Venues

The UB Center for the Arts offers ideal and flexible settings for a variety of events and performances, and can accommodate groups from 20 to over 1780. From the intimate Black Box to the large scale Mainstage Theatre, there is a space for everyone. 

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To request a technical packet for one of our theatrical venues, please contact ubcfaproduction@buffalo.edu.

Atrium

A spectacular two-story Atrium Lobby, topped by a vaulted skylight, establishes a dramatic first impression for visitors to the Center for the Arts. It can accommodate a standing reception for up to 800 people, or seat 400 for an elegant dinner. The skylight and glass walls make the Atrium a room with a view of the sky above or Lake LaSalle beyond. At night, our LED lighting system creates a memorable atmosphere.

Mainstage Theatre

The Center's 1,748-seat Mainstage is the largest of our four theatres. It is unique not only for its outstanding facilities, but also for the niche it fills in existing area performance space.  Our theatre is ideal for national touring concerts, comedians, dance, theatrical productions, presentations and more.

Drama Theatre

The 380-seat Drama Theatre is an intimate space ideal for plays, musicals, dance, and presentations. With an adjustable-width proscenium, 40 line-sets, a fully trapped stage, and an orchestra pit for 40 musicians. It's an ideal setting for creating synergy between audience and performer. Each seat offers a spectacular view

Black Box Theatre

For those who aspire to a create-it-yourself aesthetic, the Black Box Theatre allows just that. This theatre can accommodate up to 120 seats in any configuration, providing flexible space for avant-garde productions, experimental theatre, music, and multimedia productions. It is also suitable for luncheon, dinner events; and receptions.

Screening Room

The 210-seat Screening Room is suitable for digital screenings and film festivals, as well as video art productions, speakers and panel discussions, poetry readings, and press conferences. The recently updated projection system is 1080p HD capable for computer and Blu-Ray projection, with 7.1 surround sound

Support Spaces

The interior of a UBCFA dressing room.
Dressing Rooms

We have seven dressing rooms and 63 stations located at stage level that are able to accommodate up to 69 persons. All rooms have tables, chairs, mirrors, toilet and shower facilities and sinks.

A view inside a UBCFA wardrobe with three mirrors.
Wardrobe

In addition to having a full costume shop and craft room, the UBCFA has a laundry room with washer/dryers, ironing board, iron, sewing machine and steamers.

A student fabricates a set piece in the scene shop.
Scene Shop

The shop has fabricated sets for every size production from small student productions to national tours and everything in between.

Conference room Center Suite.
Center Suite

Our suite can sit up to 20, and is the ideal meeting or VIP meet and greet space. This green room space also has a small kitchen.