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Robsham Theater

Mainstage

The Robsham Theater Main Stage is the largest theatrical space at Boston College. Throughout the year, Robsham’s Main-Stage facility is used to host meetings, special guests, dance shows, and three out of the six departmental productions. It is the first permanent home designed for theater production at Boston College. Built in 1981, the facility houses a 591 seat main theater, a large lobby and exhibit space, a black box studio theater, a green room, dressing rooms, a design classroom, box office, and faculty and staff offices. The RTAC also houses the Costume Shop in which all costumes are designed and built and the Scene Shop in which all sets and props are designed and built.

The main theater is a traditional proscenium house with limited thrust capabilities. It is fully handicapped accessible and designed specifically for educational theater. It includes a completely equipped stage house with fly gallery, an orchestra pit for some twenty musicians, adequate wing and backstage space, and state of the art lighting and sound systems.

Bonn Studio Theater

The Bonn Studio is a small black-box theater located within the Robsham Theater Arts Center. Seating is flexible and can be arranged to accommodate roughly 150 people in a variety of audience-stage configurations. At present, one faculty-directed production and two student-directed 'workshop' productions are performed each academic year in The Bonn, as are most Dramatics Society and Contemporary Theater productions. The room is also used for classes, rehearsals, meetings, and even set construction.