Keller Theatre, Lenfest Hall

The Keller Theatre is a 415-seat proscenium theatre. The proscenium opening is 40' wide by 24' tall. The stage area behind the curtain is 30' deep by 77' wide. Equipped with state-of-the-art sound and lighting, full fly tower with slip weight counterweight rigging, trapped stage floor, and an orchestra pit elevator, the Keller boasts an impressive stage house capable of handling most performances.


Johnson Theatre, Lenfest Hall

The Johnson Theatre is a 170-seat black box theatre. The proscenium opening is 40' wide by 24' tall. The stage area is 50' deep by 58' wide. Equipped with audience seating that can be set up in multiple configurations providing students the opportunity to work in arena, alley, thrust, and other dynamic set ups.

Dance Studio

The dance studio is located at 109 South Jefferson Street, the former print shop for the Lexington News-Gazette. Dance continues to grow at W&L, and now includes a dance minor. It has won prestigious awards for "outstanding creative works" from the American College Dance Festival and has received national attention for its work in aerial dance. The building's structure has enabled it to be rigged for aerial dance, making silk ropes, harnesses and bungees available to the dancers at any time. A special sprung floor has been installed to make it safer for dancers to move on and jump repetitively without being hurt. Double-sided mirrors can be used to split the room in half so that two dance classes can be held at the same time.

Costume Shop

The Costume Shop is located in the basement of the Lenfest Center directly across the hall from the dressing rooms. It is fully equipped for alterations and full construction in sewing and costume crafts. The Department of Theater buys, rents, builds and utilizes stock items from their collection to satisfy the needs of productions.

Design Lab

The Design Lab is the laboratory classroom for the design production courses the department offers. The lab is equipped with 3D Printers, 3D Scanners, computer workstations for digital audio and video mixing, and a large format printer.  

Dressing Rooms

The theaters are serviced by two large choral dressing rooms each capable of holding 15 people. The dressing rooms are equipped with bathrooms and showers.

Scene Shop

The Scene Shop is the laboratory classroom for the technical production courses the department offers. Scenery and properties for all the department shows are built and painted here. The shop is well equipped with tools for working in wood, metal, plastics, foam, and is outfitted to allow for the safe and efficient construction of scenery.  The scene shop is directly connected to both the Keller and Johnson Theatres.