Facilities

Keller Theatre, Lenfest Hall

The Keller Theatre is a 415 seat proscenium theatre. The proscenium opening is 41' wide by 24' tall. The stage area behind the curtain is 30' deep by 77' wide. Equipped with state-of-the-art sound and lighting, full theater rigging, a superb sound system, and elevator type orchestra lift, the Keller boasts an impressive stage house capable of handling most performances.

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Johnson Theatre, Lenfest Hall

The Johnson Theatre is a 48 ft. x 58 ft. flexible "black box" theater. The space may be arranged in any configuration desired by the director and designer including proscenium, arena and thrust. The theater is fully equipped with state-of-the-art lighting and sound.

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Dance Studio

The newly created dance studio is located at 109 South Jefferson Avenue, the former print shop for the Lexington News-Gazette. Since its inauguration six years ago, the dance program at W&L has grown to include a dance minor and expanded academic course offerings. It has won prestigious awards for "outstanding creative works" from the American College Dance Festival and has received national attention for its work in aerial dance. The building's structure has enabled it to be rigged permanently for aerial dance, making silk ropes, harnesses and bungees available to the dancers at any time. A special sprung floor has been installed to make it safer for dancers to move on and jump repetitively without being hurt. Double-sided mirrors can be used to split the room in half so that two dance classes can be held at the same time.

Costume Shop

The Costume Shop is located in the basement of the Lenfest Center directly across the hall from the dressing rooms. It is fully equipped for alterations and full construction in sewing and costume crafts. The Department of Theater buys, rents, builds and utilizes stock items from their collection to satisfy the needs of productions.

Dressing Rooms

The theaters are serviced by two large choral dressing rooms each capable of holding 15 people. The dressing rooms are equipped with bathrooms and showers.

The Scene Shop is the classroom for Fundamentals of Theater Art I & II. Scenery and properties for all the department of theater shows are built and painted here. The shop is well equipped with all manner of tools allowing for the safe and efficient construction of scenery. The shop operates from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.