We are excited to take you on a visual tour of the Center for the Arts facility. Below is the floor plan for the Theatre Department wing. You can click on the numbered rooms to read a description of that room. If you would like to tour the entire facility, please visit the Center for the Arts page.
Rooms 151 & 153 Classrooms:
These two classrooms serve for any courses involving lectures like Understanding Theatre, Survey of World Theatre, Production Supervision, Directing, Technical Resources and Design, and the lecture portions of Biomechanics, Costuming, Lighting, and Set & Props. The two classrooms have a collapsible center wall which can be easily removed to form one large classroom suitable for warm ups and rehearsals.
Our costume shop has plenty of natural light and includes an industrial straight stitch and two sergers, six desktop machines, two pin-able cutting tables (capable of sticking pins into), dress molds, a wash sink, and industrial irons, steamer, and all the fabric and notions needed to develop, alter, or build costumes.
Room 155, Props
This wonderful addition to our department includes a 9" band saw, a hot wire Styrofoarn cutter, two workbenches, a large wash basin, hot glue guns, paints, sander, Dremel tool, and many different types of hand tools necessary for the design and manufacture of props. This room is also where we store our hand props.
Our wardrobe room includes three double-tiered racks for costume storage, accessories shelving for shoes, wigs, and hats, as well as a washer, dryer, and dye sink. We even have a built-in exhaust fan to eliminate fumes when dyeing fabrics.
Room 157, Design
The design lab includes four drafting tables for hand work in design. CAD capable computer stations with software for desktop publishing, photo editing, video editing and illustration are housed in the new art department facility on the main campus. We also boast a 24-inch, CMYK plotter for printing out anything from plans and elevations to our own production posters. The design lab also contains a large wash sink to clean up from model building, design sketches, and other design tasks.
Joshua Squad Memorial Room:
This space has evolved into equipment storage for set props and furniture. Originally home of the Joshua Squad, this large space is dedicated to storage of equipment for physical theatre activity including a trapeze and tumbling mats, plus many items needed to assemble productions in the adjacent Flex Theatre.
This 200 seat fully flexible space is the pinnacle of the Belhaven University Theatre Department. The theatre is 54' x 56' with 220' of walk along curtains broken into 11 separate pieces. It has a 23' high grid on 5' centers. The control deck has a complete audio station and lighting station with an ETC Express 24/48 lighting console and 96 channels of Electrol Engineering dxl25 dimmers. A continually growing instrument inventory includes a variety of lighting units for our theatre activities.