Production Facilities

Costume Shops

Costume Shop

The costume shops, located in the Theatre and Production Studios (TAPS), include a main shop, where cutting and fitting is done, a millinery room, laundry and dying facilities, and a costume collection that exceeds a two-story warehouse-sized room. These shops are used as classrooms for graduate students and the undergraduate Theatre 160 costume crafts class, as well as for Pennsylvania Centre Stage productions. The costume shops and TAPS are located in the Academic Activities Building, which also houses the scene shops and light labs.

Scene Shops

Scene Shop

The Theatre Arts Production Studio (TAPS) features a large, state-of-the-art equipped scenic shop with adjacent properties shop and scenic paint studio. It is located in the Academic Activities Building.

Light Lab

Located at the Theatre and Production Studios (TAPS) in the Academic Activities Building, the Light Lab is a fully equipped facility for lighting design. Utilizing both historical and modern dimming sytems, the lab contains a CD80 dimmer pack and a working resistance "piano" board. The lab is available for designers to show "looks" to directors and check the color pallette during the design process, and it provides a functional classroom for lighting classes.

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Contact Us

Address: Penn State School of Theatre, 116 Theatre Building, University Park, PA 16802 USA.

Office: (814) 865 7586

Fax: (814) 865 5754

Tickets: (814) 863 0255