About CSUB Theatre
The CSUB Theatre Department produces its shows in the Frances B. Doré Theatre. There are two performance spaces: a proscenium stage and a black box theatre.
The Doré Theatre, named after Frances B. Doré, was dedicated in May 1979. Its continental seating can accommodate 495 patrons which includes room for wheelchair placement. The stage area is approximately 32 feet wide and 34 feet deep. It has a 48-foot proscenium and is equipped with a 24-line fly system and an orchestra pit on a hydraulic elevator. A black drape or a natural muslin sky drop are available for backdrops. There is a computerized lighting and sound system as well as an assistive listening system. In addition to serving as the primary venue for Theatre and Music Department events, the Doré is available for rental on selected dates by outside groups. For information contact Karen Mendenhall-Gregory at (661) 654-3093 or < email@example.com >
The Doré Arena Theatre is a flexible, black box space used as a theatre classroom and for intimate performances. It is the venue for our Theatre for Young Audiences performances, senior projects, and one main season play each year. The space has a fixed grid lighting system and can be configured for theatre-in-the-round, proscenium, thrust or other formats and may seat up to 85 audience members. Since it serves as a classroom throughout the year, it is not normally available for rental.
In addition, the theatre building has a Design Studio, a Costume Shop, a Scene Shop, an Acting Studio (an additional classroom space), and the Jack Albertson Room (equipped with a kitchen, it is used for receptions, lectures, and meetings.)