Facilities

Facilities

The University Theatre at 222 York Street is Yale School of Drama’s center. It includes a proscenium theatre seating 654 which is shared with the undergraduate dramatic association. The University Theatre also houses the main administrative offices, several classrooms, and the scene, prop, and costume shops.

Yale Repertory Theatre is located in a distinctive historical building on the corner of Chapel and York Streets. Formerly the Calvary Baptist Church, the theatre contains a 491 seat auditorium facing a modified apron stage, and the Yale School of Drama/Yale Repertory Theatre box office.

The Iseman Theater in Holcombe T. Green, Jr. Hall, located at 1156 Chapel Street, contains a flexible performance space seating up to 200. This building also houses the Yale School of Art.

The School of Drama Annex, at 205 Park Street, houses the Design department, the Robertson Computer Lab, the Laurie Beechman Center for Theatrical Sound Design and Music, a lighting and sound lab, office of Theater Magazine, performance space, and several classrooms.

217 Park Street contains the Yale Cabaret as well as rehearsal rooms, classrooms, faculty offices, and the offices of Theater Magazine.

149 York Street is home to several key administrative offices, including registrar, admissions, business, and financial aid, as well as an extensive paint shop, rehearsal rooms, classrooms, and faculty offices. The Digital Media Center for the Arts is also housed in this building.

212 York Street is home to faculty offices of the Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism department.

305 Crown Street houses faculty offices, classrooms, and a media workshop for projection design.

The Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library at 180 York Street comprises the merged holdings of the former Art & Architecture and Drama Libraries, the Arts of the Book Collection, and the staff of the Visual Resources Collection, making it the primary collection for the study of art, architecture, and drama production at Yale. Currently, the drama collections have approximately 20,000 volumes, including plays by American, British, and international playwrights, books on the history of theatre, theatre architecture, dramatic criticism, costume and stage design, stage lighting and production, theatre management, biographies and related reference books. Non-book materials from the former Drama Library that document theatrical production through photographic prints, production books, scrapbooks, and ephemera are now part of the Arts Library Special Collections department. Highlights include the Rollo Peters Archive, the Rockefeller Theatrical Prints Collection, the Doolittle Collection of Japanese Theatre Prints, and the George Pierce Baker Collection. Yale School of Drama students are free to use the collections in the libraries of other graduate professional schools, the Sterling Memorial Library, the Bass Library and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

The Digital Media Center for the Arts at 149 York Street Street is a multimedia facility that was created to establish connections between traditional art and the digital age. The DMCA was conceived by and serves the several arts departments and institutions at Yale. Beyond providing classroom and laboratory facilities, the DMCA provides instruction and equipment that allow faculty and students in all arts disciplines to discover and create in the diverse fields of electronic media. Advanced technologies, staff expertise, and interdisciplinary approaches make the DMCA an ideal auxiliary for Yale’s arts community.