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Visual and Performing Arts

Performance Facilities

ULM's Performance venues include the Emily-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall and the Brown Theatre Complex which houses three theatres under one roof: Brown Auditorium, Spyker Theatre, and Black Box Theater, an experimental studio theatre/classroom.

In addition to its performance venues, the School of Visual and Performing Arts includes a state-of-the-art digital design studio for costume design, sets and lighting.


photo of Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall

Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall

The Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall is a 284-seat performance venue, which boasts two 9’2’’ Fazioli concert grand pianos.


Stage view of Brown AuditoriumBrown Auditorium

Brown Auditorium is a 770 seat proscenium theatre. it includes a 470 sq. ft. hydraulic orchestra lift, a recently renovated 23-line fly system with motorized electrics.

A 108 channel ETC Insight computerized light board - dimmer per circuit capability for approximately 200 lighting instruments.

A state-of-the-art digital Soundcraft Spirit 324 Mixer Console with a stage manager's console for stage right and in the control booth assure in a high fidelity audio experience for theater patrons.

Stage view of Spyker Theatre
Spyker Theatre

Spyker (pronounced "speaker") Theatre is a 170 seat proscenium theatre, with a Dove StarPort Computerized lighting control - dimmer per circuit capability, with a state-of-the-art digital Soundcraft Spirit 324 Mixer Console for approximately 100 lighting instruments.

Sound and light control from booth position includes the stage manager's console on stage right and in the control booth.



Stage view of Black Box Theatre

Black Box Theatre

"Black Box" Theatre is an experimental theatre space with a seating capacity for 150 patrons.

Its versatile theatre space configuration and computerized lighting control can handle approximately 100 lighting instruments. There are four different areas available for stage manager's position.