Lester Centre of the Arts

1100 McBride Street
Prince Rupert, BC V8J 3H2

T: 250 627-8888
F: 250 627-7892


Administrative Contact: Michael Sawatzky
Email: pacmgr@citytel.net

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Number of Seats: 682
General Description: The Lester Centre of the Arts is a state of the art 700 seat facility opened in 1988. It is operated by a non-profit society for the cultural benefit of the people of the Pacific Northwest. The house features side and upper balconies, with unobstructed view from all seats. Modern sound and lighting equipment complement the comfortable padded seats to produce an enjoyable and enlightening theatre experience. The spacious lobby hosts art displays from local artists, as well as hard and soft bars.
Facility Type: Rental and Presenting
Theatre Type: Proscenium
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Stage Type:
Stage Width: 42 ft / 12.9 m
Stage Depth: 35 ft / 10.8 m
Stage Height: 24 ft / 7.4 m
Thrust / Apron Width:
Thrust / Apron Depth: 14ft/4.3 m
Wing – Stage Left: 12 ft / 3.7 m
Wing – Stage Right: 16 ft / 4.9 m
Stage Comments: Floor is flat black masonite on 2 layers of 3/4″ plywood on 2×4 sleepers 16′ o.c. packed with vermiculite. No traps or elevators
Fly System: Yes
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Choral Risers: Yes
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Orchestra Pit and Seating: Yes
Cyclorama: Yes
Piano (Make and Kind): Yamaha 7′-6″ Grand, Nordheimer Upright


Loading: Upstage Left: width: 10′-0″ Height 12′-0″ – Door is same level as Stage and Parking lot
Parking Details: Parking lot around centre
Rehearsal Space: Yes
Dressing Rooms: Yes
Green Room: Yes


Lighting: Control Booth:
Strand 2scene preset/memory console (AMX Protocol)
Genius/Kaleidoscope Software
VGA Colour monitor
Strand Enviro 2 Houselight control
Downstage Right:
Mantrix 2S Control Console (8113SP):
12 channel 2 scene console with master control module,
electronic proportional matrix patch module and auxiliary control module
Sound: Clearcom
Mixer with 1/3 octave equalizers and effects module
Amplifiers; House Speakers; Monitor Speakers; Reel-to Reel; Cassette; Compact Disc Player; Turntable; Microphones
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