Theatre students have a variety of work and performance spaces at the University of Idaho. Students gain experience working with state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems. Our largest venue, the Hartung Theater, also has fully-equipped shops for scenic and costume construction.
The 417-seat Hartung Theater, built in 1973, is an intimate space in which to experience theatre. It is one of two main stages for academic productions, as well as being the home of Idaho Repertory Theatre
, UI's resident professional summer theatre company.
- A semi-thrust proscenium stage which is trapped and features an orchestra pit
- Two backstage and two vomitory entrances
- ETC dimmer /circuit digital lighting and an inventory of 200 lighting fixtures and 6 intelligent lighting fixtures controlled by a Whole Hog IPC.
- Digital sound system controlled by a Yamaha OM1-V
- Five over house catwalks, stage right & stage left cheek positions, 3 over stage electrics, and far upstage cyclorama and strip light lighting positions
- Newly renovated counterweight fly system
Backstage includes fully-equipped shops for both set and costume construction, prop storage, dressing rooms and makeup studios. The front-of-house features two small galleries for display of production designs and a spacious lobby that functions as an art gallery during production runs.
The Kiva Theater is a 120-seat multi-configurable space located off the second floor of the University of Idaho Education Building.
- ETC dimmer / circuit lighting system with an Expression 3 controller
- Separate lighting inventory from the Hartung Theater including Source Four Junior Zooms
- Digital sound system utilizing a Mackie board and Meyer Sound System
The Arena Theater
The Arena Theater is a 50-seat performance studio used to showcase student work in a black box setting.
Shoup Hall is the department's home
base. It houses all faculty and administrative offices as well as performance/rehearsal studios, design labs, graduate offices and a student lounge. Located on the corner of Sixth and Rayburn streets, it's minutes from the Hartung Theater.
UI Department of Theatre Arts rents the Hartung and Kiva theaters to campus and community entities as well as students. View pricing details here.
For more information or to schedule a rental, contact