College of Arts & Sciences
Located in Cromwell Communication Center, the Black Box Theatre is the primary stage of the Department of Theatre. Designed with flexible, stadium style seating options the Black Box Theatre can seat an audience of 275 in the thrust configuration, or 350 when configured as a theatre-in-the-round. The theatre features a full lighting grid, and sound system.
The Second Stage Theatre is a small studio theatre with a seating capacity of 80. Located on the second floor of Cromwell, Second Stage is the home of our student directed one play festivals and doubles as classroom and rehearsal space for acting classes.
The grand concert hall of the university. Located in Whitfield Hall, Rent Auditorium features a proscenium stage and seating for 1,200. In the Department of Theatre, we put this stage to use for children's theatre, performing to thousands of area school children from across the region. This venue features a full lighting grid and house sound system.
Located in Cromwell Communication Center, the Scene Shop is outfitted with woodworking, electrical and painting areas. The shop also features an area for building props.
Sewing machines, bolts of fabric, and hundreds of costumes can all be found in the Costume Shop.
From powder to prosthetics, our student productions have an extensive makeup room to bring any character to life.
William 'Peppy' Biddy, Chair
Cromwell CenterPhone: (662) 329-7260
1100 College Street Columbus, MS 39701phone: 662.329.4750 or 877.462.8439