Arthur Miller Theatre

With a variable thrust or proscenium stage, the 1300+-seat Power Center provides a versatile and technically sophisticated facility for theatrical productions.   Located on Central Campus, the Power Center was completed in 1971 in a modern classical style featuring soaring glass and concrete architectural features.  The Center includes electrics, prop and scene shops as well as rehearsal and reception spaces and a full loading dock.

Mailing Address:
University Productions
911 N. University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1265

Venue Address:
1226 Murfin Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1212

Seating Capacity:
End stage configuration:
Main Floor
6 Wheelchair
240 Available

2 Wheelchair
42 Available

Total End Stage Seating: 290

3/4 Thurst Configuration
Main Floor
4 Wheelchair
179 Available

2 Wheelchair
42 Available

Total Thrust Seating: 227

Stage Specifications:
End stage proscenium (as created by house drapery): 38’ wide x 21’ high
Stage lip to back wall: 22’ 2”
Maximum Stage Thrust (thrust size can be varied): 24’W x 24’D
Maximum out trim of system pipes: 33’ 5”
Single purchase counterweight
21 line sets
Batten length: 42’
Arbor capacity: 7’ high, 1,287 lbs. ea.

House Drapery Hang:
House Curtain – traveler, two panels 25’w x 22’6”
Four pair legs, black, 10’w x 22’h
Two travelers, black, 14’6”w x 25’h
One border, black, 40’w x 15’h
Two borders, black, 40’w x 10’h
Four dead-hung sidetabs on traveler tracks, two ea. SL & SR, black, 9’6”w x 22’6”h
Projection sheet/cyc (white) 40’w x 24’ h
Muslin bounce: 40’ w x 24’ h

Company switches: Off SR, 400 amps, 3 phase, 5 wire; HR tech gallery, 200 amps, 3 phase, 5 wire
House control board: ETC EOS
256 2.4kw dimmers, 6 6kw dimmers, one dimmer per circuit
Full-stage lighting instrumentation

House board: Soundcraft Mixer Series II
Aux. isolated power: USR 60 amps, 3 phase, 5 wire cam-lock
Clear-Com production intercom to all production positions
Audio monitor to all dressing rooms
Video monitors located in control room with tie lines to all production positions
Dressing Rooms:
Two dressing rooms, each for sixteen persons located one flight below stage level with adjoining bathrooms with showers
Wig & makeup room located one flight below stage level
Laundry room located one flight below stage level

Exterior Loading Door: 5’10”W x 7’H
Note: Special arrangements must be made if users need access to scene shop loading door (dimensions). Permission granted on a case by case basis.

Information Systems:
Wireless – U-M Wireless on-stage and in the auditorium, lobby and dressing rooms.
please refer to for information regarding access and settings
Wired – ethernet 1000 Base-T, located in box office, control booth and 30 jacks located throughout lobby, backstage, dressing rooms, etc. These circuits can be activated and made available with advance notice.
Note: All wired network circuits are protected by the School of Music, Theatre and Dance’s firewall. This firewall is part of the University of Michigan’s Virtual Firewall. Please verify in advance that your needed services are available by contacting the SMTD’s firewall manager at 734-936-5565 or

As of September 1, 2017
One (1) Day   $450.00
Two (2) Days   $800.00
Three (3) Days   $1,000.00
Four (4) Days   $1,150.00
Five (5) Days   $1,300.00
Six (6) Days   $1,450.00
Seven (7) Days   $1,600.00

Eighth (8) Consecutive Day Only 50% of one-day rate (If rental goes beyond eight (8) days, rates follow above schedule without exception)
Lobby only (one day) – includes House Manager only $ 300.00 (First 4 hours, $100.00 each additional hour)
Events involving paid professional artists must be handled by an official University presenter. Additional costs and fees may apply.

To initiate a reservation:
Renter must provide a non-refundable $100.00 deposit per day of rental, and return a signed confirmation letter, provided by the Scheduling Office.

30 days prior to the event:
Non-University renters must remit the entire base rent to University Productions

2 weeks prior to the event:
The signed contract must be returned to Scheduling Office.
Failure to meet any of these requirements will result in forfeiture of the date.


Day of the Event: 100% of the rental fee will be charged.
Less than 72 hours notice: For a Load-in day or lecture, a 30% cancellation fee of the day rate will be charged. For a Performance day, a 50% cancellation fee of the day rate will be charged.
Less than 30 days notice: A $200.00 cancellation fee.
Less than 90 days notice: A $150.00 cancellation fee.
Earlier cancellations: A full refund of deposited funds, minus the non-refundable deposit.


Access to the theatre from 9 am to 1 am
One house technician for 1 shift (8 hours)
One house manager for 1 performance per day
Lights, HVAC, custodial, open & close of theatre
Use of dressing rooms (with showers)
Sound system (as outlined on the Miller website, Tech Specs)
Lighting system (as outlined on the Miller website, Tech Specs)
Lectern & Microphones
20 music stands and chairs
Use of upright piano
Use of box office during rental period
Use of Reception Room during public performances only

Overtime hours for building:
Before 9 am: $150.00 per hour
After 1 am: $200.00 per hour

2nd shift house technician: $24.00 per hour + 10% of total; charged in 4 hr. blocks
Additional house tech: $24.00 per hour + 10% of total; charged in 4 hr. blocks
House manager for additional performance(s): $24.00 per hour + 10% of total
Piano moving and/or tuning: as per arrangements by renter
Orchestra pit, thrust addition & removal: at cost + 10% of total
Changes to Access times less than 24 hours in advance will be subject to double-time rates for affected personnel