Built in 1967, Taylor Theatre is a 450-seat proscenium space with a proscenium 18 feet high and an adjustable width ranging from 35-58 feet. The theatre includes an orchestra pit capable of accommodating 25 musicians and a fly and rigging system. The house features continental seating (no center aisle, with long, crescent-shaped rows allowing intimate viewing opportunities from all areas despite the theatre’s size). A hallway near the makeup room connects Taylor to the basement level of UNCG Auditorium, which has storage space for department lighting equipment. The Fall semester North Carolina Theatre for Young People production is staged in Taylor, as is at least one play during the Spring semester – and frequently the department’s collaboration on a fully-staged opera with the Music Performance area. Taylor Theatre is handicapped-accessible, with an external wheelchair lift and hearing-assistance listening devices.
The Pam and David Sprinkle Theater
Beautifully renovated and reopened in January 2008, the Pam and David Sprinkle Theater seats 140 people in an intimate and flexible performance space. The space is used as a studio classroom for acting and directing. When not in production mode, the Sprinkle is the location for weekly Performance-area workshops of student-driven work. The Pam and David Sprinkle Theater, is located on the first floor of the Brown Building, 402 Tate Street. The Brown Building Theatre is handicapped-accessible.
The UNCG Auditorium, renovated and reopened in 2008, seats 1642 people, and is used for musical productions, operas, symphonies, ensembles, Performing Arts Series, faculty and guest Dance performances, and various other performing arts events. UNCG Auditorium is located on the corner of Spring Garden and Tate Street. UNCG Auditorium is handicapped-accessible and features hearing-assistance listening devices.