Our Facilities

Timms Centre for the Arts

The Department of Drama features first-rate, professional facilities for students and faculty to pursue creative projects in a variety of theatre and design spaces. Our facilities include:

  • A wide range of resources support student work.
  • 4 diverse theatres: 300-seat proscenium (Timms Centre for the Arts mainstage)
  • flexible Timms black box (Second Playing Space)
  • thrust (Corner Stage) in the Fine Arts Building (FAB)
  • a black box (Bleviss Laboratory Theatre) (FAB)
  • studio and rehearsal rooms
  • access to exceptional wardrobe and props collections
  • lighting and tracking systems, video and sound equipment, sound booths
The Timms Centre for the Arts, a state-of-the-art facility, contains a 289-seat proscenium theatre, flexible second playing space, and exceptional support facilities (costume, props, and set workshops and collections, production offices, dressing rooms, rehearsal hall, graduate office, seminar room, and green room). All spaces are designed to facilitate teaching, research and creativity.

With its own specialized lighting and tracking systems, video and sound equipment, adaptable seating and drapery, the Second Playing Space is used as a performance space for scripted and improvisational plays, for workshop productions of new plays by undergraduate and graduate students, for productions by graduate students and guest artists, and for creative research by faculty.

The Fine Arts Building accommodates another flexible playing space with a fly system (Bleviss Laboratory Theatre), a corner stage, workshop, seminar room as well as two performance studios, dressing rooms, voice practice booths, technical production and stage management studios, three design studios, and several small multi-purpose classrooms.

Students also have access to a fully-equipped recording studio with the latest computerized sound recording and playback, source and effects equipment, and a talent area for recording voice and minimal musical recordings, as well as a spacious movement studio with sprung hardwood floors, barres, mirrors and large windows.

FAB Space Rental Rate Sheet (PDF, 196 KB)

FAB Space Rental Policy Document (PDF, 14.7 KB)