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Department of Theatre and Dance


Facilities  |  USC Department of Theatre and Dance

Our Performance Spaces

The Department of Theatre and Dance utilizes several performance venues to stage our productions, which also serve as laboratories for classroom instruction. Many of our facilities are available for rental to other university or outside groups. Click the links below or in the menu on the left for more information about each of our performance facilities.

For information about renting, contact Andy Mills, via email at ajmills@mailbox.sc.edu 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. 

 

Longstreet Theatre
This familiar campus landmark, built along the lines of a Roman temple, was designed originally as a chapel and auditorium before the Civil War. During the building's colorful history it has served as a Civil War military hospital, state legislature meeting site, arsenal and armory, science facility, and gymnasium. In 1976 the building was remodeled to an arena theatre.

Select Historic Longstreet for more information concerning the building's history.

For technical specifications, contact Andy Mills, via email at ajmills@mailbox.sc.edu or by phone at 803.777.8049.

 

Drayton Hall Theatre
Across a small park from the Longstreet Theatre sits the Drayton Hall Theatre. Drayton Hall was once the auditorium for the University High School that closed in 1966. The theatre is connected to the present Wardlaw School of Education.The well-known sculpture in front of Drayton Hall, The Torchbearer, was contributed to the University by the artist, Anna Hyatt Huntington.

Select Drayton Hall History  for more information concerning the building's history.

For technical specifications, contact Andy Mills, via email at ajmills@mailbox.sc.edu or by phone at 803.777.8049.

 

Lab Theatre
100± seat "black box" theatre with flexible configuration. No fly space; no understage access.