Performers on stage

Judy Bayley Theatre

The theatre — named after the Hacienda owner who was the first woman to own and operate a successful hotel and casino in Las Vegas — houses the department's four main stage productions each season.

The Theatre Features

  • A 550-seat theatre with continental seating on one level.
  • A proscenium, or archway at the front of the stage, with a maximum opening of 40' wide and 20' high, and is adjustable with black velour masking. There is a 12' deep apron, which is raised and lowered hydraulically. The working stage depth is 39'' from the plaster line. The total width of the stage from wall to wall is 80'. The height from stage floor to the bottom of the grid is 68'.
  • A stage floor that is edge-grain pine and covered with masonite and painted black. A series of 4' x 8' traps make up an area 16' deep x 40' wide. The floor has excellent resiliency for ballet and other dance.
  • A fully-equipped rigging system with 34 single-purchase counterweighted battens. Each batten is 45' in length and has a low trim of 5' and a high trim of 62' above the stage floor. Lifting capacity of each batten is 1000 lbs. The operating gallery is located stage left at stage level.
  • A grand drape, located directly upstage of the proscenium that is hand drawn at the fly rail. It is deep red velour and is 45' wide x 30' high. Velour masking consists of five sets of black legs (10' wide x 30' high), four black borders (75' wide x 10' high), and one set of black stage curtains (each panel is 37' wide x 37' high, 2 panels total).
  • An ETC Expression 3 lighting console with manual and computer operation. The console also has manual override faders, and effects programming capability. Cueing of the board can be done by either submaster loads or keypad. Lighting cues can be stored on diskette. There are three ETC Sensor Dimmer Racks, 96 each.
  • A sound control board located in the left control booth. The booth is glassed in with sliding windows. The sound console is a Mackie SR32.4 with 2x DOD SR231 QXLR 2 ch. Graphic EQ. and 1x Sanson S-Patch Plus 48 pt. balanced patch bay.
  • Dressing rooms, a costume shop, and a scene shop located directly behind the stage.
Performers in black on stage

Black Box Theatre

The Black Box Theatre, where the department light lab is located, houses three second season productions each year.

The Theatre Features

  • A stage space (including the auditorium) of 46' x 46' with perimeter aisles and masking drapes surrounding all sides. The height is 21' from the floor to the grid. There is a second floor walkway and railing on three sides with the control booth on the fourth side. The walkway is 14' from the stage and 8' wide. The balcony railing is 3' high.
  • Flexible seating arranged on movable risers with a maximum capacity of 220 people.
  • A stage floor painted black masonite over edge-grain pine, over 2 rows of sleepers, over concrete.
  • An Izenour Stretch Wire Grid. Limited rigging may be done off the grid. Lighting is accomplished by attaching short pipes to the supporting pipes of the stretch wire grid.
  • Lighting control, which is ETC Express 24 subs with programmable codes. The Strand Century dimmer system consists of 140 - 2.4 kw (CD-80). The lighting load circuits are hard-wired to dimmers and patching is by means of "soft-patching" through the control board.
  • Sound equipment that includes a Mackie SR24.4 Mixing Board, three Crown 300A ampracks, four Bose 901 Series V speakers permanently installed at each corner, four movable Klipsch Heresy speakers, a Denon CD/Tape Deck, Sony CD player, and a Dual Tape Professional.
  • A green room, and dressing rooms directly off the stage.
Audience sitting down in a theatre

Paul Harris Theatre

The Paul Harris Theatre, named after the emeritus director for the Department of Theatre, is a 99-seat house that is used primarily as an acting studio but is also home to the One Acts Festival, the Ten Minutes Play Festival, and a Senior Theatre production each year.

The Theatre Features

  • A 20-foot archway, or proscenium opening.
  • Lighting and drapes that are hung off a box truss with four chain motor drives. Lighting consists of 36 dimmers, a Strand 320 series control board and a 50 light rep plot.
  • Two lighting pipes, located over the house and accessible by focus tracks. Dressing rooms and a green room up a level accessed from stairways at the back of the stage.