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BFA and BA students use the many performing spaces across campus to present their productions, including the black-box Repertory Theatre at the Performing Arts Center, the Perfomance Theatre and Performance Studio in the new Center for Media, Film, and Theatre (CMFT), the Humanities Theatre, and the Dance Building’s black-box Dance Theatre Lab.

The CMFT: Center for Media, Film, and Theatre

The CMFT is a shared space among the theatre, film, and new media programs.

Acting BFA Program: Dance Building

The acting companies at Purchase occupy their own instructional studios in the Dance Building.

Theatre Design/Technology Shops

Humanities Theatre

The Humanities Theatre is the campus theatre for Purchase College. Hosting events for students from before they are accepted all the way through Senior Speaker auditions and Convocation rehearsals, the 220-seat theatre serves students in myriad ways throughout their collegiate career.

As the home of the BA program in theatre and performance and that program’s senior project productions, the stage hosts upwards of 20 productions a year, including original plays by students in theatre and performance and in playwriting and screenwriting.

The Performing Arts Center

One of the finest facilities on any East Coast college campus, the Performing Arts Center (PAC) is located adjacent to the Music Building and is available for the conservatory’s activities. The PAC has four performance spaces and one of the largest black-box theatres available for student productions.