The department has two theaters with recently upgraded lighting and audio: the 150-seat Marquette Theater, notable for its proscenium arch, and The Lower Depths, an experimental theater seating 70-85, adaptable to a variety of dramatic forms. The theatres are supported by a costume shop and scenic shop. Specialized classrooms include acting and design studios.
Marquette Theater can be found on the second floor of Marquette Hall located off St. Charles Ave. The 150-seat intimate theater, notable for its proscenium arch, plays home to several theatrical productions each year. 2nd floor mezzanine of Marquette Hall.
The Lower Depths Theater
The Lower Depths Theater is a flexible black-box theater seating approximately 70-85 individuals. This particular theater is adaptable to a variety of dramatic forms due to its size and versatility. 1st floor Music/Communications Building
At one time a gymnasium, the expansive studio located on the Broadway Campus is ideal for painting large scenic drops and constructing scenery for the department productions. The studio features a full scope of construction tools and equipment. The property storage and soft goods are also located here. Broadway Services Building on Pine Street
The bright and airy studio is located on the 6th floor of Monroe Hall. Large windows let in natural light and a view of the campus. The studio features domestic and industrial sewing machines, large cutting and finishing tables, a pressing area, numerous dress forms, fitting area with theatrical lighting. A high end costume craft area includes a dye vat, spray booth, stove top and work tables with natural light. Monroe Hall 606
The spacious makeup studio has 14 individual lighted makeup stations. A shampoo sink compliments the hair and wig area. A theatrical lighting area allows for students to explore how makeup looks under different lighting. Monroe Hall 605
Dressing - Locker Rooms
Separate male and female dressing and locker rooms are equipped with light counters for checking makeup, individual lockers and a private shower area. In addition to the lockers in the dressing room each student has a hall locker for storing books and projects. Monroe Hall 608 and 609
Theatrical Design Studio and Light Lab
A spacious design studio supports multiple design needs. Arranging components within the studio can create a fully equip light lab with black or white panels then convert to a gallery to display student work. There are 25 individual drafting/drawing tables for students. The studio has roomy cubicles and flat files for storing projects, paint sink, large spray booth and adjacent access to the CAD studio. Monroe Hall 630
Monroe CAD and Audio Lab
This student lab/classroom features the latest technology with audio and theatrical design software. A monitor and speaker system allows students to share videos, graphic design and sound design. Large bulletin boards cover the walls for students to display their projects. A recording studio is incorporated into the lab. Monroe Hall 629
Monroe Performance Studios
Two studios feature Marley covered solid hardwood sprung floors with high ceilings. Both studios feature a lighting and full audio system to create a theatrical environment for class work and small workshops. One wall has large windows with a view of the campus and theatrical curtains to darken the room for scene work, while another has full length mirrors and high ceilings for movement or dance work. Monroe Hall 602 & 603
A ballet studio adjacent to Roussel Performance Hall features mirrors, dance barres and sprung floor. Music/Communications Building 106
Student Production Office
A student production office is provided for stage managers and seniors. A white board, bulletin board and conference table makes it an ideal place for meeting and planning. A desk and computer enable for stage manager to function in a professional manner. Monroe Hall 663
Vocal Practice and Rehearsal Space
A small practice room for vocal and individual one-on-one sessions with students. Monroe Hall 662
Departmental and Faculty Offices
The Departmental office and all faculty offices located on the 6th floor of Monroe Hall are in close proximity to all of the Monroe Hall studios. The 6th floor has several student breakout spaces with tables, computer outlets and chairs that provide study space or work space for theatre department students. Monroe Hall 633 Departmental Office and Monroe Hall 656 – 634 Faculty Offices.