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Rent a Theatre

It is central to the mission of St. Norbert College that we be deeply engaged with the community in which we live and work. We fulfill our mission in part by offering a broad array of educational, cultural and social experiences.

There are many events spaces for rent on the campus of St. Norbert College. The Walter Theatre, Webb Theatre and Birder Hall are available for rent when not in use for instruction and academic pursuits. To view the specifications of our theatres, view the information in the tabs below.

If you are looking for other rental spaces please contact Conference and Event Services at 920-403-4000.

Rent a Theatre

Request to rent a theatre by completing the request form below.

If you are having trouble or your planning details are not settled enough to answer the form questions, please send your rental inquiry via email to performingarts@snc.edu. Otherwise, you can call 920-403-3443, and leave a message.

Theatre Rental Request Form 
Areas marked with an asterisk (*) are required.
*Primary contact:
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*Theatre:
*Event Name:
*Event Type:
*Date first choice:
Date second choice:
Date third choice
*Event start time: 


*Event length (hours):
Event set up time (hours):


Event clean up time (hours):

Other performance/rehearsal dates:
*Please list all other dates for this event with start times
Will tickets be sold?
Will a reception be held?
Equipment & Technology
Chair(s) (quantity):

Piano:
Podium:
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Internet/network access:
Powerpoint:
CD player or iPod/MP3 input jack:

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Other:
*Please list any other equipment needs or set up requirements.







Walter Theatre

The Byron L. Walter Theatre was born when the Abbot Pennings Hall of Fine Arts laid its foundation on the campus of St. Norbert College in 1955. In 1989, the Walter Theatre underwent a renovation which improved the lobby and interior aesthetic, added more seating and improved the theatre’s acoustics.

It is also a traditional proscenium theatre, handicap accessible and is home to the St. Norbert College Music Department.

Walter Theatre

Technical Information
Capacity  Attendance capacity: 724
Physical seats: 716
Wheel chair spaces: 8
Stage Dimensions

Maximum proscenium opening: 36'6" wide x 18'10" high
Plaster line to upstage wall: 33'4"
Left wall to right wall: 80'2", less 4'0" stage right for lockrail
Wing space: 25'4" stage left, 16'2" stage right
Height of grid: 39'6"
Battens trim out at 36'0" and trim in at 6'0"
Dedicated electric battens trim out at 24'0" and trim in at 4'0"
Length of batten: 54'0" (schedule 40, 1.5" pipe)
Number of linesets: 30 (4 committed to acoustical shell and 3 are dedicated electrics) 

Stage Floor  Tongue-in-groove fir on concrete, covered with 1/4" Duron and painted flat black. No dance floor available.
Electrics  There are three front-of-house catwalks and two side catwalks near proscenium for use as box booms. There are 272 LMI 20 amp dimmers controlled via DMX. The distribution is a dimmer-per-circuit layout using stage pin connectors. There are three on stage electrics with four additional drop boxes on stage left. A 400 amp road box is located off stage up left with cam lock connectors. All cable must pass 50 mega-ohm resistance.
Sound  The theatre has limited sound control and speakers. Touring consoles usually locate behind the last row of seats in the center section.
Scenery  Scenery must be back painted and fire proofed to local standards. Theatre staff will inspect and test scenery. If scenery holds a flame, show must re-fireproof at the theatre at the presenter’s expense.
Scenery Load-In
Shows can only load-in through the scene shop, approximately 100'0" from stage, entering from up stage left. Loading is at street level; a ramp is required for semi's or box trucks with no lift gate. Loading doors clear 8'0" wide by 10'0" high. A dolly and hard cart are available.
Dressing Rooms A & B These two rooms (both 18'4" x 8'0") are offstage left and upstairs and can accommodate up to 12 people, each. Both rooms contain a sink with a mirror, toilet and shower. This is shared with the Webb Theatre.
Dressing Room C
This room (17'0" x 12'0") is located offstage and immediately behind the theatre, and can accommodate up to three people. The room contains a sink with mirror and toilet. This room is handicap accessible and is shared with the Webb Theatre.
Makeup Room This room (23'0" x 16'0") is on the same level as dressing rooms A and B and can accommodate up to 20 people at one time. The room contains a sink and two large counters with full counter-length mirrors that are well lit. The room also contains a washer, a dryer and ironing boards for wardrobe work and is shared with the Webb Theatre.
Green Room This room (23'0" x 26'0") is located offstage and immediately behind the theatre. The room contains a sink with cupboards, a microwave, vending machines, couches, tables and chairs. The room can accommodate approximately 20-25 comfortably and provides access upstage right and upstage left.This room is shared with the Webb Theatre. 
Rehearsal Room  This room (26'7" x 49'0") is located offstage left and in the lower level. The room contains a sprung wooden floor, ballet bars and mirrors and is shared with the Webb Theatre.
Walter Theatre Layout  JPG
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Webb Theatre

The Neil J. & Mary M. Webb Memorial Theatre is named in lasting memory of the fourth president of St. Norbert College and his wife (1973-1983). The theatre opened and was dedicated on Sept. 14, 1989.

The Webb Theatre, which is handicap accessible, is known for its intimacy as the asymmetrical thrust stage allows the seating to wrap around the stage and is home to the St. Norbert College theatre studies program

Webb Theatre

Technical Information
Capacity  Attendance capacity: 190
Physical seats: 184
Wheel chair spaces: 3
Companion chairs: 3 
Stage Dimensions
38'2" deep on center line
22'6" wide at widest point 
Stage Floor  Tongue-in-groove fir on sleepers, covered with 1/4" Duron and painted flat black. No dance floor available.
Electrics  A series of catwalks surround and overhang the thrust stage. There are 157 LMI 20 amp dimmers controlled via DMX. The distribution is a dimmer-per-circuit layout using stage pin connectors. A 400 amp road box is located off stage up right using cam lock cable connections. All cable must pass 50 mega-ohm resistance.
Sound  The theatre has limited sound control and speakers. Touring consoles usually locate behind the last row of seats in the 400 section.
Scenery  Scenery must be back painted and fire proofed to local standards. Theatre staff will inspect and test scenery. If scenery holds a flame, show must re-fireproof at the theatre at the presenter’s expense.
Scenery Load-In
Shows can only load-in through the scene shop, approximately 70'0" from stage, entering from up stage right. Loading is at street level; a ramp is required for semi's or box trucks with no lift gate. Loading doors clear 8'0" wide by 10'0" high. A dolly and hard cart are available.
Dressing Rooms A & B These two rooms (both 18'4" x 8'0") are offstage right and upstairs and can accommodate up to 12 people, each. Both rooms contain a sink with a mirror, toilet and shower are are shared with the Walter Theatre.
Dressing Room C
This room (17'0" x 12'0") is located offstage and immediately behind the theatre, and can accommodate up to 3 people. The room contains a sink with mirror and toilet. This room is handicap accessible and is shared with the Walter Theatre.
Makeup Room This room (23'0" x 16'0") is on the same level as dressing rooms A and B and can accommodate up to 20 people at one time. The room contains a sink and two large counters with full counter-length mirrors that are well lit. The room also contains a washer, a dryer and ironing boards for wardrobe work and is shared with the Walter Theatre.
Green Room This room (23'0" x 26'0") is located offstage and immediately behind the theatre. The room contains a sink with cupboards, a microwave, vending machines, couches, tables and chairs. The room can accommodate approximately 20-25 comfortably and provides access upstage right and upstage left. This room is shared with the Walter Theatre. 
Rehearsal Room  This room (26'7" x 49'0") is located offstage right and in the lower level. The room contains a sprung wooden floor, ballet bars and mirrors and is shared with the Walter Theatre.
Webb Theatre Layout  JPG
PDF

Birder Hall

Dudley Birder Hall, once St. Boniface Church, was dedicated and opened.on Feb. 14, 2013. The renovations for the project totaled $1.7 million and were gratefully supported by donors. The building is located on the corner of Grant and Fourth streets. The project converted the church into performance space, especially for music. It holds over 200 and is used for recitals, chamber concerts, and public lectures.  It is also used for Dudley Birder Chorale rehearsals. Much of the work inside the church involved the installation of professionally designed, custom-made acoustical materials for state-of-the-art sound quality.

Dudley Birder Hall is handicap accessible.

Birder Hall

Technical Information - Coming Soon!
Capacity 
Stage Dimensions

Stage Floor 
Electrics 
Sound 
Scenery 
Scenery Load-In
Dressing Rooms A & B
Dressing Room C
Makeup Room
Green Room
Rehearsal Room 
Birder Hall Layout  JPG
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