The 1200-seat Castle Theater is The Center's principal performance space; its multi-tiered configuration places no seat farther than 90 feet from the stage. Designed for a wide range of productions, the Castle Theater features a 50'x 90' stage with orchestra pit and shell, sprung- wood dance floor, and advanced lighting and sound systems.
The house opens 30 minutes prior to scheduled show time. All set-up and sound checks must be completed by this time. The Center's Technical Director, or his designated stage manager, will assist the visiting company in opening the house on time.
Under no circumstance will the performance begin, or the intermission end without the express direct verbal approval from The Center's Technical Director, or designated stage manager.
House seats may be removed from the front of house mix position, or orchestra pit as needed, however, all such requests must be approved by The Center's Technical Director before tickets go on sale.
The management reserves the right to control final sound level and equalization for any show at The Center.
Any use of pyrotechnics (fireworks) or open flame must be pre-approved by both The Center's Technical Director, and the County of Maui Fire Prevention Bureau. Due to fire regulations, the fire curtain must not be obstructed in any manner which could prevent its deployment or complete contact with the stage floor.
Note: All scenery, props, stage dressing, costumes, and all other flammable material must be flame proofed. Random testing will occur .
No nails, tacks, stage screws, tape or similar articles shall be driven or placed in any part of the premises without the approval of The Center's Technical Director.
There is no smoking allowed in any part of the Castle Theater at any time.
No rigging or other equipment can be used or changed without the prior knowledge and approval of the Technical Director.
Set pieces, props, and other wooden objects must be termite & insect free. A professional inspection and/or certification may be required.
Estimates of technical charges, if needed, are available by contacting The Center's Technical Director. This estimate will include stage labor and equipment charges only.
The Maui Arts & Cultural Center is a non-union facility. The Center has a minimal full time salaried staff consisting of the Technical Director/Productions Manager; a Master Electrician (Lighting) and an Audio Engineer. Some or all of these personnel are required whenever the theater is reserved, regardless of any union or other personnel required by the renter. Additional staffing is available from a pool of qualified, trained, hourly employees who are familiar with our equipment and facility. All labor arrangements are made through the Technical Director. All work performed by stage hands is at the user's expense.
Seating & Amp Capacities:
The maximum capacity of The Castle Theater in its default configuration is 1200 persons (1200 seats, plus standing room).
682 + 4 wheelchair spaces. Additional seats may be removed/taken out of circulation to accommodate disability seating needs or production-related requirements. Subtract 70 seats (rows A through D) if pit or thrust is used. Subtract 24 seats if sound is operated from the house.
248 total. 10 Box Seats, 20 loge seats, 224 general. Subtract 60 seats if projection booth is in use.
284 + 4 wheelchair + 4 wheelchair companion seats. 10 Box Seats, 20 loge seats, 264 general, Standing Room up to 76.Castle Theater Seating Chart
A resiliently-mounted subfloor is covered with 1&1/4" tongue & grooved southern yellow pine, and stained black. There is a trap room with removable beams, however, the floor is not currently trapped. Contact Technical Director for specifications. Trap area is 15' deep, starts 10' up stage of the plaster line and is 24' wide on center. The trap room floor is 9' below stage level.
Located directly behind the theater, the loading dock is 49" above ground level, and can accommodate two trailers (or containers) simultaneously. There is direct & level access to the theater through 14'H x 9'4"W doors. Dock levelers are available for minimal dock height discrepancies. Receiving area enters theater at upstage right wing. There is no forklift available.
Hearing & Visually Impaired
The Castle Theater is equipped for the hearing & visually impaired with a Sennheiser infra-red system. This system allows each patron to control the sound level to their satisfaction. The head sets are available at no cost to the patrons through the audience services desk. (We do require a form of identification for collateral.) Select events can be described for the visually impaired. Click here for more information.
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