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Theatre Arts Facilities
The Department of Theatre Arts utilizese various facilities for programming, technical work and productions.
The major performance facility of Theatre Arts is the Burtness Theatre. Burtness Theatre is located on Centennial Drive, in the central campus, just across the street from the Campus Quad. The architectural style of the central campus includes classic to modern interpretations of the "collegiate Gothic" theme. The campus is admired for its spaciousness and beauty in all seasons, and particularly for its flowers in summer and fall.
Burtness Theatre sits near the beautiful English Coulee, and near the Celebrate Park, which features the Adelphi Fountain. This vista of the Coulee features access to walking paths, and recreational opportunities, and is one of the most photographed spots in eastern North Dakota.
Included in Burtness Theatre are a 365-seat proscenium theatre, a flexible seating laboratory theatre (shown to the right), and scenic and costume shops. While Burtness is nearly 40 years old, major equipment purchases in lighting and sound and other remodeling projects help maintain this theatre as one of the best in the region.
The main offices, classrooms and studios of the Department of Theatre Arts are located just West of Burtness Theatre in historic Chandler Hall. Chandler Hall is currently the oldest and most historic building on campus, and has a facinating history.
The building is named for Professor Emeritus Elwyn Chandler (1872-1946), who joined the UND faculty in 1899. The building was once home to laundry services, the art department, and was part of the power plant.
Chandler's facilities include: a dance studio, classroom and rehearsal spaces, a design studio and shops, a computer lab, and office and storage spaces.
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