Haas Center for the Arts is the proud home of Bloomsburg University’s Department of Music, Theatre and Dance, Haas 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.
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.
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.
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.
Allen & Heath Q-24
ETC ION with fader wing
Stationary Truss FOH and On Stage
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