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Performance Spaces

The 292-seat Gorecki theater serves as a large lecture room, recital hall and meeting room as well as a facility for the dramatic arts. The stage house is separated from the theater by means of the traditional proscenium opening. It is a simple rectangular room with fixed seating for approximately two-thirds of the audience. The remaining one-third is seated on the same type of seat, mounted to non-mechanized moveable seating wagons. By raising the orchestra pit-forestage elevator, and moving the seating wagons to the sides, it is possible to convert this room to a projected or open stage arrangement with three-quarter round seating, ideal for acting, recitals, chamber music and as a lecture demonstration area.

In addition to these fully equipped performance facilities, the Benedicta Arts Center houses the academic departments of Art, Music, and Theater as well as the auxiliary facilities and equipment required for complete curricular instruction in the arts. The lower-level Studio Theater is used to teach acting classes and also serves as an alternative space for Theater Department productions.

Gorecki Theater Virtual Tour

Take a Virtual Tour of the Gorecki Theater.
Guided by Jack Dempsey, CSB/SJU Production Manager.


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