There is another theatre at Chico Statethe Ruth Rowland Taylor Recital Hall, located in the Performing Arts Center.
If you attended any of the performances in Taylor Recital Hall recently, you sat in squeaky, wooden chairs in a bland room with tile floors and a scruffy old stage.
But no more. As of this month, the Ruth Rowland Recital Hall has a new image. The facility has been given a complete facelift. The two hundred year old chairs have been replaced with comfortable, padded theatre-style chairs. The walls have been repainted in bold colors and the floors have been replaced.
New curtains dress the stage, the sound system is updated and reinforced, and the lighting system has been overhauled. The result is that the new space is as inviting to the performers as it is to the audience.
"This update is long overdue," said Brooks Thorlaksson, associate dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. "We wanted to make Taylor Recital Hall more suitable for performances."
The hall was named in 1981 after Ruth Rowland Taylor, head of the Music Department and a professor at Chico State from 1932 until 1955.
Daran Marx Finney, University Public Events