience.

The Theatre facilities are primarily teaching spaces, but also function as a campus resource available to internal users and as a community venue available to off-campus external user groups as well.

Activities and events in the Theatre facilities align with the Theatre Department’s Theatre Diploma and Technical Theatre Diploma programs, which build a wide range of career opportunities in the performing arts. Academic study covers theory and history as well as experiential learning components where students develop strong
artistic, critical thinking, communication and teamwork skills in a highly innovative, collaborative and welcoming environment.

VIU’s Malaspina Theatre and Mike Taugher Studio welcome participants and guests to diverse public performances that showcase university and community talents and skills. The facilities are creative spaces, where imagination, individuality and diversity are celebrated.

Front of House

Malaspina Theatre (Bldg) 310

Facility Description:

  • A fully equipped theatre with seating of 290 + 3 wheelchair accessible spots
  • Offers a stage with lighting, sound, and projection capabilities
  • Live-streaming, broadcasting and podcasting services also available
  • Includes Lobby with optional Box Office and Concession/Bar, a green room, two dressing rooms, loading bay access, and technical support/student crew
  • Well suited to performing arts and film events, graduations, panel presentations, and concerts

Malaspina Theatre Lobby (Bldg 310, Rm 201)

Facility Description:

  • A multi-tiered, flexible space with a capacity of 150
  • Well-suited to receptions, guest speaker events, celebrations, business functions, and special occasions with food and drink
  • Includes optional use of Box Office and Concession/Bar
  • Versatile set up with various layout of tables, chairs, podium, projections

Mike Taugher Studio (bldg 330, rm 109)

Facility Description:

  • The Studio is a converted classroom, on the ground floor of the View Art Gallery building. It is next to the Music building, just a short walk away from Malaspina Theatre
  • A versatile ‘black box’ theatre adaptable to auditions, rehearsals, play readings, workshops, private instructional sessions, small productions, and creative presentations
  • This venue comfortably seats 25-40 people, depending on how chairs, tables, set, and equipment is arranged

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Stage (No Fly House)

Stage

Stage: Proscenium/Thrust
Proscenium Opening: H - 14’-6”, W - 31’-6”
Floor: Masonite covered, Black
In-Stage Revolve: Permanently installed, 10’ radius, reversible/adjustable speed
Stage Free Height: Lowest point (heating duct) 18’-6”
CYC to DS Apron: 31'
P.L. to U.S. Traveler: 14’-6”
P.L. to Cyc: 18’  P.L. to Apron: 14’
Stage Door SL Wing: 5’-5” x 7’-8”

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Masking

Black Travellers: Black Velour - Fixed track downstage main drape and upstage black traveller
Legs: 6 - Black velour (3 per side)
Borders: 3 - Black velour
Cyc: 1 - White - Filled English gauze

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Lighting

Booth: Rear of auditorium, shared with SM/sound
Patch: Dimmer per Circuit (280 circuits)
Dimmers: (2) ETC Sensor Dimmer racks

LX Positions:
 (3) Onstage LX Pipes
 (3) FOH Truss Pipes
 (1) FOH Catwalk
 (2) FOH Torm Positions

Malaspina-Theatre-Ground-Plan-2020.pdf

Stage-Plot-with-Electrics-2020.pdf

House-Hang-Control-2020.pdf

Magic-Sheet-2020.pdf

QtyItem DescriptionQtyItem Description
1ETC Element V1 ConsoleAccessories
43ETC Source 4 conventional fixture3Iris Kits for S4
20ETC Source 4 Jr. conventional fixture1Atomic Pro 3000 Strobe
10ETC LED Colorsource Pars Deep Blue110" Mirror Ball with motor
8ETC LED Colorsource Pars Deep Blue8Donner Wireless DMX receivers
2Chauvet LED Rogue Spots206" Barn Doors
5Chauvet LED Rogue Wash10Colorsource Wide Diffusion Filters
6Chauvet LED Slim Pars10Colorsource Medium Diffusion Filters
12Altman Par 64's10Colorsource Narrow Diffusion Filters
6Altman Zooms
Barrel TypeLighting Desks
619 degree S4 Barrel1Nomad w. ETC Gadget USB to DMX
1826 degree S4 Barrel116/8 Manual Lighting Board
2236 degree S4 Barrel148/96 ETC Express Lighting Console
650 degree S4 Barrel
190 degree S4 Barrel

 

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Projection

QtyProjectors
1SONY VPL-FH 36 5000 Lumen Front Projector (Fixed Front Projection in Booth)
1Epson LS-700 Ultra Short Throw 4500 Lumen Laser Projector (Fixed Hang CYC Focus)
1Epson LS-500 Ultra Short Throw
1Vankyo 2500 Lumen
1Sharp PG-MB56X, portable
Accessories
1City Theatrical DMX Dowser fixed on front projector
Screens
1Da-lite fixed electric screen 24'wide x 18'tall
1Da-lite fixed electric screen in Lobby, 8'wide x 6'tall
Players
1Sony Blu Ray
1Denon DVD
1iMac

 

Fogger/Hazer:

Clearcom:

QtyItem DescriptionQtyItem Description
1Radiance DMX Hazer1Clearcom Base station
1JEM DMX Arena Fogger6Beltpacks
4Manual Stage Foggers, small5Headsets

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Sound

QtyItem DescriptionQtyItem Description
Mainstage ConsoleWireless
1Behringer X32 console1Audio Technica AT300 wireless handheld
124 Channel House snake from booth to SR proc6Audio Technica AT3000 wireless Lavaliers
1Behringer 32 digital snake2Audio Technica AT3000 wireless handheld
6Sennheiser MKE2 Lav mics
SpeakersMicrophones
2Cerwin Vega CE-15" Self-Powered 1000W (L,R)8SM58 vocal mics
4Cerwin Vega CE-12" Self-Powered 1000W (monitors)4SM58 instrument mics
2Yamaha 12" self-powered 300W2SM 51 condenser
2L1 Bose Stage sidefill2AKG C535 EB condenser
115" Behringer power sub2Podium mics
AmpsDI's
2QSC CX404 4-channel amps4Behringer Active DI's
Lobby ConsoleAccessories
1Behringer XAir-XR168Tripod mic stands
Speakers2Tabletop round base short stands
4EV-1I-100 200Watt4Music stands

 

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Intercom

Clearcom headset system
Dressing Room/Green Room monitors

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