Eastern Connecticut State University — Fine Arts Instructional Center, Willimantic, CT


The students of Eastern Connecticut State University have settled in and been enjoying their new state-of-the-art Fine Arts Instructional Center.
This new facility includes three floors of varying performing art spaces:

First Floor:

  • 400-seat Concert Hall
  • 254-seat Proscenium Theatre
  • 125-seat Black Box theatre
  • A new art gallery will feature guest, faculty, and student art exhibitions
  • An instrument rehearsal room seats up to 80 musicians
  • A choral rehearsal room seats up to 80 students
  • A ceramics studio and sculpture studio provide space and equipment for visual arts students concentrating
  • in those areas
  • A theatre design classroom and scene shop will support theatrical performances

Second Floor:

  • Offices for the performing arts department.
  • Two performance labs to support dance, movement, and theatrical instruction.
  • Piano lab for 12 students with one dozen pianos
  • A performance technology lab
  • A printmaking and papermaking studio
  • A costume shop and costume storage
  • Support spaces for theatre including dressing rooms, makeup room, green room, and a recording room

Third Floor:

  • Offices for the department of art and art history
  • Two digital computer labs for instruction of digital art, graphic design, and motion graphics
  • Two 2-D design studios for instruction of two-dimensional design
  • Painting and drawing studios
  • Two general purpose classrooms