Aycock Auditorium (renovated and reopened in Summer/Fall of 2008), seats 1642 people and is used for musical productions, operas, symphonies, ensembles, Performing Arts Series, Faculty and Guest Dance performances, and various other performing arts events. Aycock Auditorium is located on the corner of Spring Garden and Tate Street. Aycock Auditorium is handicapped accessible and also features hearing-assistance listening devices.
The 350-seat Recital Hall is the primary performance space in the Music Building. More details to come.
The 130-seat Organ Recital Hall provides an intimate atmosphere featuring a stunning 35-rank pipe organ made by the Andover Organ Company of Massachusetts. More details to come.
The Brown Building Theatre
Beautifully renovated and reopened in January 2008, the Brown Building Theatre seats 140 people in an intimate and flexible performance space. This space is also the "home" of UNCG Theatre Student Workshops every Monday at 4 pm (students gather to participate and view student produced short scenes and one acts). Annually, UNCG Theatre, North Carolina Theatre for Young People, and THTR 232 productions are staged in Brown, which is also used as a studio classroom (for acting, directing, and oral interpretation classes) and when not in production mode is the location for the weekly Performance area Workshop of student-driven work. The Brown Building Theatre, formerly known as the Hart Recital Hall, is located on the first floor of the Brown Building, 402 Tate Street.
The Brown Building Theatre is handicapped accessible.
Built in 1967, Taylor Theatre is a 450-seat proscenium space with a proscenium 18 feet high and with an adjustable width ranging from 35 to 58 feet. The theatre includes an orchestra pit capable of accommodating 25 musicians and a fly and rigging system. The house features continental seating (no center aisle, with long, crescent-shaped rows allowing intimate viewing opportunities from all areas despite the theatre’s size). A hallway near the makeup room connects Taylor to the basement level of Aycock Auditorium, which has some storage space for department lighting equipment. The fall North Carolina Theatre for Young People production is staged in Taylor, as is at least one play during the spring semester – and frequently the department’s collaboration on a fully-staged opera with the Music Performance area. Taylor Theatre is handicapped accessible with a newly installed (2009) external wheelchair lift and also features hearing-assistance listening devices.
Many Dance events are held in the HHP Building and include performances choreographed and performed by students, faculty, and visiting companies. The Department is proud to have its own Dance Theater, in which 10-15 concert programs are produced each year. Each fall, the department hosts the opening performances of the North Carolina Dance Festival, started by UNCG faculty, which tours the state of North Carolina with a broad range of modern dance created by NC artists.