A proscenium theatre constructed in 1960, Miller Auditorium is the only facility of its kind on campus. It is a multi-purpose space that is heavily booked by a variety of users throughout the University’s academic year. The Miller stage is 33’0” deep and 70’0” wide with a 13’0” high by 45’0” wide proscenium. Seating is continental accommodating 892 people.
For more information, please read our technical rider available on line or contact Miller Auditorium's technical director and facilities manager Michael Boone.
The scene shop in Miller Auditorium is a well equipped 1540 square foot room that opens directly onto the stage. Access to the stage is through two large sliding doors opening upstage center. The shop is equipped with modern woodworking tools including a 10” Delta table saw, 16” Rockwell radial arm saw, 12” Dewalt compound miter saw, Delta band saw, and a full compliment of cordless drills and hand held tools. The Theatre Department owns a Lincoln MIG welder and does use steel scenery construction as called for.
Miller Auditorium has an 800 square foot design classroom used for teaching classes and for student design projects. The design room has 12 adjustable drafting tables with stools, a conference table for showing work, a seating area for class meetings, and a cable television with vcr for class use. The Design Studio is well lit by the wall of windows overlooking the campus.
The Costume shop is a well-equipped room with natural lighting used for teaching costuming classes and for creating costumes for theatre productions. It contains professional standard sewing machines, pressing equipment and dress forms including half-scale forms for the teaching of patterning and draping. An industrial upholstery sewing machine is used for costumes and props. A considerable inventory of costumes is partially housed in the costume shop as well as fabric storage, hats, accessories and makeup equipment. A dedicated computer, digitizer pad and printer are used by the faculty and students for the recording and manipulation of antique garment patterns.
Miller Aud. Drawings
Ground Plan PDF
Ground Plan Vectorworks v12.5