Facilities - NIU - School of Theatre and Dance


The school's facilities for instruction and performance are located in the Stevens Building. The building conveniently houses the university's principal production facilities, which include the O'Connell Theatre, a fully equipped 440-seat proscenium theatre; Players Theatre, a smaller, flexible "black box" theatre space; and Theatre Corner, a 150-seat open stage workshop facility.

The scene shop contains all major wood and metal working tools, including a remotely located industrial pneumatic compressor for use in construction, painting, and/or stage mechanics. In addition to the lighting workshop, a specialized laboratory accommodates experimental projects in lighting and scenic design. This facility is complemented by two additional specialized design and technical classrooms and drafting laboratories.

A sophisticated computer graphics laboratory, located in the Stevens Building, is fully accessible to design and technology students. Furthermore, there are multiple computer stations accessible to all students in the program conveniently located in the Stevens Annex.