​CMU’s theatre facilities are located in Moore Hall, which also houses computer labs, a television studio, and fully mediated classrooms. Theatre and performance facilities include:

  • Bush Theatre
    This 500-seat proscenium arch theatre serves as the host of the majority of the University Theatre mainstage season productions.  Click here​ for a seating chart for the theatre when used for non-theatrical events.

  • The Townsend Kiva
    This flexible arena-style theatre has been home to all manner of events and productions, including: Jim Belushi and Larry Joe Campbell's recent Improv Workshop, new play readings, Riecker Literary Series productions such as My Antonia, and much more.

  • Theatre-on-the-Side (T.O.T.S.)
    An black-box theatre with recently updated digital lighting, T.O.T.S. hosts at least one mainstage production each year, along with the majority of our Studio Theatre productions. It can be adapted to a variety of productions styles and can seat up to 200 people.

  • The Platform Theatre 
    An intimate space, the Platform Theatre is often used for Trap Door Improv​ performances and​ other smaller-scale productions.

  • Dance Studios
    Two studios serve the dance program. The fully equipped Grace L. Ryan Studio is used for large classes and small performances. A newly remodeled dance studio in Moore Hall also is used for dance rehearsals and smaller classes.  Dancers also perform in Plachta Auditorium annually and across the campus and community.

  • Supporting Facilities and Features
    • Costume Shop
    • Scene Shop
    • Dressing and make-up rooms with shower facilities
    • Extensive storage facilities for costumes and props
    • Properties and Costume Tracking - An exceptional computerized database provides searchable access to our entire costume and properties collection, allowing quick access to items by time-period, color, size, style and more. 

  • Music Theatre Facilities
    tudents involved in our interdisciplinary Music Theatre program also make use of the excellent facilities available through our school of music.​