Students will work in a new theatre and studio arts center that will be completed by July 2014. It includes a fully equipped, 175-seat flexible theatre with support spaces and dressing rooms. It will accommodate various types of productions from any culture or period.
A 100-seat laboratory theatre will be used for senior projects, class projects, guest artists and some public performances. This space is largely student-driven, and safety is a primary consideration. A studio space, minimally equipped with seating, lighting and sound equipment, will be used for teaching courses that have a performance element.
An adjacent seminar space augmenst the studio space so that classes can move between them without disruption. Support spaces include scene and costume shops as well as storage areas.
Hamilton offers a variety of other classroom and performance facilities: Wellin Hall, List Dance Studio and Beinecke Events Barn. In addition, the theatre and dance programs provide a range of specialized staging and design equipment as well as stock and computerized lighting systems in various production shops.