Performance Hall Specifications

Below you will find all the specifications you need to know about the James and Margaret Black Performance Hall at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts.

General Information

Horner Lobby set for a wedding receiption with wedding party table, guest tables; all decorated with place settings.


Our Rozsa Rental Coordinator is happy to assist you with all of your reservation questions and requests. Please fill out this form if you are interested in renting the Rozsa Center.

Time Zone

The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts is located in the EST (Eastern Standard Time) time zone.

Travel Directions

Portage Lake Lift Bridge

From US-41

When arriving from the southeast end of Houghton:

  • The Portage Lake Golf Course is on your left, and Portage Lake is on the right, as you arrive in Houghton.
  • Take the first right as you approach the Michigan Technological University campus, and turn left into the Rozsa Center Parking Lot #8.

Portage Lake Lift Bridge

From M-26

When arriving from the southwest end of Houghton:

  • Drive down the Copper Country Mall hill, which is M-26, and head toward the Portage Lake Lift Bridge.
  • Stay in the right lane and follow the signs for US-41 South.
  • Follow US-41 through Houghton. US-41 heads east along Montezuma Avenue, College Avenue, and then turns into Townsend Drive.
  • As you pass through the Michigan Technological University campus, the Rozsa Center will be on your left.
  • Turn left after passing the Rozsa Center and then left again into Parking Lot #8.

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Bus and truck parking is available in Parking Lot #8, which is located off of Cliff Drive on the south side of the road. Please contact the Production Manager with the number and types of vehicles before arrival.

Load-in Area

Note: Docks are at ground level, all loading and unloading must be done via ramps, to be provided by the tour.

Loading Dock 1 (Primary Dock)

  • Door: 10' 2" Wide x 14' 1" Tall
  • Equipped with a lift platform 7' 8" Wide x 12' 4" Long

Loading Dock 2

  • Door: 10' 2" Wide x 14' 1" Tall
  • Use of this door will need to be worked out two to four weeks in advance.

Stage Door

  • Stage doors from Loading Dock: 9' 11" Wide x 14' Tall

No shore power is available at this time.




Dressing Rooms

All dressing rooms include stage monitoring via audio and closed-circuit video.

  Capacity Sinks Toilets Showers Mirrors
2 Star Dressing Rooms 2 performers 2 1 1 2
2 Chorus Dressing Rooms 15 performers 3 3 2 15

Wardrobe Room

No specific room is designated. The choir room across from the chorus dressing rooms can be reserved and used for wardrobe with a two month reservation to displace classes. Washers and dryers are available in the adjacent building.



  • Christie WX-10K-M Projector, 10,000 lumens
  • Roland V-40HD Multi-Format Video Switcher
  • Denon DBT-1712UD BluRay Player
  • 3 Sharp PG-D50X3D DLP Portable Projectors, 5000 lumens
  • 2 Asus VS239H-P, 23" ISP LED Backlit Confidence Monitors


  • 2 400A Disconnects: One USL, One USR
  • 2 Lex DB100A Power Distro
  • 3 - 200A Disconnects: Two USL, One USR

Light Plot

Overhead light plot
Cross-section light plot

Seating Chart

Rozsa Center seating chart

Emergency Numbers

Public Safety
206 MacInnes Drive

Emergency Room
Portage Health
500 Campus Drive

1400 Gundlach Road

Chiropractic Clinic
Keweenaw Chiropractic
301 W. Lakeshore Drive

Houghton Police
616 Shelden Avenue

Dental Clinic
Copper Country Family
502 Shelden Avenue

119 Franklin Street