U.S. Cellular Center Arena Technical Information

UPDATED – September 2019


The U.S. Cellular Center Arena is contracted directly through the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United State, Its Territories and Canada (I.A.T.S.E.) and local 191.


The I.A.T.S.E. and local 191 are the contracted suppliers of stage labor for the U.S. Cellular Center Arena for calls requiring over eight hands. The U.S. Cellular Center Arena house technical crew fills calls of eight or less stagehands. Both are paid at the same rates and minimums.


The U.S. Cellular Center Arena reserves the right to set all staffing requirements for events. The U.S. Cellular Center Arena will work closely with the Lessee to make sure both the facility and lessee's needs are met. The U.S. Cellular Center will be the sole provider of all stagehands, or any other event related staff.


Standard Work Call


Standard Show Call

Multiple Shows on the Same Day


Multiple Rehearsals on the Same Day

Rehearsal and Show on the Same Day



4 hours

4 hours

4 hours

3 hours per performance

4 hours

3 hours per rehearsal

3 hours each

3 hours

4 hours all calls


Overtime pay (1 & 1/2 times an employee's regular straight time rate) shall be paid for:

All work performed in excess of ten (10) hours in a calendar day or continuously.

All work performed after 12:00 A.M. and before 8:00 A.M.

All work performed on holidays (contact the Event Manager for specifics)

Lessee is required to provide one of the following after 5 continuous hours of work:

1/2 hour break if a meal is provided on site.

One-hour break if no meal is provided.

Overtime pay in 1/2 hour increments until a meal break is given. (Meal penalty is double time if occurred between the hours of 12:00 A.M. and 8:00 A.M.).


All stagehand work calls should be sent to the Event Manager at least three weeks in advance of the scheduled event date.

Street Address: 370 1st Avenue NE – Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401