• Area (Sq. Feet): 5800
  • Occupancy Reception: 700
  • Occupancy Theatre: 2592
  • Occupancy Classroom: 250
  • Occupancy Dinner: 340
  • Ceiling Height: 72′

Proctors’ historic MainStage Theatre is the heart of both Schenectady and the Capital Region’s arts and entertainment scene. The MainStage, with an audience capacity of 2,646, is a proscenium stage space with a newly renovated stage house large enough to host the biggest Broadway shows.

This space is available for rental as a traditional live performance space, movie theatre or as a stage-only event venue. The stage alone can serve as a wedding ceremony/reception venue or intimate music performance space. The MainStage is a fully equipped professional theatre with full lighting, sound, rigging and over 20 dressing rooms. Click here for our seating maps.

It is also home to the fully operational Mighty Wurlitzer organ, Goldie!

For details on available locations, rental fees, services, size, etc., please contact Judie Bouchard. You will be asked to validate your email address by typing in a computer generated word. Thank you for your patience.

General Technical Information

Stage Info/Tech Pack (PDF)
Download the Fly Info (XLS)
Seating Chart
Dressing Room diagram
Driving Directions for Production Vehicles (PDF)


Proscenium 50′ Wide X 28′ 0″ High
Stage Depth -Curtain Line to Back Wall 55′
Curtain Line to Apron Edge 4′ total 59′
Offstage right From Center Line 69′
Offstage left From Center Line 42’3″
Grid Height 71’11”
Pit (hydraulic lift from basement to stage) 39′ 9″ X 11′ 8″ (at deepest)
Pit is in two sections – Orchestra ( 29′ 11″ ) and organ ( 9′ 10″)
The Lift travels 9′ 5″ from basement to stage
3 Loading Doors at Street Level (ramps required) 13″ High X 9′” Wide

Seating Capacity

Orchestra 1,481 (includes 76 portable)
Boxes 20
Dress Circle 163
Balcony 1,112
Loge 248
Partial Vision 22
Total 2,640
Pit Seating 56 (Portable)
Total w/ Pit 2,649

Theatre Staff

CEO – Philip Morris 518•382•3884 x 113
Director of Operations – Dan Sheehan 518•382•3884 x116
Production Manager (adv. contact) – Drew VanGenderen 518•382•3884 x 159
Technical Director – Jim Petersen 518•382•3884 x132
Fax – 518•346•2468

UNION: IATSE Local #14 Business Agent Matt Consler 518•898•6016
Musical Contact Nat Fossner