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Barnett Theatre

The Theatre/Dance Department's main stage, this 412 seat theatre was constructed in 1971 as part of the Greenhill Center of the Arts, and in 2002 underwent a major renovation that included improvements in lighting, sound, and overall facility. The Department is in the initial planning stages for another renovation, details will be announced when they are available. This theatre is host to many productions throughout the year, as well as functioning as a hands-on classroom.

Description of Performance Area

Barnett Theatre features:

A large proscenium stage with full flyspace

Backstage Space

The students of the Theatre/Dance Department construct all of the sets on site in a fully equipped wood shop with some metal work capabilities. Degrees in the Theatre/Dance department require a well balanced approach and emphasize learning more than one tool of the trade so that actors, designers, lighting technicians, stage managers, and others are knowledgeable in the many areas of theatre.

The scene shop features:

Access to Barnett Theatre and Hicklin Studio Theatre via large loading doors
A paint storage room
A fully equipped tool room
Set storage below the stage of the Barnett Theatre with an extensive selection of furniture and properties
The scene shop hours are Monday through Friday 1pm to 5pm during the school year and typically 9am to 5pm in the summer during the months of May, June and July.

Wing Space

Narrow wing space

Fly Space

full flyspace

Sound Equipment

A modern sound booth equipped with Sony Sound Forge and Audacity sound building programs, a Crest Audio X Eight sound board, and an instant replay machine
A myriad of various microphones, and other sound equipment

Lighting Equipment

Four on stage electrics, two side stage electrics, and one catwalk electric
A full array of lighting fixtures including Studio Spot automatic moving lights and scrolling fixtures

Projection Booth Information

A large light booth with an Obsession II light board and several light storage areas

Box Office Services

Ticketing services handles all campus ticketing using Audience View software.
Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at 262-472-2222 or in person at 950 West Main Street in the Greenhill Center of the Arts on the UW-Whitewater campus.