AMT Tech Specs


American Music Theatre is a state-of-the-art, 1600-seat, proscenium theater located in historic Lancaster, PA.

In addition to touring artists, AMT produces a series of “Branson-” or “Vegas-style” shows from April through December.

AMT requests that all current Stageplots, Input Lists, Tech Riders and Hospitality Riders be provided directly to the Production Department.

AMT employs a dedicated and hard-working Production Team who look forward to making sure that you are comfortable in our venue and put on a spectacular show for your fans!

Click the links below for:

2017 AMT Rep Plot

AMT Tech Drawings

AMT Tech Specs 2017

Stage Dimensions

Proscenium Width: 56′
Proscenium Height: 24′
Stage Depth: 36′ w/crossover behind US wall
Apron: 12′ at center line
Trim Height: 24′
Grid Height: 61′

Load-In & Parking

Parking for tour busses and semi’s is located directly behind the stage.

There is no shore power, however busses may run their generators with no restrictions.

Loading doors at Stage level:

  • (1) Covered loading dock, 8′ x 8′ door
  • (1) Ramp to stage level, 12′ x 12′ door


All Electrical needs including stage, sound and backline power must be advanced with AMT.

  • 100A, 3-phase, to cam-loc’s, SR
  • 600A, 3-phase, to cam-loc’s, SL


All rigging needs must be advanced with AMT. We have accommodated very complex rigging plots for Broadway tours, but due to the construction of our grid flexibility is required. All bridles must hang below the walking grid indicated below and pass through 10′ loft wells to reach the high steel.

Loft wells run perpendicular to the proscenium at Center Line, and 9′, 18′, 27′, and 36′ L & R of Center.

There are no FOH sound rigging points downstage of the proscenium, therefore most artists stack their PA on the apron as opposed to flying it.

FOH Lighting Truss rigging points are available. See the attached Rigging Plan.

AMT can usually clear linesets for moving lights, backdrops, etc. when advanced.

  • High Steel: 61′
  • Walking Grid: 55′


Our in-house PA System consists of Clair Brothers R3T’s and ML18 subs with Crest amplification and DBX Driverack EQ. We also have (2) Yamaha PM5d-RH’s. All other sound and backline needs must be advanced.

  • (3) Clair Brothers R3T’s per side, built into the proscenium
  • (4) Clair Brothers ML18 subwoofers per side, built into the proscenium
  • (4) Clair Brothers R3T’s as center cluster, hung over the apron
  • (4) JBL Balcony Delay speakers
  • (6) EV Front fill speakers built into the apron


AMT’s house lighting plot is a “repertory plot” designed to accommodate our in-house productions as well as touring artists with minimal changes.

AMT can provide basic re-focusing to accommodate specific needs, however any necessary requirements above and beyond this must be advanced.

Lighting consists of four electrics and two FOH catwalks.

Conventional fixtures include ETC Source 4 Ellipsoidals and PAR 64s FOH along with Moles hung on the proscenium walls.


ETC EOS Console, with up to 80 submasters/playback faders and 4 DMX universes.

Note to LD’s who carry their own console: Use of all AMT intelligent fixtures and conventionals in the plot require three universes of DMX.

1st Electric, Downstage, (48) circuits

  • (10) Rush Par 1 washes
  • (8) 19 degree Source 4 specials
  • (3) Vipers

2nd Electric (48) circuits

  • (10) Rush Par 1 washes
  • (6) 19 degree Source 4 specials
  • (4) Vipers
  • (4) MAC Quantum washes

3rd Electric (Currently on a baton)

  • (10) Rush Par 1 washes
  • (5) Vipers
  • (4) MAC Quantum washes

4th Electric, Upstage, (36) circuits

  • Full Cyc wash (Red/R27, Blue/R83, Lav/R57)
  • (3) Sets of ACLs (L201 color correction)


  • (8) 10 degree specials
  • 10 degree front stage wash, (20) fixtures
  • (6) sets of PAR 64 Color washes (No Color, L27, L120, L21, L181, L113)


  • (2) Lycian 1275 Spotlights


  • (1) Black velour fiber-optic “star drop” as upstage backdrop (cannot move)
  • (3) Black velour fiber-optic “star legs” per side (cannot move)
  • (2) Radiance hazers

Staging & Backline

  • (20) 4′ x 8′ riser sections w/ skirting (misc. 12″, 18″ and 24″ legs)
  • (1) Baldwin 7-foot concert grand piano

Hospitality & Catering

AMT requests that all current hospitality riders be provided to the Production Department directly. We do not have kitchen facilities in-house, so all food needs must be advanced prior to your show.

AMT is a dry venue and therefore does not provide alcoholic beverages. Please plan on stocking your bus at the previous venue if necessary.

AMT is a non-smoking venue. We ask that smoking be confined to outside the loading dock area or on the Greenroom balcony.

Wired Ethernet connections and WiFi are available throughout the venue.

A small Guest Production Office is located backstage and contains two tables, a multi-line phone, a wired Ethernet connection, WiFi, and a private bathroom.

If required, faxes can be sent to and from our main office fax #, (717) 397-7850. Please request that all incoming faxes be marked “Attention Guest Production”.

Dressing Rooms are located one story above stage level and are accessible by stairs or elevator.

  • (2) “Star” Rooms with full private bath
  • (3) Large “Chorus” dressing rooms
  • (1) Small Office with private bathroom, Wifi, Wired Ethernet, and a multi-line phone (backstage)
  • (1) Men’s bathroom w/ showers
  • (1) Women’s bathroom w/ showers
  • (1) Greenroom w/ meal seating and buffet tables
  • (2) Clothes washers and dryers


The hotels listed below offer a preferred rate for guests performing at American Music Theatre.  All the hotels have bus parking available upon request.  For more information on each hotel, click on their name and it will  link you to their web site.  Please keep in mind that Lancaster, PA is a major tourist destination, so prompt reservations are recommended as many of the hotels are booked during the summer and fall months.

  • Eden Resort and Suites – 222 Eden Road, Lancaster, PA, 17601; full service hotel; complimentary transportation to/from Lancaster Airport and Lancaster Amtrak station; 15 minutes from venue; (717) 560-6444
  • Lancaster Arts Hotel – 300 Harrisburg Avenue, Lancaster, PA, 17603; full service hotel; complimentary taxi service within 5 miles; 15 minutes from venue; (717) 299-3000
  • The Inn at Leola Village – 38 Deborah Drive (off Rt. 23), Leola, PA, 17540; full service hotel; complimentary car and driver service; 10 minutes from venue; (717) 656-7002
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites – 1900 Historic Drive (off Rt. 896), Strasburg, PA, 17579; 10 minutes from venue; (717) 455-4700
  • Comfort Inn – 24 South Willowdale Drive, Lancaster, PA, 17602; breakfast only; within walking distance of restaurants; across the street from venue; (717) 293-9500
  • Hawthorn Inn & Suites by Wyndham – 2045 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA, 17602; hot breakfast only; 7 minutes from venue; (717) 290-7100
  • The Wingate by Wyndham – 2110 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA, 17602; breakfast only; 2 minutes from venue; (717) 299-6604
  • Hampton Inn – 545 Greenfield Road, Lancaster, PA, 17601; hot breakfast only; within walking distance of a full service restaurant; 10 minutes from venue; (717) 299-1200
  • Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square – 25 S. Queen Street, Lancaster, PA, 17603; convention center; middle of Lancaster city; walking distance from restaurants and bars; 15 minutes from venue; (717) 239-1600

AMT Production Contacts

Advance Contact
Michael Smith
Technical Director
717.397.7700  x6426

Day of Show Contact
James Hall
Concert Stage Manager
717.397.7700  x6411

Please contact AMT directly to advance your show or to discuss any questions or concerns.  Thank You!