plaza theatres entranceThe BCA campus is home to six performance venues. All theaters, lobbies, public restrooms and the box office are handicap accessible. For tickets and showtimes of any upcoming performances at the BCA Plaza Theatres or the Calderwood Pavilion, please visit

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Plaza Black Box Theatre

black box theatre• A traditional black box space measuring approximately 1150 sq. feet
• Flexible space with reconfigurable seating risers
• Capacity of 90 audience members
• One tech booth and one dressing room
• Heated and air-conditioned






BCA Plaza Theatre

plaza theatre• A three-quarter thrust configuration with fixed seating and raised audience risers
• Capacity of 142 audience members
• Unique shape, with approximately 675 sq. feet of stage space and 750 sq. feet of backstage space
• One tech booth, two dressing rooms, one green room and a private bathroom
• Heated and air-conditioned





Rehearsal Hall A & Deane Rehearsal Hall (in the Calderwood Pavilion)

hall a 3• Flexible performance, rehearsal and event spaces in the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, measuring 1,675 sq. feet
• Capacity of 49-100, depending on set-up
• Sprung floor and mirror wall for dance rehearsal
• Heated and air-conditioned






Virginia Wimberly Theatre (in the Calderwood Pavilion)

wimberley• A state-of-the-art proscenium theatre ideal for performances, concerts, and dance presentations
• Audience capacity of 372, with luxurious seating split between orchestra and mezzanine levels
• Proscenium Width: 32´; Proscenium Height: 22´; Stage Depth from Apron: 35´; Stage Left to Right: 67´
• Fly system: 42+ 1,200 lb. Capacity linesets with maximum out trim of 28´
• Two tech booths, backstage green room, dressing rooms, and bathrooms
• Equipped with a FM hearing enhancement system
• Equipped for Audio Described performances
• Heated and air-conditioned
• Elevator access to the mezzanine; wheelchair accessible seating


The Nancy and Edward Roberts Studio Theatre (in the Calderwood Pavilion)

• An intimate, flexible, state-of-the-art black box space measuring 2,490 sq. feet
• Audience capacity of 157–250 available, depending upon seating configuration
• One tech booth, backstage green room, dressing rooms, and bathrooms
• Equipped with a FM hearing enhancement system.
• Equipped for Audio Described performances.
• Heated and air-conditioned

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The BCA Theatre Rental Program provides theatre rentals for 10 to 15 theatre companies each year. Our theatres are generally rented to not-for-profit companies on a weekly basis. Rentals of less than one week will be considered on a case by case basis.

Additional helpful points you’ll want to note:

  • Rentals in the BCA Plaza and Plaza Black Box Theatres begin and end on Sundays, with 24-hour access to the space after load-in. Rentals in N. Martin Hall begin on Mondays and end on Sundays, with hours of use restricted to building schedules determined by Calderwood Pavilion Staff.
  • All theatres, lobbies and the public restrooms are wheelchair accessible.
  • The BCA provides a House Manager for the BCA Plaza Theatre and the Plaza Black Box Theatre. The House Manager is present for all public events and manages all volunteer ushers. No technical staff is provided – all other staffing is the responsibility of the producer.
  • N. Martin Hall producers will need to provide a House Manager for their public performances.
  • (BTS) provides full box office support to all artists and performing arts groups using these spaces.  Details about all box office services will be included with your contract.  More information can be found at


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