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Profile Last Updated: October 03, 2008
Located at Grant McEwan College’s Centre for the Arts Campus, the John L. Haar Theatre is used mainly as a teaching space for the Theatre Production Program. Here, students learn aspects of the technical side of the theatre from Management to Lighting and Sound. The state of the art theatre, complete with a proscenium stage and high quality lighting and sound control equipment, is the perfect place to learn the trade! The theatre also serves as a performance space for the Music and Theatre Arts Programs, so students are acquainted to larger theatre performances. What an advantage for someone studying in the fields related to the performing arts!
Theatres Can’t Always Be Serious!!
While the theatre is mainly used as a teaching space, it is available for outside rentals. That means that your organization can rent the facility for events! From musical, theatrical and dance numbers, this state of the art facility has everything you could possibly want for your particular production. The theatre holds 349 seats (this includes seating for up to three wheelchair patrons). It also boasts a classy proscenium arch with an eight-foot apron in front of the main curtain. To bring life and sound to your special event, the stage is equipped with high quality lighting, dimming and control equipment and sound reinforcement. As well, a loading dock is available with good backstage access making it easy for performers and production technicians to load and unload large equipment, wardrobes and scenery.
Access to the Theatre: The main Theatre door is on the 155 Street side of the College. Wheelchair access is on the 156 Street side of the College.