School of Theatre and Dance

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     Messick Theatre Arts Center

      messick theatre arts center

The ECU School of Theatre and Dance is located in the Messick Theatre Arts Center comprised of the following:

The Messick east and west wings, two buildings devoted to classrooms, dance studios and rehearsal studios.

The McGinnis Theatre, a 610-seat, fully-equipped proscenium theatre with a fly gallery, orchestra pit, stage management and lighting booth, sound station, stage management console, and several dressing rooms, along with the costume shop (and its cutting, draping, stitching and storage rooms, and makeup lab) and lighting shop/storage.

Fall 2007 Production photo of "The Underpants" in McGinnis Auditorium

The scene shop building, containing our very large and fully-equipped scene construction shop on one floor and the equally large and well-supplied paints and properties shop on the other.

        scene shop paint shop
                            Scene Shop                                    Paint Shop

      The Studio Theatre, our primary main-stage rehearsal space.

studio theatre
   Studio Theatre