The acting companies at Purchase occupy their own instructional studios in the Dance Building.
BFA and BA students also use the many performing spaces across the campus to present their productions, including the black-box Repertory Theatre and the Underground Theatre at the Performing Arts Center, the new Humanities Theatre, and the Dance Building’s black-box Dance Theatre Lab.
Dance Building: Home of the Acting Program
Theatre Design/Technology Shops
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.