Music Facilities at Fullerton College
The Music Building (1100) is located on the northeast corner of Lemon and Lemon and Chapman Avenues. The Music building first floor includes the recital hall (1111), the Band Room (1110), the Music Listening Library (1113), the Music and Fine Arts offices (1115), the Piano Lab (1112), and the Recording Studio. On the second floor is located six classrooms and the midi lab. If all approvals fall into place the Music building is currently slated for a massive remodeling construction project beginning in 2011.
Just north of the Music building is the Theatre Arts Building (1300), where music students collaborate on concerts and festivals. Constructed in1967, the 1300 building contains the Campus Theatre, The Bronwyn Dodson Theatre (1319), Room 1310, the Scene Shop (1313), the Theatre Arts offices (1316), The Makeup and Dressing Rooms (1317), and the Costume Shop (1329C). The building also currently includes the campus radio station and multiple faculty offices.
The Campus Theatre
The Campus Theatre is a proscenium theatre with an audience capacity of 536 seats. As the primary performance space on campus, the Campus Theatre is utilized year round for many college events including Theatre Arts Department, Music, and Dance department productions and Music Department concerts. This large stage space is perfectly suited to accommodate various different production styles, while still being intimate enough to adjust to a smaller production. With a state of the art lighting system by Electronic Theatre Controls, a concert quality sound system, an orchestra lift, and a full fly system this venue can accommodate any production with ease. The proscenium opening is 45 feet by 24 feet. For more information: see http://fcct.fullcoll.edu/
The Bronwyn Dodson Theatre
The Bronwyn Dodson Theatre, a black box theatre, named after former student Bronwyn Dodson, can accomodate up to 150 audience members. A flexible seating systems allows for proscenium, thrust, semi-thrust, arena, and alley configurations to the theatre. All performances in the Bronwyn Dodson Theatre are produced by the Theatre Arts Department. One half of the mainstage productions, the Playwrights Festival, Directors Festival, and class projects perform in the Bronwyn Dodson Theatre.
The Wilshire Auditorium, a proscenium theatre with a forestage extension, is located on the campus of the Wilshire School of Continuing Education, adjacent to Fullerton College. The seating capacity is 415. The extended thrust provides an intimate connection to the audience area, while the full stage space can be used to accommodate larger productions. The Wilshire Auditorium houses full lighting capabilities with superb, natural acoustics for vocal performance while the sound system can handle many mixing duties. The proscenium opening is 25 feet nine inches but the forestage is 31 feet wide and 16 feet deep. The stage floor upstage of plasterline is 15 feet deep.
The Recital Hall (1111)
The Recital Hall includes a small, raised proscenium stage reached by a very wide set of steps that traverse the apron of the stage. Some of the seating is fixed theatre seating; and the large open floor area between those seats and the apron of the stage is used for additional rehearsal or seating space, depending upon the event. The Recital Hall serves several important functions for the Music Department. It provides instructional space for several large general education classes; it serves as the centerpiece of the vocal program at Fullerton College; it is home to the very popular Concert Hour on Friday mornings; and it hosts many concerts and music festivals.