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Murphy Fine Arts Center

Turpin Lamb Theatre

Named to honor two former Morgan professors: Dr. Waters E. Turpin and Arthur C. Lamb the contemporary Turpin-Lamb Theatre is equipped to stage major theatrical productions in a more intimate environment.

Seating Capacity: 271


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Turpin Lamb Theatre

Proscenium Opening 49'- 0'
Proscenium Height 19' - 0'
Thrust to Back Wall 42'- 0'
Plaster Line to Back Wall 29' - 0'
Curtain Line to Back Wall 27' - 0'
Curtain Line to Thrust 15' - 0'
Center to Stage Right 29' - 0'
Center to Stage Left 29' - 0'
Grid Height 23' - 6'
House Floor to Stage 3' - 0'
Crest Audio 24ch. Mixing console
DBX 166-xl compressor limiter/gate
DBX 323-1l dual 1/3 octave graphic eq.
DBX 223 3-way crossover sub-only
Mon Mixes 2
DBX 166xl dual compressor limiter/gate 1
DBX 323-1l dual 1/3 octave graphic eq 1
Full range wedges 4
Amps (Full Range System)
Crest 4801 3
Crest 3301 2
Crest-audio CA-2 booth mon. 1
Playback rack
Denon DN-T620 cd/cassete combo-deck
Tascam DA-40 DAT player/recorder
Speaker Boxes
EAW FF-650 efx left/right 2
EAW SB330e center-subs 2
JBL SRX series sides 2
JBL SRX series sides 2
Shure SC4-wireless system 2
Shure Beta 58A mics 12
AKG-CK-91 condencer 6
Crown PCC-160 4
Shure Microfles MX-418 Pod-mics 2
24 ch. Snake 1
Wirldwind-8ch. Sub di's snake 2
Wirldwind mic cable 80
¼ cable 4
Speaker out put cable 4
Power Distribution
200 amp Three phase
Hearing Assist.
Sennheiser S120-Hearing Transmitter
Sound Pressure Levels

Due to the potential volume levels available with our FOH system that may come into the building with a show, the MFAC has adopted a very strict policy regarding SPL. The following maximum db level restrictions have been set for the protection of our audience members, crew, and artists. At no time shall the maximum A-weighted SPL ever reach above 110db at the Center of the House (COH) in Row "EE." MFAC reserves the right to direct their Head Audio Engineer or his designate to reduce system levels to remain within acceptable SPLs.

A-weight SPL @ COH Maximum Time

  • 95db 4 hours
  • 97db 2 hours
  • 100db 1 hour
  • 102db 30 minutes
Audio Challenges in the Turpin Lamb Theatre

The Turpin-Lamb Theatre was designed primarily for acoustic & instrumentations events.

Please Note:
Due to the acoustic design of the front of the house, we strongly discourage the placing of the speaker stack on stage, as excessive echo slap-back occurs, severely hindering intelligibility.

Clearcom Intercom system
4x-stations 2-ch.
Control Console
STRAND 520i up to 6000 channels - 24 Sub-masters
Dimmers and Control
2.4K dimmers 90
6K dimmers 3
Power Distribution
400 amp Three phase 1
200 amp Three phase 1