(The Kent Concert Hall is currently closed for renovations)
The Kent Concert Hall opened as part of the Chase Fine Arts Center in 1967. It seats 2,168 patrons in five orchestra sections and five balcony sections. It has a proscenium stage 72' wide by 27'10" deep with a 21' opening, and a 15' apron that can be removed to reveal the orchestra pit at the front of the stage.
The Kent Concert Hall is most specifically designed for orchestra programs and features a full stage acoustical shell as part of the standard stage setup. The standard lighting and sound layouts have been designed around providing support for events contained with the acoustical shell. When the acoustical shell is removed, 20 line sets become available from the proscenium line to the back wall, with 40' of fly space. Four of the lines are electrics. An 18' by 32' screen hangs on the proscenium line with a 7700 lumen, long-throw projector located in the lighting control booth.
The Kent Concert Hall also features the newly restored Campbell-Holtkamp Organ, made
possible through the generous donations of Paul and Paulette Campbell. USU is one
of the few institutions of higher education to have such an instrument, and the restoration
of the pipes to their original purity, in addition to technological upgrades to the
console and wiring, makes the Campbell-Holtkamp Organ one of the crowning jewels of
the Kent Concert Hall.
Because of the wide, shallow design of the stage, the Kent Concert Hall is not always suitable for all types of events. Events that will be best suited in this venue include orchestras, bands, large choirs and conventions that require a large audience capacity. Dance groups, touring theatrical productions and large, highly amplified musical groups will generally work in the Kent Concert Hall, but may be better served by considering another venue.
For booking, scheduling, and rate information, please contact the CCA Production Services Scheduling Coordinator at 435-797-3040.
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