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.

Performance Spaces

dancers in bright costumesB. Iden Payne Theatre

A proscenium house that seats 475 seats, the B. Iden Payne Theatre is the department's largest venue.

Man and woman in front of flowersOscar G. Brockett Theatre

The department's most versatile performance space, the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre is an intimate setting for 244 guests.

man leaning down to talk to womanLab Theatre

With 109 seats, this proscenium theatre provides students a space to write, design and produce their own work.


dancers stretching in front of mirrorDance Studios

Our dance program boasts three in-house studios, a fully equipped pilates studio and additional studio space across the university.

man with stage light in front of himPerformance Studio

Host to multiple studio performances each year, the venue is a configurable space for up to 50 guests.

Labs and Shops

man in neck wrap and jacketCostume Shop

Rivaling the scale of most regional theatre shops, our large work room is filled with natural light and includes state of the art equipment.

person drawing on a computer tabletComputer Lab

Both a lab and classroom space, this room supports the design and technical students' needs for classwork and productions.

students exercising on Pilates equipmentMovement and Physical Conditioning Lab

Our department is one of three among similarly sized institutions in the country that hosts a laboratory dedicated to movement and conditioning.

student working on paint backdropScene and Properties Shops

Through a close partnership with Texas Performing Arts, our students have access to a state-of-the-art scene shop and other facilities.

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