Facilities

Performance Venues

We have two main performance spaces at USF: Presentation Theater, in the School of Education Building, and Studio Theater on Lone Mountain. Other performance spaces one might find live dance, music, and theater on campus include: Thacher Gallery in Gleeson Library, Gleeson Plaza, Kalmanovitz Amphitheater, Lone Mountain's Handlery Room (LM100), Xavier Chapel in Fromm Hall, and St. Ignatius Church.

Performance Opportunities

Classroom Spaces

Smaller performances, workshops, and informal showings frequently occur in classroom spaces around campus, including: the Kathi Gallagher Dance Studio in Koret Rec Center; School of Education room 040, Lone Mountain room 151, and Masonic Building room 122.

Masonic practice rooms (MA 111 & 112)

Description
small, single room, fits 4-5 people.

Hours
Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Weekends 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Access only by swipe-card keylock. Music students can schedule up to 4 hours each week by coming to the Performing Arts office (MA 201) on Fridays between 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Any unbooked time may be used but is not guaranteed nor secure. Reservations must be made in person.

Amenities
acoustic upright piano, 5 chairs, music stands, table, mirror.

Contact
Come to the PA offices (281 Masonic, suite 201) on Friday and speak to Claire, Performing Arts Department Program Assistant to sign the Practice Room Use Policy contract and get your id activated

Practice Room Use Policy

UC's 4th floor "Music Room"

Description
small, glass-encased single room, Fits 4-5 people. Some sound bleed.

Hours
Access only by swipe-card keylock [space controlled by SLE]; same hours of use as all other meeting times in UC

Amenities
electric weighted keyboard and chair and music stand.

Contact
Contact Voices Choir President (voices@usfca.edu) to schedule an orientation and get your id activated

ED 040

Description
Large open area with sprung floors (good for dancing) and can be used to rehearse ensembles as well as individual practice. Can fit up to 30 people.

Hours
You can schedule up to 4 hours each week by coming to the PA office (MA 201) on Fridays between 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Reservations must be made in person with Ellen. The reservation calendar is posted on the bulletin board near ED040, and any unbooked time may be used but is not guaranteed nor secure.

Description
acoustic upright piano. 35 movable chairs and a few tables; music stand; also has whiteboards.

Contact
Come to the PA offices (281 Masonic, suite 201) on Friday and speak to Claire, Performing Arts Department Program Assistant

MA 122

Description
A classroom on the first floor of the Masonic building.

Hours
dead hour, weekends, or evenings - whenever a class is not in session in the room.

Amenities
Acoustic upright piano; 20 movable chairs and tables; whiteboard with staff lines; transparency projector and screen

Contact
N/A: users take over the room whenever it is empty, first-come, first-served basis

LM 151

Description
A classroom on the first floor of Lone Mountain building

Hours
dead hour, weekends, or evenings--whenever a class is not in session in the room.

Amenities
Acoustic upright piano; 30 movable chairs; white board with staff lines

Contact
N/A: users take over the room whenever it is empty, first-come, first-served basis

KG Dance Studio

Description
Large open room can fit up to 30 dancers

Hours
Varies--this room is often reserved for dance classes, but PASJ majors and dance minors may be able to arrange rehearsals. Usually limited to prearranged events/concerts and the associated rehearsals for those concerts.

Amenities
Sprung wood floor. Mirrors against one wall. A grand piano in the back, and sound system in the classroom to play pre-recorded music.

Contact
Contact dance program coordinator for reserving the space

MA 202

Description
small, single room, fits up to 4 people

Hours
Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Access only by reservation for PASJ majors or Music minors. Any unbooked time may be used but is not guaranteed

Amenities
electric weighted keyboard and chairs/music stands

Contact
Come to the PA offices (281 masonic, suite 201) on Friday and speak to Claire, Performing Arts Department Program Assistant

Presentation Theater

Description
400-seat proscenium stage theater

Hours
Limited to pre-arranged events/concerts and the associated rehearsals for those concerts

Amenities

  • Electric piano [may be used by student groups in their productions]
  • Concert Grand Piano [can only be used for USF's Music Program Concerts]

Contact
David Pangaro, Presentation Theater Director [his office is in the basement of the School of Ed building]

Studio Theater on Lone Mountain

Description
100-seat black-box theater

Hours
Limited to pre-arranged event/concerts and the associated rehearsals for those concerts. Priority for space use limited to PASJ and Music Program student and faculty performances

Amenities
upright piano. Theater has monitors, mics and amps, as well as a screen for projecting and choral risers

Contact
Gabe Maxson, Performing Arts Production Manager. MA201.

Gleeson Plaza

Description
Outdoor space in the middle of main campus

Hours
Dead hour, and evenings after classes/study hours have ended. Campus Security won't permit any activity there past 11:00 p.m.

Amenities
a small elevated space serves as a "stage"; but central location and high visibility

Contact
Contact Events Scheduling to reserve the space

Kalmanovitz Amphitheater

Description
Outdoor space located right in front of K-Hall's main entrance

Hours
Dead hour, and evenings after classes/study hours have ended. Campus Security won't permit any activity there past 11 p.m.

Amenities
small stage at the bottom of the amphitheater can hold a small combo or solo performers; capable of carrying acoustic sound quite a long distance with clarity

Contact
Contact Events Scheduling to reserve the space