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Smith Center for the Arts

A single, integrated facility that houses the Department of Music and the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Film, this 2 1/2-story, 60,000-square-foot building on lower campus provides a full range of quality teaching, rehearsal, production, and performance spaces to enhance the academic pursuit and extracurricular enjoyment of the performing arts.


Smith Center for the Arts Dedication Ceremony - October 29, 2004



Smith Center for the Arts features:


        Angell Blackfriars Theatre

 
 

A gift of the Angell Foundation in memory of David Angell - Class of 1969 and Lynn Angell

The 283-seat Angell Blackfriars Theatre is a dynamic performance space combining the best elements of thrust stage and proscenium arch designs. It features fixed seating, an orchestra pit, innovative audio-visual and lighting controls, a comprehensive network of stage rigging and open catwalks, and a trap room beneath the stage.

Immediately behind the stage is a spacious scene shop where sets and props can be conveniently constructed and dismantled. A full costume shop is located nearby. These amenities - all significant enhancements to current facilities - will improve the quality of production values and increase opportunities for students to learn the various theatre crafts with state-of-the-art equipment.


                Concert Hall


The concert hall - with fixed seating for 272 - was designed to provide optimum acoustics for choral and instrumental recitals and concerts. The stage features a permanent choral loft that allows up to 40 singers to perform on stage with a full orchestra. The concert hall also has been equipped with a projection screen for film presentations.


                   Studio Theatre