The Marvin Theater in the Laird Performing Arts Center.
Acknowledged as one of the finest
performance venues of its size in the region, the Laird Performing Arts
Center (PAC) opened in September of 2007. The building is named in
honor of William Winder "Chick" Laird, one of the school's leading
benefactors. It includes the 471-seat Marvin Theater, whose name honors
David and Nancy Marvin, former parents and current Tatnall grandparents.
David served for 16 years on the Board of Trustees. The theater
includes seating for the disabled and accommodations for wheelchairs.
23-000 square foot PAC includes a 40-foot proscenium with a 38-foot
deep stage (from the curtain), dressing rooms, full scene shop,
multipurpose room and the following technical capabilities:
236 light fixture inventory
- 54 front of house lighting positions
120 onstage overhead electric positions
64 stage level electric positions
- Clear-com communication to all technical positions, dressing rooms, shop and multipurpose room
separate light, sound and follow spot booths
acoustically designed wall configuration
- state-of-the-art sound system with 10channels of wireless microphones
- video projection capabilities with computer and video interface