Morton and Helen Yulman Theatre and the Henle Dance Pavilion

Performance Spaces

Main Stage Theatre:  This black box theatre has a possible performance space of 47’-7” by 52’ with additional under gallery space, the room being 60’ by 60’. There is a tension grid above the performance space and a surrounding catwalk allowing for great flexibility in lighting and staging support. There are 276 ETC Sensor 3 dimmers run with an Ion and architectural control systems. There are approximately 250 lighting fixtures, a computer and analog sound system, wireless and wired headset system, velour legs and borders and a modular audience riser system to allow for a variety of configurations.


Henle Dance Studio:  The new Dance Studio is 60’ by 38’ with a sprung floor, full mirrored wall with travelling black velour curtains and a white cyc, four motorized trusses with dimmer circuits, class and performance sound systems, 98 dimmers with the Ion control board located in the second story control booth. This space has 100 lighting fixtures in its class and performance lighting plot.


Studio A (Actor’s Studio):  This classroom and performance space is the most heavily used performance class space. A 41’ by 32’ room with a 16’ high pipe grid, 48 dimmers, a repertory lighting plot, sound system, flexible audience risers, masking on traveller tracks. Portable movement mats, digital projection equipment, mirrors on one wall, rehearsal furniture support the class activities.


Production Spaces

Scene Shop:  This 60’ by 24’ shop with over 16’ of ceiling height has the full complement of wood and steel construction equipment, and plumbed pneumatic system, a center shop to Main Stage door that opens 20’ wide by 16’ tall. Stagecraft classes and specialty construction classes utilize the space and equipment.


Costume Shop:  The new Costume Shop (54’ by 17’) accommodates eight domestic sewing machines, an industrial sewing machine, a serger, a dual industrial ironing table, two large cutting tables, a craft and laundry room, fitting area, and the Costume Designer’s office.


Light and Sound Control Booths:  All of our performance spaces have separate control booths which can also serve as recording studios and production teaching spaces.


Classroom and Rehearsal Spaces

Studio B:  This newly created classroom serves as a performance and lecture space. It is a 32’ by 22’ room with mirrors on one wall and a digital projection system for the entrance portion of the space.


Design Studio:  The Design Studio serves as a teaching space for a variety of Theatrical Design courses and Puppetry creation class. It also is the work space for the production teams as they create the Department’s shows.


Yulman Lobby:  This space, while always serving as a gathering space and audience lobby, is regularly used as a classroom and has production capabilities for lighting and sound support. The Yulman lobby wraps around the Mainstage, connecting to the new Henle Gallery. There are connected Box Office and restrooms


Henle Lobby:  This triangular shaped lobby with the longest wall having windows looking out on Union’s sunken Jackson Gardens, also serves as student dancer work spaces and is equipped with dimmers and remote input for use as found performance space. The Lobby has a display case dedicated to the Dance performance activities.


Conference Room:  The Department’s conference room has a 60” smart TV with a sound system, as well as a white board and display hanging options.

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