Globe Theatre -- attic


The Globe attic is accessed via ladders from the
 upper proscenium box on either side of the auditorium.


The ladder down to the upper house right
proscenium box from attic level.

photo: Hunter Kerhart - January 2014

Beyond the plaster wall at the right you'd be looking
back into the house right side of the second balcony.
The south wall of the building is at the left.



A covered arch above the house right proscenium box.

photo: Bill Counter - January 2014

It's been filled in with gypsum blocks. At the top, that's part
of the grillework that once backed the arch.  There wasn't any
remaining evidence of any electrical installation indicating
it had once been backlit.



The house right ladder up to the next level.

photo: Bill Counter - January 2014

We say no. Down through the boxes and
up on the house left side instead.




The slab a level up from the upper
 proscenium box house left.

photo: Bill Counter - January 2014

Over the edge at the extreme right is the ladder down to the upper box.

Note that curved piece of electrical conduit at slab level.
It goes to several boxes feeding the ante-proscenium cove lights
 that are at the bottom of the sounding board.

Sadly, there's no access for relamping from here --
 you lean a ladder up from the second balcony and slither
around the cove on your belly.




An area to avoid.

photo: Bill Counter - January 2014

This triangular area at the back of the house left slab is a shaft
 going all the way down to the basement.
There's a similar one
house right.  At right is the side wall of the building. At left is
the hollow tile wall that forms the back of the upper box.


This is just a couple of feet away from the ladder that gets
 you up to the slab. Of course, this is all by flashlight --
at the time there were no working lights in the attic.




Down toward the sounding board from house left.

photo: Bill Counter - January 2014


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The view diagonally toward the exhaust
 grille in the center of the auditorium.

photo: Bill Counter - January 2014

There's a winch bolted in an upright position to that next
truss back for a chandelier in the middle of the exhaust grille.


Note the ductwork: this center grille is ducted to the main
exhaust fan.  The fan room is at the rear of the auditorium above
the north (house left) stairs down from the second balcony.
Fan room photos are on the exterior views page.




Another look across at the center exhaust
 duct and the chandelier winch.

photo: Bill Counter - January 2014


more globe theatre pages:
main globe theatre page  |  recent exterior views  |
recent interior views  |  earlier lobby area views  |
earlier auditorium views  |
  stage & stage basement  |
 | 
other basement areas  |  garland building  |






Looking across the proscenium wall from the slab
 a level above the proscenium box house right.

photo: Bill Counter - January 2014

The slanting structure is the bottom of the arched sounding board
in front of the proscenium. That's the proscenium wall at the right.
 
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The upper area on top of the sounding board.

photo: Bill Counter - January 2014

On the upper left, we see the beginning of the framing
for the flat area of the ceiling back over the balcony.

The piping going down through the ceiling is part of the sprinkler
 system -- not original. The 1913 installation included sprinklers only
on the grid and in the basement -- standard practice at the time.




Another look upward from house right.

photo: Bill Counter - January 2014



A section of the underside of the roof house right.

photo: Bill Counter - January 2014

The beams we see are steel with concrete
encasement. The roof is a concrete slab.



Across the sounding board from
 the house left side of the attic.

photo: Bill Counter - January 2014



Up at the top of the ladder house left
 -- looking across the beams.

photo: Bill Counter - January 2014

The sounding board is below us, the proscenium wall off to
the left.  We're at the level of he bottom of the roof trusses



Toward the proscenium wall from house left.

photo: Bill Counter - January 2014



House left, looking toward the rear of the auditorium.

photo: Bill Counter - January 2014

It's a shallow attic -- there's no crawl space
back over the back half of the second balcony.




One of the two ventilating grilles above the
balcony that are just open to the attic.

photo: Bill Counter - January 2014