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Ryan Center for Musical Arts
Annie May Swift Hall
Alvina Krause Studio
PS Seminar Room
The Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center
Abbott Hall Black Box
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Alvina Krause Studio (Annie May Swift 103)

Black box theatre for the Department of Performance Studies. Chairs can be arranged in any audience arrangement.  ETC element lightboard with 40 lighting instruments, multidirectional sound system with 4 speakers, standard classroom AV system with an HD projector and lower-able screen, technical booth and production closet, in which faculty and students can store limited props/class materials and performers can store props/scenic elements 

View the Krause Studio Calendar (AMS103)

Performance Studies Seminar Room (Annie May Swift 110)

Seminar room for the department of Performance Studies. With movable tables the room seats about 12 people. The room also features a large tv monitor for presentation display. Dwight Conquergood’s library is also featured in the room.

View the Seminar Room Calendar (AMS110)

Performance Studies Graduate Lounge (Louis Hall 225)

Space available for Performance Studies graduate students to study and meet. The lounge is equipped with a printer. 

Ryan Center for Musical Arts

The Ryan Center, on the southern end of Northwestern’s campus, houses the Bienen School of Music’s rehearsal, performance, classroom, and administrative spaces, and the School of Communication Dean’s office staff, as well as the administration for the Department of Theatre, the Department of Performance Studies, and the Dance Program. The show-stopping lobby views have attracted visitors from all over campus and the surrounding community, and its certified LEED Gold status ensures a healthy, green, and productive space for both schools to thrive.

The Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center

The Northwestern University Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts exists as an operational and administration component of the Northwestern University School of Communication with the specific charge of producing, managing, funding and administering the performing arts productions of the School of Communication, Department of Theatre and Department of Performance Studies, including programmatic responsibility for theatremusic theatre and dance.

Abbott Hall (Chicago Campus)

The School of Communication’s Chicago campus home is in Abbott Hall on scenic Lake Shore Drive. It includes our Center for Communication and Health, which houses the graduate program in Health Communication; communication sciences and disorders clinical and research space; and the Black Arts Consortium. Abbott Hall is also home to the Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for Performing and Media Arts in Chicago. The recently completed 24,000 square foot center will serve as the creative hub for the school’s suite of MFA and professional programs in acting, stage design, directing, sound arts and industries, documentary media, and writing for screen and stage. The state-of-the-art facility is designed for a unique combination of performance and instruction and includes multiuse black box spaces (with one equipped for film screenings), a lobby and gallery space, teaching studios, a computer lab, a design studio, a green room, and administrative offices.

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