Sloan Performing Arts Center: fact sheet

Sloan Performing Arts Center: fact sheet

The 30,000-square-foot Sloan Performing Arts Center is named in honor of Thomas Sloan ’65, ’67 (MS) and Linda Sloan ’67, the building’s generous lead donors.


The Ed and Andy Smith Theater

A 3,500-square-foot black box theater funded by Ed Smith ’72 and Andy Lopata Smith ’72

1. Capacity for 214 people, seated
2. Steel catwalk systems (5) with an array of available power and audio-visual receptacles
3. State-of-the-art programmable LED theater lighting
4. An automatic retractable and mobile audience riser and audience seating system that can be reconfigured to any desired theatrical layout
5. Acoustical panels throughout the theater walls and ceiling
6. Adjustable visual and acoustical curtains to “tune” the space depending on the type of performance
7. Removable Marley dance floor
8. Numerous audio-visual ports at perimeter walls of theater
9. Supporting room storage for a new baby grand piano
10. Multiple wall “pass throughs” for audio-visual cabling and other theater enhancements such as water hoses
11. Numerous theatrical curtains and systems
12. Two light and sound locks (vestibules)

The Brian F. Prince Atrium

Funded by Brian F. Prince ’86, ’88S (MBA)

1. The Leibner Box Office, funded by Richard A. Leibner ’59 and Carole Cooper Leibner
2. The Mittelman Family Café, funded by Drew Mittelman ’68 and Maureen Adduci
3. Large format LCD screen
4. Large combination passenger/freight elevator
5. Large gallery space

Back of house/actors’ alley

1. Access to/from scene shop and black box theater through oversized doors, movement of large set constructions
2. Janitors’ closet that allows use by actors for possible safe water use as part of set
3. Wide corridor for back of house actors and prop movement activity


Perlberg Green Room

Funded by Diane Waldgeir Perlberg ’77 and Mark C. Perlberg ’78

1. Upper and lower cabinets and sink
2. Refrigerator
3. Two large format LCD displays
4. Tables and chairs for gathering

Costume shop

1. Mannequins (3)
2. State of the art photography set up with curtains, mirror, and lighting
3. New sewing machines and tables
4. Dedicated LCD display
5. A pin-up wall
6. Pull-down power outlets
7. Cutting tables

Prop shop/prop storage

1. Chop block for assembly
2. Additional steel mobile assembly/worktables
3. High density prop storage shelving
4. Ceiling-mounted power chord reels

Prop kitchen

1. Refrigerator
2. Stove/oven
3. Upper and lower storage cabinets

Conditioning lab

1. Wall of mirrors and dance bar
2. Built-up floor
3. Conditioning equipment:
A. Pilates
B. Stationary bike
C. Conditioning weights

Dressing rooms (2)

1. Lockers
2. Dedicated all-gender bathroom
3. Shower area
4. Changing area
5. State-of-the-art of the makeup counter and seating with makeup lighting

Laundry and dye room

1. Multiple washing and drying machines
2. One state-of-the-art dye vat
3. Dedicated dye dryer
4. Sink

Catering kitchen

1. Direct elevator access from kitchen to lobby/gallery
2. Sink, counter, and upper and lower cabinets

Music and theater storage rooms


The Leibner Production Office

This theater office is funded by Richard A. Leibner ’59 and Carole Cooper Leibner

Mezzanine platform

1. Ample area for special performers and special performance access
2. Removable panels for special performance access
3. Ship-style ladder to catwalk system
4. Ship-style ladder to 1st floor light/sound lock
5. Audio-visual connections

Control room

1. State-of-the-art control room with control panels and lighting
2. Acoustically treated glass control room walls

Student AV tech room

1. Plotter
2. Printer
3. Counter with dedicated computer terminals with theater design software
4. Viewing room

AV room

Brains of the performance facility: AV racks and connections to all performance areas and audio-visual connections throughout the facility


1. Dedicated wet mechanical room
2. Dedicated IT room
3. Cell coverage booster throughout
4. WiFi access throughout
5. House audio throughout facility
6. Touch panels throughout performance spaces to control set lighting and audio
7. Lower-level public restrooms with an all-gender facility
8. Lower lobby with large format LCD screen
9. Assistive listening system
10. Twenty thousand pounds of glass throughout the building

Read more about the Sloan Performing Arts Center and get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the 60-foot-long mosaic (pictured above) by artist Jay Yan.

Kristine Kappel Thompson, August 2021