Tour Our Facilities

The Main Theatre is the largest theater space on the Uptown Campus. The proscenium stage measures 48' wide and 40' deep including the apron's orchestra elevator. The auditorium seats 500 people in very comfortable continental-style seating. The stage is extremely well-equipped with a series of 4'x 4' traps and a 45 lineset counterweight system. The Main Theatre is the ideal training facility for theater technicians.

Designed for music performance, the Recital Hall seats 228 people, 183 on the orchestra level and 45 in the nine circular boxes on the second level of the auditorium. The Recital Hall, known for its excellent acoustics, is used primarily for Department of Music concerts but is also a popular location for lectures, conferences and ceremonies. The stage measures 21' wide and 25' deep. A semi-permanent acoustical shell is located upstage. The Recital Hall is a very comfortable and attractive setting for many types of events.

The Arena Theatre is used primarily for Theatre performances and acting classes. The stage diameter is 24' and the auditorium seats 196. An arena space provides a very intimate space for an event.

A favorite space for actor/audience interaction, the Studio Theatre seats 153 people. The stage measures 29' wide and 25' deep including the 6' apron. A hemp flying system is located on a gallery stage left. The Studio is often utilized by the Theatre Department for both productions and classes.

The Lab Theatre is a 50' square "black box" theater. The Lab can seat up to 200 audience members in any seating configuration.


Page Hall is a classic old proscenium theater located on the downtown campus of the University at Albany, at 135 Western Avenue. The auditorium has a total capacity of 830. 439 of those seats are located on the orchestra level and 391 and on the balcony level. Page Hall's excellent location, combined with its large seating capacity make it a favorite site for community events and performances. The film series of the New York State Writer's Institute is presented primarily at Page Hall. The stage area at Page Hall is 33' wide and 22' deep, including a very large (12' deep) semi-circular apron.

The Futterer Lounge is named for Agnes E. Futterer, recognized as the founder of the Theatre program at the University. The lounge, which measures 30' x 80' is a popular site for receptions after performing arts events. The lounge is located on the second floor of the PAC and its west wall is fully windowed, providing an excellent view of the campus. The entrances for the Recital Hall and the Lab Theatre are located directly off of the Futterer Lounge.

The Dance Studio (PAC B-53) is located in the basement just off of the Main Stage. It is used primarily by the Theatre Program for acting classes and rehearsals for their productions. The floor of the Rehearsal Room is "sprung" and is therefore suitable for dance rehearsal and instruction as well.

The Band Rehearsal Room (PAC B-28) is located in the basement. It us used primarily by the Music Program for rehearsal of their four large ensembles.

The Choral Rehearsal Room (PAC B-78) is located in the basement . It is used primarily by the Music Program for classes and for rehearsal of the department's two choral groups.

The Main Lobby is the location of the Box Office which handles all ticketing transactions for the PAC's Prime Performance Series and Department of Music and Theatre performances. The Main Lobby can also used as a registration area, if needed. The entrances to the Main Theatre are located directly off of the Main Lobby.

The Scene Shop is run exclusively by the Theatre Program. All scenery and properties for productions are constructed in the shop. The Scene Shop is well equipped for woodworking as well as metal and plastic working.

The Costume Shop is used exclusively by the Theatre Program. Over one-hundred costumes are built here annually.

There are ten conveniently located Dressing Rooms, each with its own restroom and shower facilities. Lighted make-up mirrors and counters are standard. The dressing rooms accommodate three to fifteen performers.

The Stokes Music Library is named for Charles F. Stokes, Professor of Music and Chair of the Music Department during the years 1943-1979, and for his wife Margaret Stokes, who played piano professionally in the Albany area for more than 35 years. The Stokes Music Library is an independent library budgeted and operated by the Music Program.

The Jarka and Grayce Burian Theatre Reference Library is named to honor the life-long dedication and commitment of these two professors. It was made possible through the generous donation of books, papers and drawings from the Burians nearly five decades of work within the UAlbany Theatre Dept.and the SCCC Theatre Dept. as well as throughout the Capital District theatre scene.  The Burian Reference Library is an independent library budgeted and operated by the Theatre Program.