Theatre and Dance


University Theatre
Ball State University's theatre and dance programs are supported by quality facilities on campus that provide diverse performance venues and contemporary learning environments for students.

University Theatre
Ball State's 410-seat mainstage theatre has state-of-the-art technical equipment, including a completely computerized lighting system and acoustically sophisticated recording and reproduction sound systems. This facility hosts our Mainstage Subscription Series, which features four theatre productions and two dance concerts each year. The theatre is located behind Emens Auditorium, across the plaza south of Bracken Library.

Edward S. Strother Theatre
This 100-seat intimate, flexible, black box space emphasizes the immediacy of the actor/audience relationship and has been used in a multitude of innovative ways. This theatre is located in the north end of the Arts and Communications Building.

Cave Theatre
This small laboratory theatre has been the home of many exciting and inspired student-driven productions over the years. Student directors and designers have ample opportunities to practice their craft early on in this space.  The Cave is also used for classes and workshops. It is located on the basement level of the Arts and Communications Building.

Ball Gym
This recently remodeled gymnasium houses Ball State's Dance Program, providing three state-of-the-art dance studios. Korsgaard Dance Studio (KDS - Room 213) has fully equipped lighting and sound systems and provides an excellent space for classes, informal dance concerts, and other departmental meetings and events.
KDS Studio in Ball Gym

Other Facilities
The Department of Theatre and Dance has a number of other spaces on campus that are used for classes, rehearsals, auditions, and meetings.  Among the other spaces in the Arts and Communication Building are a design lab, a sound recording studio, a makeup room, a music theory room, and a number of performance studies classrooms.

University Theatre
Department of Theatre and Dance
Arts and Communications Building, Room AC 306
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-8740
Fax: 765-285-4030
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