2016-17 catalog

Libraries and Educational Resources

Facilities for the Arts

Goodhart Hall houses the Dance and Theater Programs and the Office of the Arts and services as the College’s main venue for theater and dance. Performance spaces in Goodhart include the 512-seat McPherson Auditorium, which has state-of-the art lighting and sound systems; the Katharine Hepburn Teaching Theater, a flexible black-box-style space with theatrical lighting and sound capabilities; the Music Room, equipped with a small stage and two pianos and used for ensemble rehearsals, chamber-music recitals, and the Creative Writing Reading Series; and the Common Room, an intimate, carpeted space. Students may also reserve time in the four practice rooms in Goodhart, three of which are furnished with grand pianos.

The M. Carey Thomas Great Hall provides a large space for classical music concerts, lectures and readings, while the adjacent Cloisters, Carpenter Library roof, and Taft Garden are popular outdoor performance spaces. The former Rhoads Dining Hall is appropriate for parties, DJ events, and smaller- to medium-scale concerts.

The Pembroke and Denbigh dance studios are home to most smaller-to-medium-scale dance performance activities. Both have large windows, ballet bars, mirrors and theatrical lighting capabilities.

Wyndham Alumnae House’s Ely Room and English House host creative writing classes, workshops, and readings.

Arnecliffe Studio plays host to the visual arts, as well as many student-organized workshops, readings and performances. The Rockefeller Hall drafting studios are devoted to architectural studies and theater design.

Students interested in learning more about art spaces and venues on campus should visit www.brynmawr.edu/arts/art-spaces/.