Rehearsal Spaces - MAC 232 & Sunderland Basement

Starting every week on Monday at 8:30 am, Theatre students can reserve space via email for the current week including the weekend.  Before sending a reservation request, please check availability of MAC 232 or Sunderland basement in the calendar below.

Submit your requests to Mirjam ( by 1:00 pm on Thursday.

For Friday – Sunday rehearsal needs that have not been scheduled in advance, use the sign-up sheets posted on the bulletin board next to MAC 232. The sheets go up Friday mid-morning.

You may sign up for one hour at a time. Students who prepare for their 500/700 projects may request 2-hour slots in Sunderland Basement only.

Please show up on time and vacate the room on time, leaving enough time clean-up at the end of your session. We expect that you leave the room in good condition and return furniture to the walls.



The Middlebury Theatre Department has two main performance spaces: the Seeler Studio Theatre in the Center for the Arts, and Wright Memorial Theatre. Theatre students also make frequent use of the Hepburn Zoo Theatre, a small student-run black-box theatre funded by Student Activities. Read more below, or download ground plans or light plots. (Mac files require Stuffit Expander version 5, available free from Aladdin Systems; PC files require WinZip or other unzipping utility.)


The Seeler Studio Theatre

The Seeler Studio Theatre is a modern black-box theatre with flexible seating for up to 165 audience members, a full catwalk system, and a fully-equipped shop adjacent to it. The lighting system is an ETC Expression board connected to 372 2.4 Kw dimmers.

View a 3D panorama of the Studio Theatre (requires QuickTime).

View the Studio Theatre's Lighting Instrument Inventory

Wright Memorial Theatre

Wright Memorial Theatre is a 350-seat proscenium theatre with a full fly system, lighting grid, and removable fore stage. It is adjacent to a fully equipped scene shop. The lighting system is an ETC Expression3 board capable of controlling moving lights connected to 191 2.4 Kw dimmers.

View the Wright Theatre's Lighting Instrument Inventory

Download a ground plan of Wright Theatre in VectorWorks 8 (for Mac) or DXF v.12 (for Mac or for PC) format.  


The Hepburn Zoo Theatre

Learn more about the Zoo here.  

Department of Theatre

Mahaney Arts Center
72 Porter Field Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753