The Theatre School at DePaul University's new home is under construction and will open in Fall 2013!
The Theatre School's new facility, shown in artist's rendering (view looking East)
DePaul University's current Many Dreams, One Mission Campaign includes support for the design and construction of new performance and classrooms designed to liberate the full potential of richly talented students and faculty. The university’s new theatre facilities will widen artistic horizons, add vitality to the community, and welcome generations of new artists, performers, and audiences. Learn more at campaign.depaul.edu
About the new facility
The Theatre School is working with renowned architect Cesar Pelli, and his firm Pelli Clarke Pelli, to design and build our new facility on the Lincoln Park Campus. New education, rehearsal, and performance spaces will align our physical plant with our national ranking for excellence.
Located at the corner of West Fullerton and North Racine on the Lincoln Park Campus, the new school will house two new theatre spaces: a 250-seat theatre and a 100-seat flexible black box theatre. Other spaces will include costume, makeup, prop and scene shots, rehearsal studios, lighting laboratories, and new-media workshops.
In the new building students will be able to rehearse, collaborate, and learn in a facility designed and developed specifically to meet for the creative needs of theatre artists. Throughout the building, specialized technical areas for theatre will be integrated with lounges and informal space, encouraging creative interaction and process-driven dialogue.
About Pelli Clarke Pelli
Founded by Cesar Pelli, former dean of the Yale University School of Architecture, Pelli Clarke Pelli has designed some of the world’s most recognizable buildings, including the Petronas Towers in Malaysia, the World Financial Center in New York, and the International Finance Centre in Hong Kong. The firm has a strong portfolio of performing arts centers affiliated with universities, including those at Vassar College, Grinnell College, and the University of Minnesota.
For more information, please contact Betsy Soete, Assistant Vice President of Development, firstname.lastname@example.org