Schimmel Center Rental Information

To rent the Schimmel Center, please contact Joy Besozzi: 


Take a virtual tour of the Schimmel Center

Schimmel Theater Front of House

Schimmel Theater Stage


Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts Theater Overview

*Please note that the Schimmel Center is an IATSE Local One Union House



Total Capacity (with orchestra pit seating): 653
Total Capacity (no seats on orchestra pit): 616

  • Orchestra Pit: flexible; max 37
  • Orchestra: 332
  • ADA Seating: 8
  • Balcony: 276


Stage Dimensions

  • Proscenium height: 21′-10″
  • Proscenium width: 59′-11″
  • Stage width between side masking: 44′-0″
  • Stage depth from edge of apron to cyc: 28′-3″
  • Height from stage floor to bottom of battens at grid: 41′-6″ typ.
  • Useable floor space in each wing: approx. 95 sq. ft.



  • Black Masonite deck
  • Black Marley available on request



  • Flexible repertory light plot with conventional and LED fixtures
  • ETC Ion lighting console
  • 2 Lycian Stark Lite II spotlights
  • 176 dimmers
  • Full assortment of color gel



  • Dead hung Meyer PA line arrays and center cluster, with full range coverage and SPL, and 48 channels of fully isolated sound split
  • Yamaha CL5 house audio console
  • Full concert and theatrical mic package
  • Audio monitoring system with Yamaha M7CL console, Shure in-ear monitors, and Meyer wedges
  • Steinway B grand piano



  • Panasonic 4K laser projector in mirror mount with 27K lumens
  • 2 RP projection screens: 15’H x 20’W (4:3) and 16’H x 28’W (16:9)
  • Video playback with QLab 4, Roland V-40 switcher, Mac Pro, and DSAN presentation remote
  • 50″ confidence monitor and 4″ speaker timer display
  • 4-channel infrared and color video monitoring with backstage and dressing room displays
  • 65″ lobby video monitor for live streaming or independent playback
  • Video camera for archival recording



  • Single-purchase counterweight rigging system with 32 line sets on 6″ centers
  • 2 manually-operated winch line sets upstage of cyc
  • 2-ton hydraulic dock lift to move freight from street level entrance to stage


Soft Goods

  • Main drape (cyan blue)
  • Mid stage traveler (black)
  • Legs (black)
  • Upstage traveler (black)
  • Scrim
  • White RP Cyclorama


Dressing Rooms and Green Room

  • We offer 2 communal dressing rooms that each comfortably fit 12 people. Each dressing room features ensuite showers and toilets. Each is outfitted with lighted mirrors, makeup counters and sinks.
  • 1 single dressing room with vanity, shower stall and toilet
  • 1 green room with full size refrigerator, couch, table and chairs
  • Wi-Fi
  • Washer and dryer
  • Costume racks
  • Ironing boards
  • Iron
  • Steamer
  • Sewing machine


Box Office

  • Box office equipped with Ovationtix software
  • Box office staff (must have 2 months’ notice)
  • Website ticket sales



  • Capacity 100 people
  • Lobby video monitor



  • On sight catering is available for the lobby and green room through Pace University’s catering agreement
  • Waivers for outside catering will be considered