Concert Hall Rentals

The Meyerson Symphony Center is not a union facility but is managed by a full-time event production staff. The Facility Technical Director and technicians are very familiar with the facility and in-house equipment, and will assist with acoustical adjustments, operate all in-house sound and lights, and will coordinate all other requirements through the stage crew.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All stage rigging work and follow spot operation will be provided by members of IATSE Local 127.  Local 127 work calls are scheduled for 4-hour minimums by the Meyerson Technical staff.

Special Features

Four acoustic canopies suspended above the stage can be raised, lowered, and/or tilted to enhance sound clarity.

The reverberation chamber is a 300,000 cubic foot space, which surrounds the upper perimeter of the shoe-box shaped concert hall. Reverb doors may be opened to increase the reverberation decay time or closed to reduce the reverberation.

Sound absorbing acoustic curtains are also available within the reverberation chamber and throughout the concert hall on three levels to achieve the desired articulation of sound.


Stage dimensions are 66’ 6” wide x 36’ 2” deep.  There is no fly or wing space.  Facility does not have curtains, legs, borders or other hanging soft goods.

Stage equipment includes:

  • 120 Orchestra Chairs + 110 Music Stands
  • Conductor Podium
  • Cherry Wood Lectern with 2 Gooseneck Microphone Mounts
  • 2 Step Units (may be placed in aisles 2 & 3 or DSL and DSR)

A robotic video camera system is available to use in the performance hall. The system features six robotic cameras, various wide views and one fixed view of conductor. This system can be used for recordings and/or livestreams of performances from the stage. Please see below for available packages.

There are three (3) pianos available for stage use, plus four (4) practice pianos in different rehearsal spaces within the hall.

The Herman W. & Amelia H. Lay Family Concert Organ is one of the largest mechanical (tracker)-action organs ever built for a symphony hall.

Designed by C.B. Fisk Inc., the organ features 4,535 pipes ranging in size from 32 feet long to the size of a pencil.

A performance charge will be required for its use; any organ performance with recording projects require an additional recording rights fee.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Use of the concert organ is limited to pre-approved organists only.

Inside the Eugene McDermott Concert Hall at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

All needs must be advanced through the Facility Technical Director, including production schedule, audio, lighting, video, and backline.


The Front of House sound console position is at the back of the Orchestra Floor Seating Section D. The sound mix platform is 67′ from the stage proscenium. The cable path from FOH mix to stage is 90′.

Typically located in the stage left entry wing.

  • Midas M32 Digital Mixer (32 In / 16 Out)
  • Analog 26-ch Stage Input Box
  • Analog 36-ch FOH Fan-Out
  • Analog 36-ch SL Monitor Split

NOTE:  Multiple Tie-Lines and Sub-Snakes available

Central Loudspeaker Line Array Speakers
  • Covers DS orchestra floor, loge and dress circle
  • (6) EAW KF730 SLAM (small line array module)
Front Fill Speakers
  • Covers DSL and DSR
  • (6) Meyer Sound UPA-1A loudspeakers (DSL/DSR corner fills)
  • (4) VUE Audiotechnik i-2.x 4.5-bnl loudspeakers (across DS edge)
Orchestra Terrace Speakers
  • Covers orchestra terrace soffit
  • (20) EAW L8/CX2X0-TM loudspeakers (4 delay zones)
Loge Speakers
  • Covers DS 1st tier side box seats
  • (2) EAW KF300i loudspeakers
Dress Circle Speakers
  • Covers DS 2nd tier side box seats
  • (2) EAW KF300i loudspeakers
Grand Tier Speakers
  • Covers DS 3rd tier side box seats and grand tier rows A-J
  • (2) EAW KF 300i loudspeakers (downstage 3rd tier box side fills)
  • (2) EAW MQV 1394e loudspeakers (downstage 3rd tier delay fills)
Choral Terrace Speakers
  • Covers upstage 1st tier
  • (2) EAW KF300i loudspeakers (hung from main canopy/upstage center)
  • (2) EAW KF300i loudspeakers (behind columns SL & SR)
Dress Circle Loft Speakers
  • Covers upstage 2nd tier lofts
  • (2) EAW KF300i loudspeakers



  • (1) BSS Blu-100
  • (2) BSS Blu-BOB
  • (1) BSS Blu-10
  • (2) EAW MX200i dual processors
  • (1) Meyer M-1A processor
  • Mono send for main PA system
  • Mono send for DSL & DSR corner fills
  • Mono send for DS lip fills

NOTE:  The existing house PA system does NOT have subwoofers.

  • (2) JBL SRX-712
  • (2) EAW SM202H
  • (4) Mackie SRM active hot-spots
  • Shure: (4) Beta 58A; (4) Beta 57A; (4) Beta 87A; (5) SM58; (5) SM81; (1) SM57; (2) AKG D112; (2) AKG C414 B
  • (6) Audio Technica Pro37
  • (1) Senn MD421
  • (2) Shure MX412 cardioid gooseneck
  • (6) Shure UR1 4DH4 (UHF) w/ KSM9 HH or DPA Lav
  • (4) Countryman E6 ear set mics

(15) Clear Com headsets/belt packs (wireless intercom not available)

  • (1) Behringer X-Air XR18 Digital Mixer (18 In / 8 Out)
  • (1) Yamaha EMX88 powered mixer
  • (12) Yamaha C115V speakers w/ stands
  • (2) Peavy 115PS speakers w/ stands
  • (2) Klipsch KP3000C speakers w/ stands
  • (1) Marantz PMD350 CD/cassette player
  • (1) press mult box w/ 8 isolated  mic level outputs

Recording microphones are permanently hung above the stage:

  • DS Center Bar: (2) Schoeps CCM 2H; (2) Schoeps CCM 21
  • DSL & DSR Outriggers: (2) Pearl ELM-B
  • SR Violin & Harp Mics: (2) Schoeps CCM 22
  • USC Percussion Mic: Pearl TL44 Stereo
  • Choral Terrace L-LC-RC-R:  (4) Schoeps CCM4V
  • Ambient House L&R: (2) Schoeps CCM3

Additional recording notes:

  • All analog mic signals provided at line level via Benchmark Media System 1000 pre-amp modules
  • All digital mic signals provided at line level via Merging Horus System
    • (1) APB DynaSonics ProDesk 432 (32 mono / 4 stereo inputs) analog mixer for recording
    • (1) Tascam CD-RW 900 SL recorder
  • The recording booth is located at Orchestra Terrace rear center. Please see below for rates.


(310) Colortran 500w Mini-Ellipsoidal Canopy Down Lights (covering the stage and orchestra risers); (6) ETC Source Four 26° rim lights (focused DSC); (4) ETC Source Four 19° conductor specials (located downstage at the front of the main canopy) | NOTE: These lights cannot be gelled.

(22) ETC Source Four 750w 5° FOH lights, (located above the follow spot booth); elevation is approximately 83’ and distance to the apron is approximately 132’  | NOTE: These lights may be focused and gelled as needed.

(6) ETC Source Four 750w 5° specials (permanently focused DSL, DSC and DSR); (10) ETC Source Four 26° side lighting specials (USL and USR above Dress Circle Lofts); (10) Vari*Lite VL5 wash luminaires (USL and USR side lighting above Dress Circle Lofts).

(2) Strong Xenon Super Trouper Spot Lights (2000w) are located in the spotlight booth above Grand Tier at the rear of audience seating area. Elevation is 78’ and projection distance to the apron is approximately 132’.

High End Systems HOG 4-18 lighting console with two (2) additional display monitors, (8) DMX Universe outputs, (10) master playbacks with motorized faders and master control keys.

Lighting Booth is located Rear House Left Orchestra Terrace, with window to concert hall.

  • (1) Leprecon LP612 DMX Lighting Console
    (2) Leprecon LD340 Dimmer Packs with stage pin outputs
  • (8)  ETC Source Four PAR’s
  • (4) ETC Source Four ParNels
  • (4) ETC Source Four ellipsoidals
  • (2) ETC Source Four Junior ellipsoidals
  • Plus, assorted lighting tree stands, pipe and base stands etc.

Rigging and Power

The attic above the concert hall is outfitted with DMX outlet boxes and Socopex outlet boxes which may be used with lighting trusses over the stage and audience. Please consult with the Meyerson Technical Director regarding locations of rigging points above the stage.

There are (13) CM Lodestar one-ton chain motors available for use in the Concert Hall attic over the stage. Please refer to stage diagrams or consult with the Technical Director about specific locations of house motors.

NOTE: All rigging will be handled by local IATSE riggers.

Electrical company switches are available for lighting, sound, and projection equipment:

  • SWITCH #1 (Backstage Right): 400a/208v/3-phase – E1016 Cam-Lok
  • SWITCH #2 (Backstage Right): 400a/208v/3-phase – E1016 Cam-Lok
  • SWITCH #3 (Backstage Right): 125a/208v/3-phase – bare wire only
  • SWITCH #4 (Backstage Left): 200a/110v/hot-neutral-isolated technical ground for audio equipment  – Cam Lok (not 3-Phase)
  • SWITCH #5 (Loading Dock): 200a/208v/3-phase – bare wire only

IMPORTANT NOTE: Switch #4 Stage Left is the panel near the typical monitor mix – it is NOT a 3-phase panel. 150’ feeder cable is the suggested minimum to get 3-phase power from backstage right to stage left for use in the monitor mix area if 3-phase power is required and Switch #4 is not used.  The Facility does NOT have any “house” feeder available in any length.

Loading and Unloading

  • Backstage right from freight elevator (bi-fold acoustical door): 18’ wide x 11’ high
  • Stage right and left doors from backstage to stage (double doors): 7’-9” wide x 9’-9” high
  • Backstage left door to lobby: 2’-9” wide x 6’-8” high (two steps at this location)
  • Lobby doors (entry from street): 5’-7” wide x 8’ high
  • Loading dock up to backstage right
  • Stage left and stage right up to Choral Terrace, side lighting, Reverb Chamber, and attic
  • Rear center of Orchestra Terrace up to Loge, Dress Circle and Grand Tier
  • Stage left and right booths to the stage
The loading dock is NOT at street level.  If you unload at a street level dock, you are at the wrong venue.

The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center address is 2301 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201. This is the address for the front door of the building, not the loading dock.  The loading dock is located off the Woodall Rodgers Freeway Service Road just east of the Pearl Street intersection. The dock is located UNDER the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.

The ramp (14’2” height of dock entry) to the dock goes down from the Woodall Rodgers Service Road to underneath the Meyerson Symphony Center. There is a guard hut at the bottom of the ramp and all drivers must check in with security before proceeding to the dock. The guard hut is on wheels and will be moved out of the way for truck access. Please wait for the guard hut to be moved and electrical power line to be disconnected before driving into the dock.

Dock height is (4) four feet and can accommodate (2) semi-trailers. Dock levelers are installed that can lower the dock height to 3’ 5” high.   Please re-set the dock leveler after each use. Damages from driving away with the leveler deployed is the responsibility of the Driver.

Pallet jacks, hand trucks, and flatbed carts are on premises and can be used, subject to availability. A fork lift is not available.

The loading dock is a shared space. Tractor trailers that will be in the dock overnight must be pre-approved by Technical Director.

Note to Truck Drivers: All tractor trailer rigs over 42’ in length MUST back down the ramp into the dock as there is NOT room to maneuver at the bottom of the ramp. Ramp entrance measures 24’-6” x 14’-2” high. A typical 13’ 6” truck can access dock without any problems.


If unloading a trailer pulled behind a non-dock height vehicle (e.g. bus or motor coach), trailer must be unloaded at ground level IN FRONT of the Facility at 2301 Flora Street. The Technical Director must approve in advance.

Note to Bus/Motor Coach Drivers: Do not attempt to drive a bus into the loading dock area. The ramp is steep and attempting to do so may result in damage to the vehicle at the bottom of the ramp. Busy streets surrounding the Meyerson Symphony Center make bus parking difficult and therefore it is critical that all bus parking be pre-arranged with the Facility Director.

The freight elevator is approximately (50) fifty feet from the dock. The elevator travels between the dock level and the stage level only. At stage level, elevator access is backstage right.

Freight elevator measures 18’ x 11’ x 9’ 5” high. Clearance inside elevator is 9’ 6”.

Capacity is 10,000 lbs.

Backstage Accommodations

There are six (6) private dressing rooms and four (4) larger group dressing rooms in the backstage area.

The Green Room is located stage left and is accessible from the Dressing Rooms and the Main Lobby. The capacity of this space is 20 people.  Consult with Facility Technical Director regarding availability.

Atrium is located near first floor dressing rooms and backstage entry. This space can be used for gathering and/or catering space.

Wireless internet is available for production personnel through the concert hall and lobbies at no charge.  Please ask the Technical Director for current login details.

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