B. Iden Payne Theatre

The B. Iden Payne Theatre provides the perfect setting for plays and dance performances, allowing audiences a close-up look at the action on stage. This facility not only stages productions by students of the UT Department of Theatre & Dance, but also productions by internationally celebrated theatre companies and dance troupes.

  • Permanent seating: 475
  • Wheelchair seating: 8
  • Excellent acoustics for voice and stage musicals due to intimate size of the theatre and the double proscenium design which serves to force sound out into the audience
  • Proscenium stage: 32' opening
  • Stage right wing space: 13' width x 36' deep x 25' high
  • Stage left wing space: 41' 8" width x 36' deep x 25' high
  • Full fly tower
  • Sophisticated lighting and sound systems
  • Counterbalance system
  • Hydraulic orchestra pit
  • 3 private dressing rooms
  • Loading dock at stage level
  • Mezzanine Lobby