Western Connecticut State University
School of Visual and Performing Arts 2014
Client:Western Connecticut State University
Project Category:Colleges and Universities
Architect:Holzman Moss Bottino
Completion Year:2014
Location:Danbury, Connecticut
Acoustician:Jaffe Holden
Capacity:350 seats
For years, the Theatre Department at WCSU has been doing terrific work under far-from-ideal conditions. With the opening of the Visual and Performing Arts Center, teachers, performers, directors, designers, and technicians finally have a facility equal to their talents.

The Center's facilities include: Scenery and costume shops for instruction and construction. A large rehearsal space, which can also serve as a black box studio theatre for informal performances. Smaller rehearsal spaces for scene work and classes. The department's centerpiece and companion to the Music Department's Concert Hall is the 350-seat proscenium theatre. It has an ideal audience capacity a decent size, but not too large. An otherwise wonderful student performance might be lost in a larger space. With its balcony and side seating galleries, the theatre is designed to foster a dynamic, intimate relationship between the performer and the audience.