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Waterman Theatre, home to the mainstage theatre productions, is currently under renovation, and is scheduled to reopen in fall 2016 after closing June 2014. Below is the original 1960's theatre and the artist rendering for our new, state-of-the-art space.

Waterman Theatre before the renovation
Waterman Theatre after the renovation

Our new space will seat 410, have direct elevator access from the lobby and prime handicap accessible seating areas. The College has embarked on a "Take Your Seat Campaign" for alumni and passionate community members to name a seat in the theatre. A tax deductible gift of $500 offers the opportunity to have a plaque on a seat. Refer to Alumni and Development for information on naming your seat. Commemorate your time in Waterman Theatre or sponsor a seat to honor an instructor, director or mentor.

Questions regarding facility usage can be directed to Sostak at 315.312.2132 or by emailing, or reserve the Lab Theatre space.

Hands on labs

The theatre department has three hands on labs that allow students to develop, design, and create the aesthetic atmosphere for each individual performance through prop and scene design, and transforms actors through costume and make up.

While the Theatre Department phases back into our Tyler Hall homebase, our facilities will be located in multiple buildings. The Scene Shop, Make-Up Runway, and Green Room will be open in Tyler, while Lab Theatre space, design classroom and Costume Shop will be in temporary spaces until Fall 2018.

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