Surrounding a beautifully landscaped courtyard, the award-winning Byron Dick Seaver Theatre Complex houses a 335-seat thrust-proscenium theatre, the 125-seat Virginia Princehouse Allen “black box” theatre, and two performance-ready studio classrooms. The main theatre was designed to enable audience-actor integration with runways, overhead galleries and adaptable caliper stages for flexibility. Performance facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art lighting, sound and projection equipment.
A design studio, smart classroom, scene shop, costume shop, recording studio, makeup and dressing rooms, greenroom, offices and a well-stocked theatre library complete the Seaver Theatre Complex. Built in 1990, the building received an award of merit in 1995 from the U.S. Institute for Theatre Technology, which noted its handsome courtyard and flexible, non-intimidating teaching spaces, inside and out.
Seaver Main Stage
335 seat thrust-proscenium
Virginia Princehouse Allen Theatre
125 seat "black box" space with flexible seating
Open rectangular space that allows for classes or student production, sound and lighting available
Seaver Main Stage (335 seat thrust-proscenium)
Virginia Princehouse Allen Theatre (100 seat "black box" space with flexible seating that can change from proscenium to "in the round" and everything in-between.
Large Studio (open rectangular space that allows for classes or student production. Sound and lighting available.)