About

The main hospital building is being renovated to include the University welcome center, reception venue and associated office and administrative space. The building will also house faculty offices and rehearsal space for Theatre and Dance, as well as museums dedicated to both University history and the history of mental health in Alabama.

The new Performing Arts Academic Center, which will connect to the restored Bryce Main, will be the grand centerpiece of this vibrant new nucleus of campus and ensure that our patrons will experience the highest level of performance in a setting of unparalleled beauty.

The powerful combination of world-class performance venues showcasing the exceptional talents of our students in the historic and pastoral setting of the Bryce property ensures that the Performing Arts Academic Center will be a marquee public space for the campus community as well as visitors. The Performing Arts Academic Center will become one of the most iconic and visited buildings on campus—bringing student artists, faculty mentors, arts lovers, community members and visitors together to explore the human condition through the arts in a remarkable, one-of-a-kind facility.

FACILITY DETAILS

The facility will include four performance theatres—a black box theatre with flexible seating for 175-275, a 350-seat proscenium style theatre, a 450-seat venue specifically designed for dance and a dance studio theatre with flexible space for rehearsals, recitals and smaller performances. These performance spaces will set the stage for an intimate artist-to-audience connection, elevating the experience for each patron.

All Theatre and Dance students in every area of performance and production will experience the immediate impact of this critical project. Performers, designers, directors, choreographers and theatre management students will finally have the space they need to create and collaborate in a new experiential learning environment that includes a rehearsal space, classrooms and production space.

With costume, scenery, production and lighting studios sized and equipped to match commercial studios, our design and technical students will experience a seamless transition into the professional world. Adjustable acoustics in the drama theatres and precisely engineered floors for dance will allow our faculty to train students in facilities equivalent to the ones in which they will be working as professionals.

The state-of-the-art equipped theatres will also allow our students to design for and perform in productions with multifaceted scenery, lighting and effects comparable to major regional theatres and Broadway.

Naming Opportunities

Performing Arts Academics Center

External Areas

ENTIRE PAAC FACILITY
$18,000,000

PLAZA
$1,500,000

COURTYARD B
$500,000

COURTYARD C
$500,000
Committed

 

STUDENT COURTYARD A
$250,000
Reserved

COLUMNS (20 AVAILABLE)
$100,000

First Floor

DRAMA THEATRE
$5,000,000
Reserved

DANCE THEATRE
$5,000,000

STUDIO THEATRE
$2,500,000

LOBBY
$2,500,000
Committed

 

DANCE STUDIO THEATRE
$2,000,000

SCENE STUDIO
$1,000,000

LARGE REHEARSAL - SOUTH
$1,000,000
Reserved

LARGE REHEARSAL - NORTH
$1,000,000

 

PAINT STUDIO
$350,000
Committed

DRAMA THEATRE GREEN ROOM
$250,000
Reserved

SOUND AND AUDIO LABORATORY
$250,000

DANCE THEATRE GREEN ROOM
$250,000

 

STUDIO THEATRE GREEN ROOM
$200,000

FACULTY DRESSING AND LOCKER ROOM (2 AVAILABLE)
$125,000

LARGE STUDIO THEATRE DRESSING ROOM (2 AVAILABLE)
$100,000

LARGE DRAMA THEATRE DRESSING ROOM (2 AVAILABLE)
$100,000

 

CORP MEN DRESSING ROOM (LARGE)
$100,000

CORP WOMEN DRESSING ROOM (LARGE)
$100,000

LARGE CORP SWING DRESSING ROOM (2 AVAILABLE)
$100,000

SMALL STUDIO THEATRE DRESSING ROOM (2 AVAILABLE)
$50,000

 

SMALL DRAMA THEATRE DRESSING ROOM (2 AVAILABLE)
$50,000

SMALL DANCE DRESSING ROOM (2 AVAILABLE)
$50,000

 

Second Floor

MEZZANINE
$1,500,000
Committed

Bryce Main Building

First Floor

WELCOME CENTER (ENTIRE FIRST FLOOR)
$5,000,000

WELCOME CENTER LOUNGE
$1,500,000

WELCOME CENTER THEATRE
$1,500,000

RECEPTION HALL
$500,000
Committed

 

LARGE GALLERY (ROTATING EXHIBIT WEST)
$250,000
Committed

GALLERY (EXHIBITION 1)
$150,000

GALLERY (EXHIBITION 2)
$150,000
Committed

PORCH
$150,000
Committed

 

STUDENT LOUNGE
$150,000
Committed

 

Second Floor

THE GRAND SALON (DONOR SUITE/PATRONS LOUNGE)
$2,000,000

THEATRE AND DANCE FACULTY SUITE
$1,000,000

GRAND HALL
$1,000,000
Committed

PIANO LAB
$100,000

 

FRONT PORCH
$100,000
Committed

SEMINAR
$50,000

STUDENT LOUNGE
$50,000

DANCE PROGRAM DIRECTOR OFFICE
$50,000
Committed

 

FACULTY OFFICES (20)
$25,000

 

Third Floor

THEATRE AND DANCE CREATIVE SUITE
$1,000,000

LARGE REHEARSAL
$500,000

REHEARSAL ROOM
$250,000
Reserved

PROJECTION/ LIGHT LAB
$250,000
Reserved

 

STUDIO THEATER REHEARSAL
$200,000

THEATER HISTORY
$100,000

SMALL REHEARSAL
$100,000

LOBBY (2 AVAILABLE)
$100,000

 

KINESIOLOGY
$75,000

STAGE DESIGN CLASSROOM
$75,000

STAGE CRAFT CLASSROOM
$75,000

THEATER AUTOMATION
$75,000

 

SMALL REHEARSAL ROOM (2 AVAILABLE)
$75,000

FRONT PORCH
$75,000

STAGE MANAGER OFFICE
$50,000

COMPUTER LAB
$50,000

 

RECORDING STUDIO
$50,000

STUDENT LOUNGE (2 AVAILABLE)
$50,000