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Teatro Alfa - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Opened in 1998, Teatro Alfa is the finest new theater in Brazil. It is owned and operated by the Alfa foundation. Facilities include a 1200 seat proscenium theater, 200 seat recital hall, rehearsal room, and extensive support facilities. The proscenium theater is equipped for all performance types, with standard stage rigging, stage traps, large stage lighting system, orchestra pit lift, orchestra shell, and sound systems. The facilities will support international touring companies, locally produced opera and drama, symphonic music, and popular music. The natural acoustics are extraordinary, with far greater uniformity and presence than are typically found in proscenium theaters. Sao Paulo now has two beautiful world-class theaters for major performances, Teatro Municipal, built in 1912, and Teatro Alfa.
StageProscenium Opening 13.5 meters wide and 8.55 meters high.
Stage Dimensions 23.5 meters wide and 19.5 meters deep clear.
Center line to stage right wall 18 meters clear of locking rail.
Center line to stage left wall 19.2 meters.
TrapsThe trap area is 8 meters front to back, 11 meters wide, with 44 traps, each 1 m by 2 m.
Stage GalleriesOn each side of the stage there is a fly gallery. There is a loading gallery just beneath the gridiron.
Stage FloorThe stage floor is a resilient wood floor, strong enough for heavy scenery and resilient enough for dance, with thick edge grain hardwood tongue and groove deck.
Counterweight Rigging65 single purchase sets.
Set Spacing 20 cm.
Batten Length 27.3 meters.
High Trim 21.4 meters above the stage floor.
Stage Lighting ControlsDimmers: 288 at 20 amperes, 127 volts. Computer control console with remote data monitors and hand-held remote controls.
Stage lighting outlet devices, connector strips, drop boxes, and receptacle boxes, distributed throughout the theater.
Stage Lighting InstrumentsA full complement of ETC Source4 and Source4PAR stage lighting instruments and accessories, including pipe, hardware, barn doors, high hats, color frames, safety cables, color cutting and storage equipment, lamps, cable, twofers, and so on.
Orchestra Pit77.5 square meters, for up to approximately 52 musicians, depending on the particular requirements of the production. It is partially extended out into the audience and partially recessed under the lip of the stage. The pit is equipped with a jackscrew type lift that can stop the platform at any level.
Technical GalleriesAuditorium catwalks include near and far box boom positions, two overhead catwalks for spot lighting, and one overhead catwalk for followspots. The catwalks double as service platforms for sound system equipment and for the equipment of other stage technical departments.
Control RoomsLighting control, sound control, and followspot rooms are provided. Each is fully equipped, sound tight, ventilated, and is provided with worklights and running lights. Connectivity is provided for internal and external data networks.
The Recital Hall has 205 seats and a stage 7 m deep by 8.2 m wide. This flexible space allows a variety of styles without the constraints of a traditional proscenium.
Stage Lighting ControlsDimmers: 96 at 20 amperes, 120 volts.
Computer control console with remote data monitors and hand-held remote controls. Provision is made for operating the console in the control room and from the stage floor. Stage lighting outlet devices, connector strips, drop boxes, and receptacle boxes, distributed throughout the theater. A full complement of stage lighting instruments and accessories, including pipe, hardware, barn doors, high hats, color frames, safety cables, lamps, cable, and twofers.
Control RoomsA lighting and sound control area is located at the side of the theater.
Architect: AIC Projeto E Consultoria De Arquitetura, Sao Paulo, Brazil
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