Zipper Concert Hall

  • Zipper Hall External
  • Zipper Lobby
  • Zipper Stage
  • Zipper Hall


Zipper Hall can comfortably seat 430 people. Of these seats, 56 are located in the balcony. Handicapped seating is available for 4; with 2 wheel-in spaces and 2 transfer seats.  

Stage Size 

The Zipper Hall stage is approximately 1,100 square feet. Dimensions for the Zipper Hall stage are 48-ft. wide by 23-ft. deep 


Concert grand pianos are available for Zipper Hall events. A Colburn School piano technician will tune the piano specifically for your event. 


Zipper Hall is equipped with high-definition audio recording and sound reinforcement systems, as well as a 4K remote controlled video recording and live streaming system and an HD video projection system. 

Recording and Sound Reinforcement 

The audio recording system is based on Merging Technologies interfaces and Pro Tools. It can provide multitrack recording and a live stereo mix. 

An extensive microphone collection is readily available and includes DPA, Neumann, Schoeps, Sennheiser, Shure, and more to use with both reinforcement and recording applications. 

The sound reinforcement system features an L-Acoustics ARCS WiFo Line Array and an Allen and Heath dLive mixer along with 12 channels of wireless mics and a Waves Extreme SoundGrid Server. 


The Projection system includes a Christie 14k lumen projector with a native resolution of 1080p  and a motorized 324-inch screen, which covers the stage wall and stops about four feet above the floor when deployed. File playback is handled via QLab.  

Video Recording and Live Streaming 

The video recording and live streaming system includes 4 readily available remote-controlled Canon 4K cameras and an ATEM switcher with program recorders. The system can provide a live cut, comprehensive graphics, as well as ISO files. 

At least one Colburn Audio/Visual Engineer is required for use of the hall’s sound system, microphones, projector, screen, etc. Additional engineers may be required for larger, more complex programs. The renter will be billed on an hourly basis for all audio/visual personnel. Arrangements to use Zipper Hall’s A/V systems must be booked through the Rentals Manager. You may also bring in your own audio/visual equipment with permission from the Rentals Manager. 


Zipper Hall is equipped with a complete stage lighting system. The lighting system has several existing pre-set functions that can accommodate a variety of programs. The stage manager can operate these pre-set functions to highlight parts of your program.  

Additional theatrical lighting is available by hiring a Colburn School Lighting Engineer. Arrangements to use the Colburn School’s lighting system and lighting engineers should be made well in advance through the Colburn School’s Rentals Manager.   

Additional Facilities 

Zipper Hall’s green room is equipped with a private restroom and is located backstage. Please note, the green room does not have a shower. Several practice rooms and classrooms of various sizes near Zipper Hall may be used as dressing rooms and/or rehearsal/warmup spaces.