Rent The Center

The Henderson Fine Arts Center is located in a tranquil lake-side setting on the campus of Henderson Community College. The entrance to the Center boasts the first outdoor sculpture in Henderson created by world renowned artist and Kentucky native, Don Gummer. The sculpture titled "The Optimist" was placed on September 30, 2001. The project was coordinated by Ohio Valley Art League.

Our professional staff is ready to assist you with all your event needs whether it is technical assistance, catering needs, event planning, or ticketing services. Henderson Fine Arts Center is ideal for

 
  • Meetings
  • Lectures
  • Conferences
  • Workshops
  • Luncheons
  • Receptions
  • Seminars
  • Performances

We want your event to be a success! 

For information on facility rental, please contact the Henderson Fine Arts Center director at 270.831.9803 or e-mail Eric Kerchner.

For more information on planning your trip to Henderson, Kentucky please visit The Henderson County Tourist Commission.

MCCORMICK HALL

McCormick Hall was named in honor of Henderson s own Pat and Heather McCormick for their outstanding contributions to the performing arts. 

The 981-seat multipurpose performance hall accommodates everything from Broadway touring shows to community theatre productions to high school band concerts to dance recitals. The hall boasts exceptional acoustics, comfortable seating, and uninterrupted sight lines. Local arts organizations currently utilizing McCormick Hall include Henderson Area Arts Alliance, Henderson Community Theatre, Riverbend Academy, Children s Center for Dance Education, and Evansville Ballet. 

McCormick Hall is a non-union-house with an extensive technical inventory and a three-tiered rate schedule, not inclusive of theater services such as ticketing and house management. Full technical information is available.

SCOTT FOYER

The Scott Foyer, dedicated to Helen and Drura Scott, is approximately 2500 square feet. The foyer is anchored by two art galleries and a coatroom and concessions area. The foyer is used for pre-show activities as well as receptions for art exhibit openings. The foyer is available for private dinners or receptions.

STAGG ROOM

Stagg Meeting Room is dedicated to James and Geraldine Stagg by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stagg. The multipurpose room is 40 x 30 and is equipped with wireless Internet access, projector, television and DVD player, and lectern. The space easily accommodates a variety of uses such as receptions, lectures, training seminars or luncheons.
  • Lecture Style up to 100 people
  • Reception Style up to 150 people
  • Classroom Style up to 50 people
  • Conference Style up to 30 people.

DRESSING ROOMS

There are two large dressing rooms (see photo) that accommodate 12 each, with a sink, toilet, and shower. There are also two smaller "star" dressing rooms.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION 

McCormick Performance Hall & Stage

Seating

Main Floor: 748
Balcony: 231
Total: 981

Dimensions

Proscenium Width................................................... 49'-10"
Proscenium Height ............................................... 30' - 0"
Plaster Line to U. S. Wall at Center .................. 36' - 0"
Plaster Line to Pit .................................................... 6' - 1"
Plaster Line to Pit Rail at Center ....................... 15' - 9"
Center Line to S.L. Wall ...................................... 48' - 8"
Center Line to Pin Rail S.R. Wall ....................... 40' - 7"
Orchestra Pit Depth @ Stage................................ 8' - 0"
Stage Height from House Floor ............................ 3' - 1"
Stage Height & Row F Height ............................... 0' - 0"
Grid Height .............................................................. 64' - 2"
Low Trim ................................................................... .3' - 1" High Trim ................................................................. 63' - 1"
Batten Length .......................................................... 65’- 0”
Electrics High Trim .................................................. 40’-0”
Loading Bridge Height .......................................... 57' - 0" Crossing Bridge Height ......................................... 28' - 0"
Proscenium to S.L. Wall ........................................ 23'-10"
Proscenium to S.R. Wall ....................................... 16' - 0"

Floor 1½” Vertical grain southern yellow pine on two opposing layers of ½" plywood with a base of 2" x 4" sleepers on neoprene pads. Excellent for dance. Floor does not have traps, and the theatre does not own a vinyl dance floor. With prior permission from the technical director, 6d nails and deck screws may be used, and holes up to ½" may be drilled providing they are removed and plugged with hardwood dowels.
Note: Masking tape is not to be used on the stage floor. Vinyl tape, gaffer’s tape and cloth spike tape are acceptable if removed after the event.
Stage Access

DSL: 3' x 7' to piano storage and SL entrance to orchestra pit
USL: 3' x 7' to crossover, scene shop, and dressing rooms
USL: 8' x 14' to scene shop and loading dock
USR: 3' x 7' to crossover, green room, and dressing rooms

Orchestra Pit SR to SL: 40' - 2"
Depth: 8' DS to US: 9' - 8" with 4' - 1" additional under stage
Access: Doors at either end of the pit lead to S.R. and S.L. corridor. S.R. exit is equipped with a wheelchair lift rated for 300 lbs.

Performance Hall & Stage

Pit Cover Wenger Showmaster No lift. Requires two week notice and fee for removal. (one height)

Soft Goods

Main Curtain Medium gray Velour
Manually operated as traveler from S.L. or guillotine from S.R.
Valance is 32' 0" x 65’ 0” and can be used as a manual guillotine from S.R.
House Drapery All House Drapery is black velour with 50% box pleat fullness
Traveler (1) - Two sections 32' 0" x 34' 0" 22' - 0" US from plaster line Flr Blk SL
Legs (4 pair) - 32' 0" x 12' 0"
Borders (3) - 12' 0" x 65' 0"
Rear curtain (Blackout) (1) - Two sections 32' 0" x 34' 0" Does not travel
Scrim (1) - Black seamless sharktooth 30' 0" x 65' 0"
Cyclorama (1) - Natural muslin 30' 0' x 65' 0"

Circuit Chart: (HR to HL, SL to SR, unless noted)

Catwalk 3 5-16, P5-P6
Catwalk 2 17-48, P7-P8
Catwalk 1 49-80, P9-P10
   
Followspot Room 1-4
Orchestra Pit 1-4
Control Room 1-4
Balcony 81-88
SR Lighting Gallery 89-100
SL Lighting Gallery 101-112
SL Drop Boxes 1-DS 253-256 
(c-clamp mounted) 3-DC 257-260
(85' cables) 5-CS 261-264

7-UC 265-268

9-US 269-272

SR Drop Boxes 2-DS 233-236
(c-clamp mounted) 4-DC 237-240
(85' cables)

6-CS 241-244

8-UC 245-248

10-US 249-252

   
Stage
First Electric 2'-6"  113-144, W 18
Second Electric 8'-6"  145-176, W 19
Third Electric  18'-0"  177-208, W 20
Fourth/Cyc Electric 30'-0"  209-232
   
SL Tormentor 277-280, S7
SR Tormentor 273-276, S6
SL Rear 285-288
SR Rear 281-284

 

Light Booth Located back-of-house approx. 95' from the plaster line under the balcony.
Power

400 Amp 3 Phase, 120/208V disconnect on SR for touring company use.

1 Spare 100 Amp 3 Phase disconnect in DSR gel storage room.

1 60 Amp 3 Phase Breaker at loading dock.

Note: Facility does not have a spare cable to run to bus.

Dimmers 294 - 2.4 KW EDI SPI Dimmers dedicated to performance lighting. DMX
Control

ETC-ION with 2 x 20 fader wing and two 22” touch screen monitors.

Stage Manager’s console: EDI Enact 400 memory console. 4 pages of 24 playbacks that can be used as submasters, 400 channels, and 2 SVGA monitors.

SPARE Stage Manager’s console: EDI PLUS. Can be used as a 2-scene preset with 4 pages of 12 channels or as a 1-scene console with 4 pages of 24 channels.

House Lights

Two locations. Automatic dimming from light booth. Manual dimming from backstage left.
Step lights must remain on during performance.

Note: Extra crew is needed if house lights are to be dimmed from back stage.

Cable A variety of 10’, 25’, 50’ stage pin extensions are available. Some twofers and Edison to stage pin adapters available.
Trees (Side Boom) 8 - 10' trees. w/ 60lb. bases
Circuits 288 - 2.4 dimmer per circuit, 20 AMP grounded stage pin (see circuiting tab above)
FOH Positions

FOH 1 3' - 8" from the proscenium. This position is directly over the apron and can only be used for down and steep side light. +28' - 0" from stage 0' - 0".

FOH 2 24' - 2" from the proscenium. Mid-stage throw is approximately 44' - 0" at 30 degrees. + 38' - 0" from stage 0' - 0".

FOH 3 60' - 4" from the proscenium. Mid-stage throw is approximately 87' - 0" at 30 degrees. + 43' - 6" from stage 0' - 0".

Gallery 2 apron box boom areas that are 30" deep and begin 4' - 0" off-stage of the proscenium tormentor and run 16' - 0" at 70 degrees into the house. Excellent side lighting position. Floor is +8' - 0" from stage 0' - 0".
Spot Booth Approximately 92' from proscenium. Mid-stage throw is approximately 122' - 0" at 25 degrees. +43' - 6" from stage 0' - 0".
Stage Positions

(all battons are 65' - 0" in length)

1st Elec 2’ - 6" from plaster line
2nd Elec. 8' - 6" from plaster line
3rd Elec. 18' - 0" from plaster line 2
Cyc Elec. 30’ - 0" from plaster line

Drop Boxes

(Boxes are located in grid 35' SL & SR of center line.)

Box 1 & 2 6' - 4" from plaster line

Box 3 & 4 12' - 0" from plaster line

Box 5 & 6 21' - 0" from plaster line

Box 7 & 8 26' - 6" from plaster line

Box 9 & 10 32' - 6" from plaster line

Instruments

14 10o Source 4

17 19o Source 4

19 26o Source 4

29 36o Source 4

14 Altman 6" Fresnels

6 Altman 8" Fresnels

16 Source 4 PAR

28 Altman PAR 64

50 L&E PAR 64

9 Altman 3-cell 3 Farcyc

8 Altman R-40 8’ STRIP 4 circuit

Follow Spot 2-Lycian SuperStar, 1200 watt HB halide lamp. Spots are located in the spot booth. Note: Follow Spots cannot be transported to other locations.
Accessories

12' - 9" x 28' - 0" cinema screen located up-stage 4' - 9" from plaster line
Note: Cannot be removed.

1-30' JLG electric vertical lift, 1- 24' trestle ladder, 1- 10' A-frame ladder, 1- 8' A-frame ladder.

1-Panasonic CCD color camera permanently mounted in light booth and focused on stage Output terminates in sound booth and can be patched via BNC connectors. BNC connector inputs for monitors are located in the main dressing rooms, technical office, orchestra pit, SL & SR proscenium and green room.
Note: Monitors available on SL and SR. Other monitors not available

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Floor Plan
  Dist. Current HFAC hang Arbor Cap. L.b max
A 0'2" Fire curtain  
1 1'0" Full size Valance* (30’w x 65’h, guill., gray, house header) 1,177
2 2'0" Grand Drape* guill/trav, gray, house portal legs, block SL 1,177
3 2'6" 1st Electric ** 841
4 4'0" Movie Screen*  
5 4'6" 1st of 19 available linesets 1,177
6 5'6"   841
7 6'6" Border 1,177
8 7'0" Leg 841
9 8'6" 2nd Electric **  
10 10'0"   841
11 11'0"   841
12 13'0" Leg 1,345
13 14'0"   841
14 14'6"   841
15 16'0" Border 1,345
16 18'0" 3rd Electric**  
17 20'0"   841
18 21'6" Mid-stage Trav.* travel block SL 1,177
19 23'6" Border 1,345
20 25'0"   1,345
21 25'6"   841
22 26'0"   841
23 27'6"   841
24 28'6" Leg 841
25 30'0" 4th Electrical** Cyc Electric  
26 30'6"   841
27 32'0" House Cyc 1,177
28 32'6" House Blackout* Center Split-No Travel 841
  38'6" Back wall  

* Cannot be removed
** High Trim at 40' only

Loading Dock

Located on the east side of the building at the southeast corner.

High Loading Dock

Height: 50" (semi)

Width: 2 bays 12'-0"

Depth: 14'-0"

Low Loading Dock

Height: 32" (pick-ups)

Width: 20'-0"

The loading dock is serviced by a 105' long x 50' wide concrete drive that can accommodate two trucks. Trucks may remain in the load-in area.

Load in Door

The loading dock services two entrances:
10' X 10' Overhead door
6' X 10' Double door

Both doors provide direct access to the stage and a large storage area.

Parking

Two vehicles may remain parked in the loading area if drivers are nearby (HFAC) or keys remain in the vehicles. A parking lot 75 yards from the theatre is available for truck parking.

Note: Private vehicles must be moved after unloading.
Unauthorized vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense.

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Dressing Rooms

Dressing Rooms A & B (19'-6" x 13'-0")
14 stations and sink, 1 handicap station
Attached toilet and shower (5'-0" x 13'-0")

Private Dressing Room (8'-6" x 11'-0")
5 Make-up stations and sink

Private Dressing Room (13'-6" x 6'-6")
5 Make-up stations and sink, private access toilet

Laundry One washer and dryer located in Scene Shop
Green Room Located 10' from USR entrance to stage. (27'-0" x 13'-4")
Dedicated phone line and telephone. 270-831-9809.
Cartere's Roomd Adjacent to green room and is accessible from green room or crossover corridor. Equipped with food prep counter, double sink, hand sink, cabinets, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, and small toaster oven.
Crossover Crossover is via a 5'-8" corridor that wraps the stage. This corridor provides direct access to the stage from all back-stage rooms, lobby, and orchestra pit.
Storage A 55'-8" x 27'-0" scenic storage area accesses the stage through an 8' x 14' door USL and is adjacent to the loading dock. HFAC materials are stored in part of the space.
Handicap Access All areas backstage are handicap accessible from the lobby and the stage. All entrances to the building are handicap accessible except the loading dock.
Fax Machine A fax machine in located in the Center's main office space and is available 24 hours. Number: 270-831-9802
Building Entry A performance entry is located on the west side of the building at the north-east corner. These doors can remain locked during performance if requested. Security personal can posted if requested in advance.
Storage A 55'-8" x 27'-0" scenic storage area accesses the state through an 8' x 14' door USL and is adjacent to the loading dock. HFAC materials are stored in part of the space.
Equipment 24 - Music Stand with Music Stand Lights
5 - 8' Tables
150 - Straight back chairs
6 - 28" Wooden Stools black
4 - Rolling coat racks

Orchestra Shell

Wenger Stagemaster acoustical shell
6 wall sections @ 9' 10" wide x 17' 0" high
3 wall sections @ 11' 9" wide x 17' 0" high
Normal set: 50' 0" front, 29' 10" depth, 35' 3" back

Wenger Concertmaster acoustical clouds used on
Line 6: 3' 0" x 56' 0"
Line 11: 6' 0" x 56' 0"
Line 20: 8' 0" x 48' 0"

Platform Riser Mitchell
8" , 16", 24", 4 section each 4X8
1 - 4X6 - 8", 1 - 4X6 - 16" & 2 - 4X6 - 24"
2 stair unit 16" & 2 stair unit 24"
Choir Risers Wenger Concept 2 7 sections, 3 step with rail
Pianos

Boston 7' Baby Grand

Kawai upright

Sound Booth Back-of-house under the balcony approximately 95 feet from the plaster line
House Mix House-right approximately 35 feet from plaster line. 120 V duplex, intercom station, 2XLR jacks to sound booth via 2- ½" conduit are located in house-left special seating area.
Power SR Proscenium 400 Amp Disconnect 120/208 V, 3 Phase House Left Gel Storage Area 100 Amp Service 120/208V, 3 Phase or
1 spare 3 Phase 30 Amp Breaker
1 spare 3 Phase 60 Amp Breaker
Main Console Allen & Heath GL 2400 x 4 x 2
Speaker Cluster Permanently mounted over the proscenium on the 1st catwalk
3 High frequency horn w/Electro-Voice DH1A Drivers
1 Electro-Voice TL15-2 Dual 15" Woofer
1 Electro-Voice CEX4L Crossover
1 Micro Audio 1.3 VQ Programmable Equalizer
1 Symmetrix 501 Limiter/Compressor
Fill Speakers Balcony: Permanently mounted on the third catwalk
3 Electro-Voice PRO 12B 12" Coaxial Loudspeakers
Under-balcony: Permanently mounted in ceiling
7 Atlas/ Soundolier FC54/T704: Speaker w/Trans.
1 Peavey IDL-1000 Digital Electronic Signal Delay
Additional Monitors 2 Yamaha CM12V wedges
2 Mackie C300z
2 Mackie SRM350 Active (10”)
2 Peavey PR12
Effects Speakers

House:
Permanently mounted on 1st catwalk
2 Electro-Voice TL18-1 18" Direct Radiating Sub-Woofer
2 Electro-Voice S1502ER 2-way-Horn Loaded Stage

Stage:
Permanently mounted on 1st catwalk
2 Electro-Voice PRO12B 12" Coaxial Loudspeakers
1 Peavey PSX Stereo Electronic Crossover

Microphones 3 Beta SM58
5 Audio-Technica Unipoint AT853R Choir mics
6 Sennheiser EW100 wireless w/ beltpacks, 2 handheld.
4 Crown PCC 160 Boundary Plate
1 Crown LM200B Lectern Mic.
1 Electro-Voice RE45ND (program pick-up only)
Headset Four-channel, Telex system with 13 single channel headsets and 2 handsets.
24 two-channel stations are located in the production areas and catwalks
4 wireless headsets available.
7 intercom speaker stations are located in the dressing rooms and production support areas, All-Call is located SR in stage manager’s box.
Two-way radios 5 two-way radios are available for moble communication. Primarily used for Stage to House Manager communications. Freq. 151.685 179.9
Paging System Main console to lobby and main console to house paging
Dressing room & Green room paging at stage managers box SR.
  Dist. Current HFAC hang
A 0'2" Fire curtain
1 1'0" Full size Valance* (30’w x 65’h, guill., gray, house header)
2 2'0" Grand Drape* guill/trav, gray, house portal legs, block SL
3 2'6" 1st Electric **
4 4'0" Movie Screen*
5 4'6" 1st of 19 available linesets
6 5'6"  
7 6'6" Border
8 7'0" Leg
9 8'6" 2nd Electric **
10 10'0"  
11 11'0"  
12 13'0" Leg
13 14'0"  
14 14'6"  
15 16'0" Border
16 18'0" 3rd Electric**
17 20'0"  
18 21'6" Mid-stage Trav.* travel block SL
19 23'6" Border
20 25'0"  
21 25'6"  
22 26'0"  
23 27'6"  
24 28'6" Leg
25 30'0" 4th Electrical** Cyc Electric
26 30'6"  
27 32'0" House Cyc
28 32'6" House Blackout* Center Split-No Travel
  38'6" Back wall

* Cannot be removed
** High Trim at 40' only