The Department of Theatre and Dance's impressive facilities include three, fully equipped in-house theatres, a costume shop, two scenic studios, a properties shop and multiple studios.
A proscenium house that seats 475 seats, the B. Iden Payne Theatre is the department's largest venue.
The department's most versatile performance space, the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre is an intimate setting for 244 guests.
With 109 seats, this proscenium theatre provides students a space to write, design and produce their own work.
Our dance program boasts three in-house studios, a fully equipped pilates studio and additional studio space across the university.
Host to multiple studio performances each year, the venue is a configurable space for up to 50 guests.
Labs and Shops
Rivaling the scale of most regional theatre shops, our large work room is filled with natural light and includes state of the art equipment.
Both a lab and classroom space, this room supports the design and technical students' needs for classwork and productions.
Our department is one of three among similarly sized institutions in the country that hosts a laboratory dedicated to movement and conditioning.
Through a close partnership with Texas Performing Arts, our students have access to a state-of-the-art scene shop and other facilities.