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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Theatre and Dance

Lab Theatre

1400 Wheat St.
Columbia, SC 29208



The Lab Theatre is our "black box" performance space, established as a laboratory for undergraduates to explore new ideas and put classroom studies to practical use.

The Lab can accommodate a variety of seating arrangements, seating approximately 100 patrons comfortably.  The theatre has limited lighting and sound capabilities.




Rental Information

For information about renting, contact Andy Mills, via email at or by phone at 803.777.8049.

  • An inventory of our sound and lighting equipment is available. 
  • Advanced notice of 12-18 months is typically required for rental of any of our available venues.
  • Organizations not affiliated with the University of South Carolina must carry $1,000,000 liability coverage. 



Parking is ample on campus and just a short walk from any of our theatres.

We recommend:

Bull Street Garage
Corner of Blossom and Bull
350 spaces available for visitors -- very convenient to Longstreet, Drayton Hall and the Lab Theatres

Pendleton Garage
Corner of Pendleton and Pickens  |  1501 Pendleton Street
Close to McKissick Museum/USC Visitor's Center, at the top of The Horseshoe

Faculty/Staff Lots

Available to the general public after 3:30pm (unless the lot is being held for a private

Metered spaces
Free after 6pm