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Hancock County Performing Arts Center

Hancock County, Mississippi

The Hancock High School Performing Arts center seats 841 (533 sloped seating and 299 stepped seating) with nine spaces for wheelchairs. The orchestra pit, which is 36’ x 12’ and five feet deep has a removable cover which extends the stage when necessary. When covered, the stage measures 97’ wide by 48’ deep. The stage has an impressive height of 50’ to the bottom of the deck. Back of the house contains men’s and women’s restrooms, men’s and women’s dressing rooms, a makeup room, a scene shop, a shower room, a storage room, a storage mezzanine, a loading dock, and mechanical and electrical rooms.

Size: 24,620 SF
Date of Completion: 2015