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P203: Use of the Staller Center for the Arts

Issued by:
Office of the Provost
Policy 7, September 1979
February, 1990
April, 2009

The Staller Center for the Arts is a multi-purpose facility, housing three departments with supporting offices, classrooms and practice studios. The performance facilities incorporated into the Center include an 1,100 seat Main Stage, a 380 seat Recital Hall, three "black-box" theatres and a 4,700 square-foot Art Gallery.

OfficeClassroom, and  Practice Space is under the direct control of the respective departments, each of which has established academic priorities for these rooms.

The  Main Stage programming is under direct control of the Staller Center. Its usage, in compliance with the mission of the Center, is subject to the feasibility determined by the Staller Center staff.

The  Recital Hall is scheduled by the Staller Center. Its function is to house the numerous degree-related recitals and rehearsals of the Music Department students. All non- music department requests are subject to the guidelines set up for the Main Stage.

Theatres I, II, III. These "black boxes" are used by the Department of Theatre Arts for performances, rehearsals, classroom teaching and scene construction and are under the direct control of the department. All non-theatre department requests are subject to the guidelines set up for the Main Stage.

The  Staller Center Art Gallery is under the control of the Director of the Art Gallery, who is a member of the Staller Center staff. The Director works with the Exhibitions Committee of the Department of Art to present professional-quality art exhibitions as well as the annual Senior Art Show, the Masters in Fine Art Exhibition and the Topics in Art Lectures that are presented to interpret the current exhibition.

Staller Center Lobby and  Outside Plaza are scheduled by the Staller Center and are on occasion used for receptions, rallies, etc., when not in conflict with scheduled performances and the academic missions of the academic departments. The plaza outside the Staller Center is not scheduled during academic hours.


Apart from requests made by the Departments of Art, Music and Theatre Arts, all requests for use of the Staller Center facilities by non-student groups must be made to the Office of Conferences and Special Events for screening and recommendation to the staff of the Center. Off-campus requests are given consideration only when they are in keeping with the mission of the Center and are in almost every case scheduled during intercessions. All requests from student organizations must go through the Office of Student Activities and are subject to the guidelines set up between that office and the Staller Center staff.


Student Activities Office

Student Activities Center, Suite 218

(631) 632-6206

Office of the Director of Operations

Room 2030A, Staller Center for the Arts

(631) 632-7234

Office of Conferences and Special Events

Charles B. Wang Center, Suite 302

(631) 632-6320