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Kiplinger Theatre

Seating Capacity: 446-471 (depending on stage configuration) seats in an auditorium set up.
Performance area:  Proscenium configuration with a sprung wood floor covered by masonite.
Lighting: Standard stage lighting available; event specific lighting may be arranged at an additional cost.
Sound: Sound set up available, microphone, CD or ipod/computer sound playback
Projection: Standard equipment available 
Ideal uses: Great for large lectures, performances 
Other information: This space requires trained technicians for lighting and sound.

Class of '56 Flexible Theatre

Seating Capacity: 150-175 (depending on stage configuration) seats.  Seating can be in the round, ¾ thrust, and proscenium arrangements.
Performance area: Can be transformed into a variety of performance spaces including: theatre in the round, environmental stage (where the audience is part of the action) and a proscenium stage.  Set-up is determined by current department programming.
Lighting: Standard stage lighting is available; event specific lighting may be arranged at an additional cost.
Sound: Sound set-up is available, including microphone, CD or ipod/computer sound playback.
Projection: Standard equipment is available.
Ideal uses: Performance events that do not require elaborate sets or wing space.
Other information:  This space requires trained technicians for lighting and sound. Space set-up is predetermined based on space use needs of the department.

Film Forum

Seating Capacity: 100 seats in a proscenium set up.
Performance area: Sprung wood floor 
Lighting: Room illumination available
Sound: Sound set-up available, including microphone, CD or ipod/computer sound playback
Projection: Standard equipment available
Video: This space also set up to playback DVD, 16 mm film and computer presentations
Ideal uses: Small lectures, film screenings, presentations 
Other information: This space requires the use of trained technicians to utilize projection equipment

Class of '56 Dance Studio Theatre

Seating Capacity:  130 seats in a movie theatre style set-up
Performance area:  Sprung wood dance floor 
Lighting: Standard stage lighting available; event specific lighting may be arranged at an additional cost
Sound: Sound set up available, CD or iPod/computer sound playback; microphones not available
Projection: Standard equipment available
Ideal uses: Dance performances, small one person performances, lectures
Other information: This space requires trained technicians for lighting and sound. Shoes are not permitted in this space unless special flooring is put in place.

Black Box Theatre

Seating Capacity: 76 seats
Performance area: Can be transformed into a variety of performance spaces. Set-up is determined by current department programming.
Lighting:  Standard stage lighting available, event specific lighting may be arranged at an additional cost.
Sound: Sound set up available, microphone, CD or ipod/computer sound playback.
Projection: Standard equipment is available.
Ideal uses: Performance events that do not require elaborate sets or wing space.
Other information: This space requires trained technicians for lighting and sound.  Space set up is predetermined based on space use needs of the department.
Availability: Currently is reserved for departmental use only.

Acting Classrooms

Room SB23 

Dimensions:  30’ x 45’
Projection: Standard equipment available
Ideal uses: Rehearsals, small seminars
Other information: Grey rubberized floor, chairs for approximately 20, rehearsal furniture in the space. There are no tables, sound or lighting equipment in this space.

Room 322

Dimensions:  25’ x 35’
Projection: Standard equipment available
Ideal uses: Rehearsals, small seminars
Other information: Grey rubberized floor, chairs for approximately 20, rehearsal furniture in the space. There are no tables, sound or lighting equipment in this space.

Dance Studios

Room 321 (dance studio)

Dimensions:  25’ x 35’
Ideal uses: Dance rehearsals
Other information: Sprung wood dance floor. There are no chairs, tables, sound or lighting equipment in this space. Shoes, food and drink are not permitted in this space. 
 

Room 320 (ballet studio)

Dimensions: 35’ x 45’
Ideal uses: Dance rehearsals
Other information: Sprung wood floor covered by Marley dance surface. There are no chairs, tables, sound or lighting equipment in this space. Shoes, food and drink are not permitted in this space. 

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