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There are five facilities used by theatre students including the intimate and flexible Belk Theatre, the grand Henderson auditorium, the acoustic Daniel Recital Hall, the historic Merritt Theatre, and the Hunt Chapel. Well-equipped dressing rooms are available for use in Henderson and Belk.

Henderson Auditorium

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The 1000 seat Henderson Auditorium is typically used for the large, Broadway-style musical that is produced once a year in the Fall.

Belk Theatre

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Belk Theatre is a true black-box theatre space that can be adapted into any number of configurations including proscenium, thrust and threatre-in-the-round. It is equipped with permanent cat-walks and a lighting/sound booth. Several main-stage productions are produced in this space each year, and it serves as a classroom laboratory. It is a designed theatre space.

Merritt Theatre

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Merritt Theatre is used for student showcases, such as the Freshman and Senior Showcases, and for many different acting and dance classes. It is a theatre with a great deal of history and old world charm and seats approximately two-hundred twenty.

Daniel Recital Hall

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Theatre students also use the beautiful, acoustic Daniel Recital Hall for classes, auditions, and the occasional showcase or production. It is primarily a music recital hall.

Dressing Areas

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Belk and Henderson, the facilities most used by theatre students, have well equipped and careully maintained dressing areas.

Hunt Chapel/Dance Studio

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Hunt Chapel/Dance Studio is a lovely space with natural light and a sprung floor. Dance classes in ballet, jazz, tap and modern are an important part of the Musical Theatre curriculum.

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