Lighting and Projection

Rep Light Plot 

Lighting Control and Dimming System

Edison Theatre is equipped with a Strand CD 80 / 8 dimming system, updated with the Strand retrofit kit allowing DMX control. Four dimmer racks contain 282 2.4k dimmers. Control is provided by an ETC Ion 2000. The light board is operated from house right of the sound board or from the light booth, which is located in the front of house balcony position; Edison also owns a wireless remote focus unit which can be used onstage during focus calls. Upon request, a production tech table can be set up in the house with access to the light board and Clear-Com communication.
Please Note: All circuits are NEMA L5-20 (twist lock, 20A, keyed-in) connectors.


Christie D12WU-H, 11,500 lumen, 2-bulb, 110v projector , VGA to laptop, DVD player, mounted below center balcony rail for front projection.

The Edison is equipped with two screen options:
– A motorized screen, permanently affixed to the back of the proscenium –  10’H x 16’W
– A flown screen, (Lineset 13- 16′ US of proscenium)


Circuit Layout

Third Catwalk 32 Circuits
Second Catwalk 32 Circuits
First Catwalk 24 Circuits
House Right Box Boom 6 Circuits
House Left Twin Boom Arms 4 Circuits pulled from second or third catwalk circuits
First Electric 32 Circuits
Second Electric 24 Circuits
Third Electric 24 Circuits
Fly Rail 30 Circuits
Grid 15 Circuits (from multicable)
SL Wall 17 Circuits (10′-0″ above deck)
SL Floor Pockets 6 Circuits
SR Floor Pockets 9 Circuits
USR Wall Box 12 Circuits
US Floor Pockets 18 Circuits
Thrust Floor Pockets 6 Circuits
Trap Room 3 Circuits

Edison Theatre has eight 10′-0″ boom pipes and bases plus six additional shorter (~6′) boom pipes with bases. The theater also has a limited number of side arms.Edison Theatre carries a large stock of ROSCO color. ROSCO and LEE are well-stocked in St. Louis. GAM is subject to availability. Call two weeks prior for availability.

** Light Plots must be received no later than three weeks in advance of performance. If light plot is received less than three weeks prior to the event, the technical director reserves the right to modify the light plot to accommodate. Please understand that we prefer to work within our stated equipment inventory.

Edison Lighting Inventory

Quantity Size Brand Wattage
27 S4-10° ETC HPL 750W
40 S4-15°-30° Zooms ETC HPL 750W
4 S4-25°-50° Zooms ETC HPL 575W
12 S4 LED color engines ETC
138 S4 bodies (w/137 lenses) ETC HPL 575W
– 27 19° lens
– 40 26° lens
– 62 36° lens
– 8 50° lens
12 Color Commands* High End 750W
static fixture: beam like a ParNel, remote CMY color mixing, zoom
36 S4-ParNels ETC HPL 750W
24 Source Four Par ETC HPL 575W (specifiy lens type)
3 P16 “Birdies” JDR50 watt
2 Moving lights* Martin Mac 550 HTI 400w / D3 / 75
4 Moving lights Martin Roboscan 518 MSD 250/2
1 DMX Strobe MBT Xenon 750W
2 Follow Spots Altman Voyager HTI /24 400w
LED Equipment
Cyc Lights 640-FC Chauvet Ovation RGBWA
18 ELAR 108 PAR Elation RGBW
15 2-Quad Zoom Tour, (LED wash fixture) Chauvet COLORado RGBW
4 COLORado Batten 72 Chauvet (strip) RGBWA
6 Q-wash 560Z (LED moving head wash) Chauvet RGBWA

* Subject to availability
NOTE: Follow Spots are permanently mounted in 3rd catwalk located left and right of center.


83 A-size gobo frames 7 B-size gobo frames
2 Apollo “simple single” gobo rotators 2 I-Cue intelligent mirrors
8 Drop-In Iris (round top – S4 style) 8 Drop-In Iris (square top – for Altman KL – will fit S4)
20 6 1/4″ Top hats 25 (approx.) Y’s/Two-fers
6 6 1/4″ Half-hats 2 City Theatrical Image Multiplexer (fits 6 1/4″ gel slot)
12 7 1/2″ barndoors ~25 sidearms

Hanging Notes

The 10° fixtures live on the third catwalk, nearly all 15°-30° zooms live on the second catwalk, and approximately a dozen 19°’s live on the first catwalk. These are moved only when necessary, as the catwalk layout makes transportation difficult. Also, please consult Edison’s master electrician if planning to use the first catwalk as a primary front light position.