FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT POLICIES
Like all University buildings, the fine arts buildings are available for use throughout the academic year. Some rooms in these buildings, such as the computer lab, Mabee Recital Hall, choral and instrumental rehearsal halls, and practice rooms are open for student use at various hours in the evenings and on weekends. Please note the schedule below. You may wish to reserve a specific room or hall to assure that it is available for your needs. The Facilities Manager will assist in this process. Students are expected to take care of these facilities.
The Jenna Guest Music Building and the Redwine Instrumental Music Building are available to students according to the following schedule:
Saturday 2:00 p.m.-11:30 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.; 8:00p.m.-11:30 p.m.
The Jenna Guest Music Building (JGMB) houses the Black Box Theatre, Mabee Recital Hall, and theatre production equipment. Included in the facility are the Office of the School of Fine Arts, Bennett Technology Center, classrooms, faculty offices and a student lounge. The music faculty and classrooms are also located in this building.
The Black Box Theatre is a flexible, experimental performance space, and is the primary home of rehearsals and production work for theatre students. The seating capacity is 85.
The Mabee Recital Hall is a proscenium theatre which serves as secondary performance venue for theatre performances. The seating capacity is 168.
The Make-up Room is located adjacent to the Black Box Theatre and provides access to the back stage area of the Recital Hall and Black Box. The make-up room accommodates 12 actors simultaneously.
The Dressing Rooms are located adjacent to the Make-up Room and provide access to the back stage area of the Recital Hall and Black Box.
The Fine Arts Office is open from 8:00 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office maintains communication boxes for all faculty and staff. Students are welcome to use these to communicate with these individuals.
The Bennett Technology Lab houses resource materials for theatre and music students. The lab contains 16 computer stations designated for student use. Each is connected to the University network and includes Vectorworks theatrical design software. The resources are available for ETBU students, and we encourage all students to work in this lab on class assignments and personal projects. The hours of the Technology Lab are posted outside the Lab entrance. These hours will change each semester as student needs dictate.
The Workshop Building houses the Scene Shop, Costume Shop, properties and furniture storage areas for the Department. Working hours of the shop building may vary from semester to semester, and will be posted in appropriate syllabi and on the theatre bulletin boards outside the Black Box Theatre.
The Baker Auditorium in the Ornelas Spiritual Life Center (OSLC) seats 1500 and is not as readily available for theatre activities since many University organizations and departments, as well as community organizations, also use this facility.
LOST AND FOUND: Items turned in the Fine Arts Office as “found” will be kept for one semester. Every effort will be made to determine the owner of the item. All unclaimed items will be sent to Student Services.