For live performances & other public events, The Center makes every effort to operate on schedule. The Center and the user must discuss the schedule of events prior to commencing the program. This schedule should include: length of expected set-up time, time event begins, length of performance, & where applicable, length of each act. Where intermissions are appropriate, the suggested length is 25 minutes. In most cases, the house opens 30 minutes prior to the events scheduled start time, and all set-up & sound checks must be completed by this time. A Center staff member 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 representative. Unless there are any unusual occurrences or delays, all events start on time.
The Center reserves the right to control final sound level and equalization.
Any use of pyrotechnics or open flame must be pre-approved by both The Center and the County of Maui Fire Prevention Bureau. 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 or on any part of the premises without the approval of The Center.
There is no smoking allowed in the interior of The Center at any time.
No rigging, sound, lighting, or other equipment can be used or changed without the prior knowledge of The Center's Technical Director.
Set pieces, props, and other wooden objects must be termite-free. A professional inspection and/or certification may be required.
Estimates of technical charges, if desired, are available by contacting The Center's Technical Director. This estimate is limited to stage labor and equipment charges only. All inclusive final settlement estimates are available by contacting the Events Coordinator.
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 (sound). Depending on the technical complexity of the event, some or all of these personnel may be required 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 a the users expense. In some cases, The Center may permit users to supply their own technical staff, but only after approval of The Center's Technical Director.
Studio Room Configurations, Seating & Capacities
The McCoy Studio Theater is a non-fixed, flexible environment, sometimes referred to as a "black box theater". This environment allows for creativity in seating, placement of staging, or custom floor plan designs. Due to the nature of this type of theater, some pre-existing configurations may exist. It is important for potential renters to be aware of the changing room conditions, and to discuss the needs of their event prior to rental. The Center will work directly with the user to determine the needs of the event, and make any appropriate changes. Depending on the current configuration, and the amount of change required, some charges may apply. Capacities can vary depending on configuration, however the maximum capacity of the room is 300 persons.
Studio Tables & Chairs
The Center has a small inventory of tables & chairs available, and in some cases, depending upon other concurrent events, may not have enough for every event or configuration. Please discuss your table & chair requirements before booking.STAGE FLOOR
Resiliently Mounted Subfloor
A resiliently mounted subfloor is covered with two layers of 3/4 "tongue & grooved A/C plywood, painted black. The floor may be painted, screwed to, or modified with the permission of The Center, however it is the user's financial responsibility to restore the floor to its original condition.
The 10' wide x 14' high loading doors of the theater are located on the north side of the building. Loading doors are manual chain-pull metal roll-up style. There is no actual loading dock, however it is a flat, straight path directly to the theater. There is an 11' wide x 32' long right-of-way through the scene shop. This space may also be used for storage or construction. Scene shop space is not available without special permission.