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Iturbi Hall

Iturbi Hall

The Iturbi Hall, named after the legendary conductor and pianist, is the most important hall of the auditorium. It has 1781 seats, distributed in two floors and four areas located in the front, back and right and left sides of the stage: stalls, central balcony, left and right side balconies, Back and Choir Seats. The main stage is 18 meters long and 12 meters wide and it is equipped with a pit in the front part which is usually covered.

A hall with fantastic acoustics

If there is something that makes the Iturbi Hall unique is its fantastic acoustics, with 2.1 seconds of reverberation, which makes it one of the best halls in the world for symphonic music. The best international orchestras, great directors and soloists have performed here in its thirty years of life.

SEATS AND LOCATION

Stalls: 661
Central balcony: 464
Left side balcony: 148
Right side balcony: 148
Odd-numbered Back: 124
Even-numbered Back: 124
Choir: 112
Wheelchair: 15

 

 

 

The Turia River is part of the auditorium’s personality and the foyer and the balcony offers magnificent views over the riverbed  gardens.

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Equipment

Audio, video and lighting systems

  • Twenty-two balanced lines for audio signal from the stage to the control room.
  • Fifteen balanced microphone lines suspended over the stage to hang recording microphones.
  • Two DMX lines from control room to the stalls and one from the stalls to the stage.
  • Thirty-six lines of up to 2 Kw in illumination galleries for spotlight connection (of which 22 are doubled for both galleries).
  • Three lines in each gallery of up to 5 Kw with 32 A zetac for spotlight connection.
  • Six Columbus McKinnon Lodestar model motors of 1 ton for load suspension placed over the stage and the stalls.
  • Tri-phase power outlets
    • One 70 kW outlet in the back of the stage.
    • One 50 kW outlet in each one of the accesses to the stage (L & R).
    • One 80 kW outlet in each access to the illumination galleries (L & R).
    • One 25 kW outlet in the control room corridor.

Sound system

  • SENNHEISER system in the control room with passive aerials in the room for connecting four wireless microphones in the 500 MHz range.
  • 16 channel Midas Venice mixing table.
  • CD reproduction and recording system.
  • MAC system for audio recording and reproduction.
  • MEYER SOUND central cluster to give sound to the whole room, suspended by three Columbus McKinnon Lodestar motors of ¼ ton and composed by:
    • Five M2D speakers array to cover the stalls and the Central Balcony,
    • Two UPA 1P speakers to cover Left and Right Balconies.
    • Two UPA 1P speakers to cover the Back of stage.
    • Two M1D speakers to cover the Choir.

Composed sound processing system consisting of two DBX Driverack 480 and 482 processors to control each of the cluster speakers individually.

Video system

Motorized projection screen of 12.8 x 5.8 meters.

Lighting system

  • Six 12 x 3 kW LT Totem dimmers for connecting spotlights in galleries and zenithal lighting of the room.
  • Two 3 x 5 kW Strand ACT3 dimmers to connect spotlights in galleries.
  • One 6 x 2 kW Strand ACT6 dimmer to connect spotlights in the stage.
  • Twenty 1 kW Strand PC spotlights.
  • Ten 2kW Strand PC spotlights.
  • Eight 2kW Robert Juliat 714 SX (10/25º) profiles equipped with iris, cutters and 100 mm (A) gobo holders.
  • Six 5kW Strand Pollux frenel spotlights.
  • Sixteen zenithal lamps with six 250 W Erco spotlighs teach.
  • Three zenithal rails with a total of 119 150 W Erco spotlights and twenty-four 250 W ones.