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Overview The Mitchell High School Performing Arts Center is a complex built to develop and showcase the abundant talent possessed by the youth of our State. This 65,000 square foot facility is located on the 42 acre Senior High School campus consisting of seven independent educational centers and creating a university style learning environment. The Performing Arts Center is divided into two sections. 49,000 square feet, or 75% of the facility is dedicated to skill development consisting of many self-guided practice rooms, the Thompsen/Stahle band room, a large choir room, a large rehearsal room and various classrooms dedicated to the arts. The remaining 16,000 square feet of the facility is dedicated to the presentation of those talents and available as a venue for events that fit the purpose and intent of the Performing Arts Center. This portion of the complex possesses the same sound, lighting, staging, and audience seating attributes available in most professional venues. The Ron and Sheilah Gates Auditorium South Dakota’s large school districts are home to several impressive performance halls. Mitchell can now lay claim to being one of the best of them. The 14,000+ square foot hall seats 1230 audience members in opera style providing floor, lower balcony, and upper balcony accommodations. No seat is more than 120 feet from the stage with access to disabled Americans and their companions at the forefront of our design and construction.

“The alliance of craftsman and creative draftsman built a facility that received national recognition for outstanding theater design.� A school only builds one of these in a lifetime, only one chance to get it right. The architects used only engineers and draftsmen experienced in theater design, subcontractors were chosen by proven results, even the general contractor assigned a project supervisor that was not only a superb builder, but, also an accomplished musician. The alliance of craftsman and creative draftsman built a facility that received national recognition for outstanding theater design. 2 | Mitchell High School Performing Arts Center


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Table of Contents 01 OVERVIEW 08 SEATING CHART Check out all the Mitchell Performing The Mitchell PAC is 35% larger than Arts Center (PAC) has to offer any other high school auditorium in the state 06 COMPELLING AUDIENCE EXPERIENCE 09 3-D CUTAWAY No seat is more than 120’ from the The double balcony in the stage auditorium allows for tighter sight lines and a great intimacy between 07 COMPELLING THEATRE performers and their audiences The Gates Theater is comfortable and compelling for the audience and contestants

10 BLACK BOX THEATRE It is a simple 1700 square foot room with blackened walls and a flat floor. It is equipped with the same theatrical sound, lighting, acoustical materials and catwalks as the main performance hall. 11 ADDITIONAL AREAS The Performing Arts Center is divided into two sections the main performance area and classrooms

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Mitchell’s Performing Arts Center securely anchors itself as a leading venue for statewide and regional competitions and performances. The public lobby is centerd at the end of one of the City’s main streets, thus making a stong visual connection with the community. The acoustics of the hall, coupled with the accomodations for performance competitions have recieved top reviews. Competing teams from as far away as Texas have already been singing praises to the facility.

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Compelling Audience Experience With 1,229 seats available in the three-tier auditorium, the seating design of the Mitchell High School Performing Arts Center allows a wide variety of ticket pricing structures.

Our recommendation is to treat the seating area between the orchestra pit wall and first section wall of the theater as premium seating and price the seats accordingly. There are 240 seats in this area including eleven ADA (wheelchair seats) with companion seating. That pricing structure would leave 989 general admission seats available. 6 | Mitchell High School Performing Arts Center


Compelling Theater

The Gates Theater is comfortable and compelling for the audience and contestants alike. The technical capabilities of this performance hall match its appearance. The acoustical special elements in this space were designed by a nationally recognized acoustical engineer with a personnel interest, his parents live in Mitchell. The audio, video, and theatrical lighting abilities available are professional at every level. The front of house is very impressive. Our backstage abilities are equally remarkable. Mitchell High School Performing Arts Center | 7


Seating Chart

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3-D Cutaway of the Performance Hall

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The Black Box Theatre

The Black Box Theatre, also called an experimental theatre, is a relatively recent innovation in stagecraft and is home to one of the most intimate audience experiences available. Performances bring audience members into the story. This 1,700 square foot room is equipped with the same lighting, souhd, acoustical materials, and catwalks as the main performance hall. The size of the audience is dicated by the requirements of the performance.

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Additional Area

The technology and theatrical equipment infused into the expanse of the PAC is professional at every level. The systems of lighting, sound, video, catwalks, curtaining, dressing rooms, orchestra pit, green room and fly areas are equal to or better than those encountered in most commercial theatrical venues. The Performing Arts Center is divided into two sections. 49,000 square feet, or 75% of the facility is dedicated to skill development consisting of many practice rooms, the Thomsen/Stahle band room, a choir room, and various classrooms dedicated to the arts. Mitchell High School Performing Arts Center | 11


821 North Capital Street Mitchell, SD, 57301 Phone. 605-995-3034 Dan Muck PAC Director Phone. (605) 995-7201 Email. dan.muck@k12.sd.us

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