University Theatre

University Theatre is a 450-seat proscenium theatre with dressing rooms and a green room.  Most Theatre Mainstage productions are produced in this space.  Additionally, music events, recitals, and the annual Danceworks concert are produced in this space.


Technical Specifications


Seating Capacity: 457 (without seats on lift); 482 (with seats on lift) 
Design: Step Level (no balcony)
Seating Chart


Proscenium Opening: Width: 50 ft., Height: 23 ft. 4 in. 
Curtain Line to Cyc: 34 ft. 
Curtain line to Orchestra Pit: 3 ft. 
Curtain Line to Front of Stage (with orchestra pit a stage level): 14 ft. 
Proscenium to Back Wall: 38 ft. 6 in. 
Proscenium to Stage Right Fly Rail: 15 ft. 8 in. 
Proscenium to Off Stage Left Obstruction:  22 ft. 
Additional Off Stage Left Storage Space: Width 19ft. 10 in., Depth 23 ft. 6 in. 
Height of Grid: 55 ft.

Stage Floor

Type: Masonite Hardboard over 1 ½ inch Plywood 
Substructure: 2 x 10 on 24 inch centers 
Finish: Flat Black - Latex 
General Condition: Good 
Stage Left / Right beyond Wings: Concrete

Orchestra Pit

Can be placed at stage level, audience level with seating, or as an orchestra pit 8 ft. below stage level 
Type: Hydraulic 
Depth: 12 ft. 8 in. at center, 8 ft. 10 in. at outer edges 
Width: 36 ft.

Stage Loading

Loading Door Location: Off Stage Left at Stage Level 
Type: Overhead Door at Ground Level with direct access to stage area 
Dimensions: Width: 8ft., Height: 13 ft 
Overhang: 13 ft. 2 in. High Outside of Loading door 
Full Size Trucks Cannot Back Straight Up to Door 
Parking facilities with direct access to stage and dressing rooms

Stage Rigging

Type: Single Purchase Counterweight 
Location of Fly Rail: Stage Right at Stage Level 
Working Line Sets: 36, including 5 Electrics and Cyc 
Length of Pipes: 59 ft. (lines 32-34: 54 ft.); Low Trim: 3 ft. 2 in., High Trim: 52 ft 
Half Galleries: Stage Left / Right 25 ft above Stage Floor