The John S. Umble Center
The John S. Umble Center houses classroom and office spaces in addition to the theater, scene shop, costume shop and storage areas. Built in 1978, Umble Center’s theater features a semi-thrust stage which can be opened up to a pit for musicals and operas. The house seats 419 audience members, helping maintain a feeling of intimacy and audience-connection. The theater space boasts high-quality lighting and sound systems, having received a full-scale upgrade in 2001.