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Michelson Theater

Rendering of new Michelson theater at night

The 55-year-old Little Center/Michelson Theater is undergoing a dramatic transformation, with a design that re-energizes and reimagines Clark’s premiere performance space.

Front rendering of Michelson Theater

Accessibility for All

The new entrance from Charlotte Street will provide ready access to enhanced accessibility options, including an elevator connecting to second-floor studios, balcony seats, and faculty offices.

Michelson Theater lobby rendering

Riccardo & Spencer Lobby

Clark Trustee Vickie Riccardo, P ’17, and her husband Don Spencer pledged $2 million toward the creation of the Riccardo & Spencer Lobby, a vibrant space that will also function as an art gallery and intimate performance venue, opening to an outside patio.

Ground floor view of Black box Theater rendering

Flexible Space for Performances

The Black Box Theater features a flexible seating arrangement. Movable seats and risers will accommodate all types of student performances and productions.

Balcony view of Black Box Theater rendering

Optimized Viewing Experience

In conjunction with tiered seating, state-of-the-art theatrical lighting and audio systems will ensure there is never a bad seat in the house.

Department of Visual and Performing Arts