Everett Civic Auditorium
2415 Colby Avenue, Everett, WA 98201
The auditorium is owned and operated by Everett Public Schools. When the facility is not scheduled for district use it may be available for community users to hold a variety of events such as plays, concerts, meetings, etc. This beautiful venue continues to promote the arts for young and old alike.
- Seating Capacity: 1,534
- Stage: Proscenium opening 50' wide
- Fly Gallery: A hemp & bag house
- Marley Dance Floor available with 2 week notice (additional fees apply)
- Audio Technician and custodial support are included in the rental fee
- Users are required to provide the loading/running crew, box office staff and ushers for all events
What is a hemp and bag house?
Stage rigging techniques draw largely from ship rigging. The origin is most obvious with hemp rigging, which uses closely related technology and terminology. To this day, the stage is referred to as a deck in the manner of a ship's deck. Other expressions and technology that overlap the nautical and theatrical rigging worlds include: batten, belay, block, bo'sun, cleat, clew, crew, hitch, lanyard, pin rail, purchase, trapeze, and trim.
In a typical hemp system line set, the lift lines and hand (operating) lines are one and the same. The lift lines run from the batten up to loft blocks, across stage to a head block, and back down to a pin rail, where the lines are tied off, belayed, with belaying pins. A trim clamp (a.k.a., knuckle-buster) is used to attach sandbags to the lift lines to balance the load placed on the batten. The sandbags are usually filled to weigh a few pounds less than the load, making the line set batten-heavy (load-heavy) to enable it to fly in under its own weight when the lift lines are let out.