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  • The Theatre Center

    • The Theatre Center houses the Department of Theatre and Dance. Located at 430 Moon St., it houses several flexible classrooms, two lecture/recital teaching theatres, the PSH Foundation Studio Theatre, costume shop, scene shop, and the Mainstage Theatre.

      The building’s dedication ceremony on October 30, 1971 unveiled a five-hundred seat theater and a studio theater, as well as numerous classrooms, offices, lecture halls, a voice and diction laboratory, various shops and workspaces, a television studio, and other professional-grade teaching and performing assets.

    • Features

      • The Mainstage Theatre is a flexible black box space with a seating capacity of up to 145.

      • The  PSHF Studio Theatre is a black box theatre with a seating capacity of up to 100.




        • Dance Studios/Rehearsal Rooms
        • Lab Theatre
        • Costume Shop
        • Scene Shop
        • Prop Shop
        • Lighting Lab
        • Computer Lab
        • Film Screening Theatre
        • Undergraduate Design Studio
  • The Performing Arts Center

    • The largest and grandest of our performance spaces, the Performing Arts Center at Texas State University houses a 400-seat theatre, 300-seat recital hall, rehearsal space, staging areas and classrooms.

      Sitting at the intersection of University Drive and Moon Street, the building serves as the new front door to the campus. Designed by the architectural firm of Morris Architects, the 69,122-square-foot facility features two professional-quality performance venues, boasting spaces of as fine quality as the work our students do here.

      With instructional, design, and production spaces, the Performing Arts Center is well equipped to meet the educational and artistic needs of our academic units while also serving as the artistic heart of the broader San Marcos community.

      The space officially opened in Feb. 2014.

    • Features & Venues

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  • The Jowers Center

    • Jowers Center, located next to the beautiful Sewell Park, is primarily a rehearsal and instructional space. Outfitted with an abundance of dance classrooms and  open gymnasium facilities, students are afforded the environment they need to learn and grow. Jowers Center also functions as an early rehearsal space for theatrical productions and meeting location for several organizations, including the fencing club.

  • Live Oak Hall

    • Large film production soundstage equipped with a lighting grid, projector & screen setup teaching setup, green screen capabilities & more, all available for student use.

    • A fully equipped sound recording classroom with technology for both theatre and film sound design, full surround sound capabilities, an isolation sound recording booth, foley pit, and the opportunity to employ a full array of sound effects.

    • Television studio featuring green screen technology, surround sound capabilities, and  broadband fiber for live broadcast streaming.

    • State-of-the-art video editing lab equipped with Mac workstations and Avid, Protools, Adobe Creative Suite.

    • Live Oak Hall is home to the Texas State Film Equipment Room, also known as the “Film Den” featuring video, audio, and production equipment available for check out to any student currently enrolled in a Film Production course.

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