Department of Music, Theatre and Dance

Other Facilities

For active Music, Theatre and Dance students only

Our studio spaces are learning environments for our students.

Acker 204/ARTS 108

Dance Hall Art & Humanities Building

These are our larger dance/rehearsal studio spaces, housed across the campus in the athletics building and in the new Humanities and Arts Building. The studio is a huge, open space, well fitted with ballet barres, a wall of mirrors, flexible seating arrangements and set/prop storage, which allow for classroom use as well as workshop productions.

The space is where our dance technique, choreography, and dance production classes are taught as well as many of our acting classes. We also use this versatile space in the evenings for rehearsals of many of our productions, including Chico Dance Theatre and the big spring musical.

Band Rehearsal Hall

student playing drums

The Band Rehearsal Hall is located at PAC 132 on the Chico State campus.

Costume Shop

Mardi Gras performer

The Theatre Arts Department's costume shop is fully equipped with separate cutting, dying, washing/drying, ironing, sewing/serging, and hand stitching areas. There are also separate fitting and storage areas available.


Makeup & Dressing Rooms

 woman wearing a red mask

The lower level of the Performing Arts Center, in addition to the small dance/rehearsal studio, contains ample storage space for sets, props and lighting equipment plus a large make-up studio and women’s and men’s dressing rooms.

Scene Shop

stage background of blue pink and purple

The Theatre Arts Department has a full scale scene shop with painting and welding facilities and a large construction area that is directly connected to the Harlen Adams Theatre.