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Theatre Facilities

EOU’s performing arts spaces are located in Loso Hall. The building houses the campus’ main performance venue, McKenzie Theater, as well as the small Schwarz Theater and accompanying facilities for make-up, rehearsal, costume construction and set building.

Schwarz Theater recently received a “black box” makeover with matte black treatment for the floor, ceiling and walls. The space now has movable chairs and risers that can be adjusted to suit each performance. The biggest news in this theater, though, is a built-in rotating stage. EOU is one of the only college campuses in the West to install this highly adaptable feature.
Backstage in the McKenzie Theater, decades-old rigging has received a 21st century overhaul. Touchscreen controls, an automated fire safety mechanism, emergency rope stops, and seven engine-driven rigging sets allow student stagehands to get a professional grade experience. Plus, a permanently mounted projector and screen connect with giant ray speakers turn McKenzie Theater into the county’s newest movie venue. “The touchscreen controls backstage, in the booth and on the catwalk allow students to experience the best of what the industry has to offer.”