Center for the Arts Information

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The Chico Unified School District (CUSD) Center for the Arts ( is a multi-use complex comprised of a theater, lobby and box office.
The theater seats 484 people and is fully ADA (American Disability Act) compliant.  It features an orchestra pit that seats 24 or it can be covered for an extended stage area.  The complex also includes a lobby area with a box office and outdoor patio area.  The backstage area consists of a green room, storage mezzanine, dressing/makeup rooms and accessible restrooms.
The CUSD Center for the Arts is located at the Pleasant Valley High School campus at  1475 East Avenue, Chico, California.
The main stage theater is a state-of-the-art, modified-proscenium theater, seating 484. It has an orchestra pit, significant wing space, and a loading dock. The stage has a full set of drapes, including sky syc, two scrims (one black, one natural) and a natural seamless drop. There is both a mid-stage and up-stage traveler in addition to the main house curtain. The plywood floor has a resilient underlayment appropriate for dance.

Sound can be controlled from a rear-of-the-house booth with the in-house 24-channel Soundcraft GB4 mixer. Lighting is controlled by a Phillips Strand board with DMX positions throughout the facility. There are two followspots.

Adjacent to the two performance spaces are dressing rooms, a makeup room and a scene shop. Also in in this facility are band and choir classrooms that can double as rehearsal and/or green rooms.

All spaces in the facility are linked by both a main-stage monitor system and intercom stations.

Additional Information:
Seating Chart