Theatre Arts Building - Ace Morgan Theatre

Established
1956
Overview
An academic building that houses the department of Theatre, the Theatre box office, and a 200-seat theater.
History & Architecture
Designed by William Gehron and dedicated in 1956, the Theatre Arts Building houses the LeRoy “Ace” Morgan theatre, a 194-seat proscenium house, used for main stage and student productions. Ace was a drama student and member of the class of 1945 who was killed in World War II. The building was financed in part by contributions to his memorial fund. The theatre has been updated with state-of-the-art lighting and sound facilities Housed in the Theatre Arts Building are faculty offices and classrooms, one of which is a “smart” room used for seminars and design classes as well as for the theatre library with hundreds of play scripts and theatre texts. The building also contains the box office, and excellent construction and support facilities including: a fully-equipped 1800 square-foot scene shop; a welding, metal fabrication, cabinetry and fine props construction shop; a paint storage and preparation room with a two-story electric paint frame; a fully-stocked electrics shop; an extensive costume shop with separate cutting and pattern layout shops; and costume & prop storage facilities housing hundreds of props and costumes from every historical period.
Famed actor Hal Holbrook ’48 spoke at the original dedication of this building in 1956, paying tribute to his good friend and fellow Denison student, Leroy “Ace” Morgan, for whom the theatre is named.

What's Happening Here

Ace Morgan Theatre

The storied history of Ace Morgan Theatre

A look back a few of the stars that walked the Ace Morgan stage, and a look forward at the possibilities for new Eisner Center for Performing Arts.

via
Columbus Dispatch
YouTube Video (7izjOniGRRQ)

The Arts at Denison

For the majority of our students, the arts play an integral role not only in their college experience, but also in the rest of their lives.

Behind the Scenes

During Big Red Weekend, the Black Box Theatre in Burke saw the premiere of not just one production, but three.