Space Criteria: A Guide to the Guides
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Music and Drama
There are four categories which comprise the Army Per-
Table 7 - 66 DOD Space Authorization for Drama
forming Arts program:
Centers and Music Centers
Music, including all forms of locally produced vocal
Area (Gross SF)
and instrumental music, music listening/appreciation, and
music-related technical activities.
Combine with Recreation Center
up to 500
Theater, including all forms of locally produced drama
Provided by unit entertainment centers.
500 - 5,000
and musical performances, theater auditing/appreciation,
5,001 - 15,000
and theater technical activities.
Unit Level Entertainment, which consists of an organ-
Military strength includes active duty military plus 25% of
ized set of music and theater activities programmed to fit
the personnel in a specific unit. The activities generally
emphasize music, but may include a comprehensive mix-
ture of music, theater and dance, as appropriate.
Commercial Entertainment & Incoming Touring Show,
which presents professional or amateur performances,
produced by another military installation, commercial
operation, or civilian community or school.
The DOD Construction Criteria Manual specifies that only
one drama center and one music center shall be con-
structed at each installation, and only when there is no
existing facility that can be suitably adapted. When a
particular program requires both a new drama and music
center; the DOD Criteria specifies one consolidated
center. Space authorization figures are found in Table
The main functional areas of music and drama centers
consist of the room (stage and audience seating), back-
stage (performer/product production facilities), and the
front end (lobby and audience facilities). Space alloca-
tion for these areas, and their sub-spaces, are summa-
rized in Table 7 - 67.
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