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Home to the Bloomsburg University Department of Music, Theatre and Dance, and the Celebrity Artist Series, the Haas Center's office space, rehearsal rooms, classrooms, lobbies, art gallery, and the spacious Mitrani Hall comprise the majority of the academic and entertainment space. Approximately 75,000 patrons visit and use this facility annually.
Following a generous gift from Marco and Louise Mitrani in 1981 to fund acoustical improvements, the large auditorium of Haas Center was named Mitrani Hall. Renovated in 1996, the auditorium now seats 1,858 people in modern ergonomic theatre seats. Mitrani Hall is now one of the largest and finest indoor auditoriums in Northeast Pennsylvania. The stage is home to many campus performance groups, academic and lecture presentations, large lecture classes and the acclaimed Celebrity Artist Series.
A traditional proscenium stage, the opening of Mitrani Hall is 20' high X 60' wide. A 32 channel mixing console and digital amplification for audio enhancement; and a fully computerized lighting control system make the hall a highly desirable performance space. Mitrani Hall hosts approximately 300 public events presented annually.
Lecture and Presentation System
Mitrani Hall is equipped with a state of the art integrated projection system.
Rehearsal space is available directly behind Mitrani Hall. Requests for rehearsal space must be made at least two weeks in advance by contacting the director of performing arts facilities.
The Performing Arts Box office is located in the front lobby of Haas Center for the Arts. The Box Office provides a fully staffed ticketing space and "will-call" counter. All University events are ticketed through this facility. The Box Office is fully computerized with on demand ticketing and seat selection via the internet. Click here to visit the Box Office Page.