The Darien High School Auditorium

Auditorium Manager Jeff DeMaio 203.655-3981 x2490

Auditorium space:
1,104 total seats (698 on main floor 506 in Balcony).

Click for a seating chart of the DHS Auditorium (pdf)

Handicap seating and elevators for all raised seating levels
Note the balcony access is by elevator or stairway in lobby hallway.

Stage Space:

  • 56’ wide opening on stage from front curtain edge to edge
  • 37’ stage depth from back wall to front curtain
  • 6’ Apron
  • Traveler to main curtain - 11' deep
  • Traveler to stage edge - 17' deep
  • Wing space stage right =15’ w x 37’d
  • Wing space stage left = 20’wx37’d
  • 50’ Fly space
  • 42’3” high travel curtain
  • Screen 13’3” from rear stage wall.
  • 16,000lbs lineset on #22 pipe – manual raise & lower
  • Apron of stage floor is made of wood coated clear
  • Stage floor is made up of sections of composite material painted black.
  • Boys dressing room w/bathroom
  • Girl’s dressing room w/bathroom
  • Lectern (2) matching with wireless internet access and video projection available

Orchestra pit:  

  • Pit area: 46’ long. Center depth is 13’2”
  • Crest down on both sides to 6’ deep.

Lighting system details:

  • Strand Lighting System 500 series
  • CD80 Dimmer Rack with 79 stage light dimmer packs and 40 house light dimmer packs leaving 6 open slots. (125 dimmers)
  • Operating software v2.4 Premiere house light system

Sound system details:

  • Audio board - 32 channel Mackie Onyx 80 series
  • Control room speaker: (2) JBL LSR6325p
  • Denon DN-780R Dual well Cassette deck
  • Denon PMD351 CD player
  • Shure P4800 DSP Signal processor
  • QSC CX302V Power Amp
  • QSC CX302 Power Amp
  • QSC CX404 Power Amp
  • ElectroVoice FRX+940 Main Loudspeakers (2)
  • ElectroVoice FRX+940 Satellite  Loudspeakers (2) (Balcony)
  • Listen Technologies LT800 Hearing impaired system
  • Clearcom communication system

Camera system details:

The auditorium is equipped with four ceiling mounted robotic cameras to record events on the stage. This allows for anything within the auditorium to be video recorded and saved to DVD.  A trained DHS staff member is the only person allowed to work with this equipment.

  • 4- robotic Panasonic camera's WV-CU360c
  • Panasonic system controller WV-CU360
  • Panasonic MX70 video mixer
  • JVC recorder - SR DVM600
  • Shure SCM800 audio mixer
  • 6 JVC preview monitors

Auditorium Manager Jeff DeMaio 203.655-3981 x2490