Cameron University Theatre
The Cameron University Theatre, built in 1978, is part of the Louise D. McMahon Fine Arts Complex. The building seats more than 400 people and is equipped with a multi-purpose hydraulic lift that can be used for an additional seating section, as well as a variable-depth orchestra pit or an extended stage apron. Well-equipped scene and costume shops are located adjacent to the stage.
The building also houses the Studio Theatre, an intimate venue for small productions.
In addition to being the site for productions staged by the Department of Theatre Arts, the University Theatre is also the location for campus and community events throughout the year, including concerts, lectures and meetings.
The proscenium opening is 50' wide by 22' high. The counterweight fly system consists of 29 double-purchase linesets with a 55' high gridiron. The center area of the stage floor is trapped.
The lighting system consists of an ETC Express 48/96 lighting console capable of 96 channel operation with 24 submasters and a 600 cue memory with video display. The system can also be configured as a manual 48 channel two-scene preset. A total of 140 2.4kw dimmers are employed in a dimmer per circuit configuration.
A flexible sound system encompasses a variety of formats for both recording and reproduction; the system features a digital audio workstation. Performance monitor, paging, and headset systems link all areas.
The Studio Theatre is a 50' x 55' "black box" with flexible seating arrangements for approximately 160 persons. It features an 18' grid, a dimmer per circuit memory lighting system, and makes use of the audio capabilities of the mainstage.
Office and Departments located in the Cameron University Theatre:
- Department of Theatre Arts - Room 202 - 581-2346
- Box Office - 1st Floor, left of entrance - 581-2478