Gearan Center for the Performing Arts
The Gearan Center for the Performing Arts is an extraordinary 65,000-square-foot facility that brings together music, dance, theatre and media and society in a unified academic space for the first time in HWS history.
McDonald Theatre, named for Christopher P. McDonald ’77, L.H.D.’13, is a 2,450-square-foot space that hosts 140 seats for black box theatre. There are four catwalks, a sound and light booth, and a mezzanine that can be converted to a stage. The configuration is completely modular. A fully functional scene shop is connected directly to the theatre.
The Theatre Department's costume shop and storage, prop storage, classroom, and studio performance space are located on the second floor of Williams Hall.