Rentals currently are suspended. We hope to begin taking rental inquires again in spring 2022.

The Fine and Performing Arts Center facilities are primarily used for college and professional series events. Space is also available for rent to outside organizations on a limited basis.

Please note college events always receive first preference, and rental contracts may not be finalized until space-usage requirements for academic programs, Fine and Performing Arts Center events, and other college programs have been scheduled and confirmed. Facilities are never available for rent during time periods when the college is officially closed.

For additional questions and information, email boxoffice@morainevalley.edu.

Facilities

Dorothy Menker Theater

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The 575-seat Dorothy Menker Theater is the center’s main attraction. This proscenium theater is equipped with a mechanically controlled orchestra pit that can be raised and lowered to fit performance needs. Balcony and main floor seating is augmented by four exclusive box seat areas. The theater also features a massive fly tower for elaborate scene changes, and both first- and second-floor lobbies.

Seating Chart

John and Angeline Oremus Theater

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The John and Angeline Oremus Theater is a fully equipped black box theater with flexible seating to accommodate a comprehensive range of performances, from traditional to experimental. And like the Dorothy Menker Theater, this 125-seat theater has direct access to expansive support areas, including scenery and costume shops, and rehearsal and dressing rooms.

Recital Hall

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Additional facilities include a recital room. The recital room, located on the first floor, has a capacity of 75 guests and features a Yamaha piano and stage, creating the perfect intimate setting for any music recital.

Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery

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The Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery showcases works in a wide variety of media by Moraine Valley students and faculty, as well as local, regional and nationally known artists.

Atrium

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North and south entrances to the Fine and Performing Arts Center open to a two-story, glass-enclosed atrium showered with natural light that highlights display cases for student, staff and community artwork.

Other Facilities

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Additional facilities in the Fine and Performing Arts Center include a recital room, choral/band room, music practice rooms, digital piano lab, computer graphic design labs, graphic design studio, ceramics studio, sculpture studio, painting studio, photography studio, printmaking studio, drawing studios, a 55-seat lecture hall, and classrooms.

Rental fees and venue specifications

Dorothy Menker Theater

Dorothy Menker Theater Rental

$3,400 total rental cost.
RENTAL INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:

PERSONNEL

  • One technical director for up to 8 hours
  • Three stagehands for up to 8 hours
  • One event coordinator for up to 8 hours
  • One house manager for up to 4 hours
  • Two ushers for up to 4 hours
    It is at the discretion of the venue management to add additional personnel.
    Any additional staffing needs will be at the renter’s expense.

SPACE AND EQUIPMENT

  • Dorothy Menker Theater for 8 consecutive hours (including a mandatory 30-minute break)
  • Seating for 575
  • General stage lighting
  • General audio services
  • Two 8’ tables skirted with black linens
  • Two black easels
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Dorothy Menker Theater Rehearsal Rental

$960 total rental cost.
RENTAL INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:

PERSONNEL

  • One technical director for up to 4 hours
  • Three stagehands for up to 4 hours
    It is at the discretion of the venue management to add additional personnel.
    Any additional staffing needs will be at the renter’s expense.

SPACE AND EQUIPMENT

  • Dorothy Menker Theater for 4 consecutive hours (including a mandatory 30-minute break)
  • Seating for 575
  • General stage lighting
  • General audio services
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Dorothy Menker Theater Venue Specifications

Seating Capacity

  • Orchestra with Pit: 425
  • Orchestra without Pit: 397
  • Balcony: 170
  • Balcony Boxes: 16
  • Total Seating Capacity with Pit: 619
  • Total Seating Capacity without Pit: 591
  • Wheelchair seating: 8

Dimensions

  • Farthest seat: 51’- 6”
  • Nearest seat: 5’
  • Maximum width of auditorium: 76’-5”
  • Minimum width of auditorium: 56’-0”
  • Two aisles in orchestra and balcony

Stage

Proscenium

  • 24 1/2’ high x 40’ wide
  • Portal legs provide variable opening
  • To back wall: 34 1/2’ (from house face of proscenium wall)
  • To front of stage: 0’ without Orchestra Cover; 9 1/2’ with Orchestra Cover (from house face of proscenium wall)

Centerline

  • To stage right wall: 33 1/2’
  • To stage left wall: 45’

Wingspace

  • Stage Right: 13 1/2’ x 30’
  • Stage Left: 25’ x 30’
  • Stage Floor
  • Sleeper system-Robin’s bio channel.
    The floor is painted flat black, stage screws and nails are acceptable

Road Board

  • Stage left for plug-in.
  • Two 200 Amp. / 3 PH service stage left,
  • 7’ from proscenium opening.
  • Bare wire connection into panel.
  • Interface between road and house lighting equipment is DMX 512 C.

 

Flight

  • Main Curtain (Indigo Blue Color): Guillotine and Travel Control located Stage Right
  • Single Purchase Counterweight System with 28 lines on 9”/0.15m centers
  • Grid Height: 60’
    1600 lb. line load
  • First available line from plaster: 3’ – 4” (line #4)
  • Last available line from plaster: 23’ – 4” (line #26)Permanently hung cyclorama: 27’ – 9” from plaster
  • Cyc curtain is constructed of white, filled scrim 26 1/2’ h x 51’ w, light blue
  • Masking inventory: 2 panels, 5 leg sets with tabs and 5 borders, all black velour

Batten Lengths

  • Standard Battens are 52’ long
  • Battens #3, 18, 25 are electric – these are not suitable for scenic or moving pieces

Counterweights

  • Standard sets require 3 bricks for batten weight and have a 1600 lb. capacity at the pipe
  • Full bricks weight 44 lbs., half bricks weigh 22 lbs.
John and Angeline Oremus

John and Angeline Oremus Theater Rental

$2,280 total rental cost.
RENTAL INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:

PERSONNEL

  • One technical director for up to 8 hours
  • Two stagehands for up to 8 hours
  • One event coordinator for up to 8 hours
  • One house manager for up to 4 hours
  • Two ushers for up to 4 hours
    It is at the discretion of the venue management to add additional personnel. Any additional staffing needs will be at the renter’s expense.

SPACE AND EQUIPMENT

  • John and Angeline Oremus Theater for 8 consecutive hours
    (including a mandatory 30-minute break)
  • Seating for 125
  • General theater lighting
  • General audio services
  • Two 8’ tables skirted with black linens
  • Two black easels
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John and Angeline Oremus Rehearsal Rental

$960 total rental cost.
RENTAL INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:

PERSONNEL

  • One technical director for up to 4 hours
  • Three stagehands for up to 4 hours
    It is at the discretion of the venue management to add additional personnel. Any additional staffing needs will be at the renter’s expense.

SPACE AND EQUIPMENT

  • John and Angeline Oremus for 4 consecutive hours
    (including a mandatory 15-minute break)
  • Seating for 125
  • General stage lighting
  • General audio services
Recital Room

Recital Room Rental

$250 total rental cost.
RENTAL INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:

PERSONNEL

  • One event coordinator for up to 4 hours
    It is at the discretion of the venue management to add additional personnel. Any additional staffing needs will be at the renter’s expense.

SPACE AND EQUIPMENT

  • Recital Room – Room F120 for 4 consecutive hours
    (including a mandatory 15-minute break)
  • Seating for 75
  • One 8’ table skirted with black linen
  • One black easel

Additional Rental Services and equipment

  • Yamaha Grand Piano $150 per day
  • Piano Tuning $200 per piano
  • Table $5 per table
  • Easel $3 per easel
  • Chairs $25 per every 10 chairs
  • Music Stands $3 per every 10 stands
  • Marley Dance Floor $500 install + $100.00 per day
  • Acoustical Shell $250 install + $50.00 per day
  • Video Projector $50 per day
  • Custom Lighting Plot Pricing upon request
  • Box Office Services Pricing upon request
Green Room
Dressing Room

Dressing Rooms

  • Dressing/Makeup/Green Rooms are in the basement, directly underneath the stage – accessible via stairway on stage right and left, and elevator
  • Two cast dressing rooms – capacity (7+) each, includes sink, private toilet and shower
  • All dressing rooms include lights, chairs, sink, toilets and showers
  • One star dressing room, includes private sink, toilet and shower
  • Costume Shop can be used as a Wardrobe Room.
  • One Green Room. Green Room includes sink, refrigerator, table and chairs
Atrium

Atrium and Lobby

  • Located in the main entrance of the building
  • Public access restrooms located on first and second floors.
  • One gender-neutral bathroom located on second floor
  • Access for the public to seating is back of house on first floor and second floor
  • Access for performers to the house can be made directly from the stage
  • Box Office is located in the atrium near the south doors’ entrance

Truck Loading and Unloading

  • Loading dock is level with stage floor
  • Dock height above ground level: 4’
  • Loading door measures: 9’6” wide x 10’ high
  • Loading door at stage: 12’ wide x 12’ tall
  • Distance to stage: 15’Shore power available

Orchestra Facilities

  • Orchestra Pit measures: 40’ wide x 9 1/2’ to 5 1/2’ on ends
  • Performance level: 7’ x 0” below stage level
  • Accommodates up to 14 musicians at 30 sq. ft per musician
  • Orchestra pit is a mechanical lift
  • Stairway on stage right and left can be added