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Henderson Hall  is a major recent renovation of a building that has served the campus since 1876 as the original President's house and is the oldest brick building on campus. This building houses most of the Theatre and Cinema faculty and administrative offices, the costume shop, management office, and several classroom spaces, including a lighting laboratory, and audio/video production and editing area, separate dedicated studios for scenic and lighting design, and a computer teaching studio. 

The Performing Arts Building was the home of the Theatre Arts Department from 1974 - 2009. In 2009, with the move of the majority of the program offices and teaching spaces to Henderson Hall, and the addition of the new cinema emphasis it was converted for cinema uses.  It contains offices for several cinema faculty and emeritus theatre faculty, a cinema screening room that seats between 25 and 75, cinema editing suites, and equipment. This historic building, built in 1899 to serve as the YMCA is the oldest Hokie Stone building on campus. This building also houses two major classroom/rehearsal spaces of approximately 1100 square feet each. These two rooms, plus the theatre space serve a variety of classroom needs. 

Squires Student Center houses the university union ticket office, the Studio Theatre (216 seats), the Haymarket Theatre (450 seats) and their associated scenic shops and support spaces. 

Theatre 101 houses the program's black box theatre and the primary performance teaching and rehearsal spaces.

Current as of Fall 2013:

A new Center for the Arts with its 1300 seat performance venue, art gallery, and Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology lab has boldly established a significant “arts precinct” on the campus.

A university film screening facility has been added for the development of the arts precinct.


Upcoming Events

Download the 2013-14 Season Brochure for the School of Performing Arts here.

Spring Awakening
Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater, Music by Duncan Sheik
Apr. 13, 15-19, 21-26* at 7:30pm
Apr. 27 at 2pm and 7:30pm*
*Please be aware that parking will be difficult the weekend of Apr. 25-27 and allow extra time. Theatre Patrons may use the North End Garage on Turner Street for this event.
Squires Studio Theatre
$10/$8/$8 Admission
Tickets: 540-231-5615

Graduate Colloquium Speaker: Sabrina Hamilton, lighting designer/Artistic Director
"Skills for a New Theatre: Parsing Grammars, Mapping Kinship Groups and Understanding Ecosystems" 
Apr. 22, 4:15pm
Theatre 101, College Avenue
Free Admission

Salt Marsh Suite
Apr. 23-27, daytime gallery hours, evening dance performances
The Cube, Moss Arts Center
Free Admission, ticket required for dance performances
www.icat.vt.edu/content/salt-marsh-suite
Call 231-0802 for more information

Performance & Directing Showcase
May 2-9
Theatre 101
Free Admission
End-of-semester showings of student work

4-Screen Cinema Showcase
May 3, 6-8pm; May 5, 12-2pm
The Cube, Moss Arts Center
Free Admission
Showcasing works by cinema and music students

Design Gallery
May 9, 12-4:30pm
Theatre 101
Free Admission
End-of-semester showings of student work

Progeny Film Festival
May 10, 7:30pm
Lyric Theatre, downtown

Summer Arts Festival 2014
June 6 - July 25
Watch for more information.


For more information about future and current season events, click here. For ticket information, click here.
NOTE: To check ticket availability after hours, please call 540-808-6504.


Contact Us

Theatre & Cinema Programs
School of Performing Arts
Patricia Raun, Director
Henderson Hall East (0141)
Virginia Tech
195 Alumni Mall
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: (540) 231-5335
Email: theatreandcinema@vt.edu