Performing Arts

Performing Arts Facilities

Bloomsburg University's Performing Arts Facilities consist of Mitrani Hall, in Haas Center for the Arts, a 1,850 seat proscenium stage with full fly loft; and the K.S. Gross Auditorium in Carver Hall, a 150-year-old, 600 seat Victorian theater with a full component of stage lighting and sound capabilities. Both facilities are recently renovated with state-of-the-art lighting, sound, and video systems.

Box Office

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. The Box Office is fully computerized with on-demand ticketing and seat selection via the internet. 570-389-4409.

Box Office Hours
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday - 11 AM to 5 PM
Tuesday and Thursday - 11 AM to 4 PM
Show Dates - 11 AM until curtain

Haas Center Lobby
Box Office Phone: 570-389-4409

Abigail Manns, Technical Director | 570-389-4653

Facility Details

 

 

Haas Center for the Arts is the proud home of Bloomsburg University’s Department of Music, Theatre and DanceHaas Gallery of Art, The Elevator Lounge Showcase, and Arts in Bloom Series. Haas Center's office space, rehearsal rooms, classrooms, lobbies, and the spacious Mitrani Hall comprise the majority of the academic and entertainment spaces of the university. Approximately 75,000 patrons visit and use this incredible facility annually.

Haas Gallery of Art

The department operates the Haas Gallery of Art located at the Haas Center for Performing Arts and the Gallery at Greenly Center in downtown Bloomsburg. These galleries feature regular exhibitions of diverse art forms and gallery lectures by nationally recognized visiting artists, as well as exhibitions of student work and curatorial projects throughout the year.

Mitrani Hall

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. Further renovations in 2008, made vast improvements in Haas Center for the Arts classroom, studio, and shop facilities for the Music, Theatre, and Dance department, as well as a more versatile gallery space for the Art Department. Most recently, in January of 2018, Mitrani Hall’s sound system was completely renovated and updated to be a state-of-the-art line array system with all equipment up to industry standard.

Mitrani Hall is now one of the largest and finest indoor auditoriums in Northeast Pennsylvania enabling university students as well as the surrounding communities to experience the best the arts have to offer. The stage is home to many campus performance groups, academic and lecture presentations, the Arts in Bloom Series.

Technical Information

A traditional proscenium stage, the opening of Mitrani Hall is 20' high X 60' wide. A Midas M-32 mixing console and JBL Line Array for audio enhancement; a fully computerized lighting control system; and a state of the art integrated camera and projection system make the hall a highly desirable performance space. Mitrani Hall hosts approximately 300 public events presented annually.

Building Plan
Seating Chart
Technical Specifications
Rigging Plan
Circuit Plots

Rehearsal space

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.

Carver Hall is the icon of Bloomsburg University and is included in the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1869, it has evolved over the years: the dome was added in 1900 to give the building an Independence Hall look, and the clock in the tower came as a result of a fund-raising project by students and faculty in 1911. It houses the offices of the president and the provost and vice president for academic affairs, as well as the Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium on the second floor.

Housed on the second floor of Carver Hall is the lovely Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium. With its full-length windows and stained glass skylight, K.S. Gross’ beauty catches the eye of all who enter the auditorium. Renovated in 2014, this Victorian-era intimate theatre seats 568. Gross is used for lectures and small ensemble productions and is an ideal performance space. The intimacy of the auditorium creates an incredibly unique experience for audiences and performers alike, creating a feeling of connection between them that will not soon be forgotten.

Technical Information

Seating Plan
Ground Plan
House Lighting Plot, Front of House
House Lighting Plot, Stage
Channel Hook up, Front of House
Channel Hook up, Stage

Sound Control
Allen & Heath Q-24

Lighting Control
ETC ION with fader wing

Rigging
Stationary Truss FOH and On Stage

Soft Goods
Main drape travels from SR side.
Main Valence is a permanent hang.
2 sets of black legs sewn flat with the capability to travel on and off stage
Full upstage black
White Cyclorama

illustration of Carver Hall