2017-18 Catalog

Libraries and Educational Resources

Facilities for the Arts

Goodhart Hall is home to the Dance and Bi-Co Theater program offices and serves as the main venue for their curricular performances and productions as well as the multidisciplinary Performing Arts Series. The Office for the Arts and Production Office are both housed in Goodhart and support curricular and student-run performance groups and administer the building’s performance spaces. Entrance to all Goodhart facilities are wheelchair accessible, including the 512-seat McPherson Auditorium, with 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 Bi-Co Music lessons, Bi-Co Chamber Music and Chamber Singers rehearsals and recitals, as well as the Bryn Mawr Reading Series presented by the Creative Writing Program; and the Common Room, an intimate, carpeted space used for Bi-Co Theater classes and student works. Goodhart also offers practice rooms and classrooms for music with a suite of grand and upright pianos and instrument storage areas for academic music studies, student-led instrumental ensembles, choirs and acapella groups, and casual instrumental practice.

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 small- to medium-scale student theatrical productions and concerts. The Marie Salant Neuberger Centennial Campus Center hosts films, spoken word events, and student club performances and tabling.

The Pembroke and Denbigh dance studios are home to Dance Program classes, workshops and events and most small-to-medium-scale dance performance activities. Each has large windows, ballet barres, mirrors and theatrical lighting and sound capabilities.

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

Arnecliffe Studio is administered by the student-run Bryn Mawr Art Club and offers arts and crafts workshops open to the Tri-Co community. The Rockefeller Hall drafting studios are devoted to architectural studies and theater set and costume design.

Students interested in learning more about art spaces and venues on campus may contact the Office for the Arts at 610-526-5210 or visit www.brynmawr.edu/arts.