B. Iden Payne Theatre

empty stage with orange and blue lighting

300 East 23th Street, Austin, TX 78712

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Opened in 1976, the B. Iden Payne Theatre is a proscenium, 475-seat house, the department's largest venue. This facility not only stages department mainstage productions, but also works by internationally celebrated theatre companies and dance troupes.

  • Seats: 475
  • Wheelchair Accessible Seating: 8
  • Excellent acoustics for voice and stage vocals
  • Proscenium stage: 32' opening
  • Stage right wing space: 13' x 36' x 25' (width x depth x height)
  • Stage left wing space: 41'8" x 36' x 25' (width x depth x height)
  • Full fly tower
  • Sophisticated lighting and sound systems
  • Counterbalance system
  • Hydraulic orchestra pit
  • Three private dressing rooms
  • Loading dock at stage level
  • Mezzanine Lobby

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