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Department Facilities

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The Department of Dance is located in the Accolade East Building on Keele Campus. Opened in 2006, the building houses a wide range of specialized facilities for performance, including:   

  • The Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre (proscenium theatre, 360 seats)

The Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecun Theatre can accommodate a variety of events such as dance, theatre, musicals, conferences and lectures. The theatre offers a generous stage, sidestage, wings and backstage space, an orchestra pit, fly system and traps, loading dock, dressing rooms, and a comprehensive array of technical equipment.

  •     McLean Performance Studio (black box studio, 90 seats)

The McLean Performance Studio is dedicated to dance performance. It features a dance lighting plot, sound system and moveable black draperies.

  •     Joseph G. Green Studio Theatre (black box studio, 150 seats)

The Joseph G. Green Studio Theatre, located in the Centre for Film and Theatre, is a multi-purpose space ideal for small-scale events, productions and rehearsals. Seating configuration is adjustable to suit the layout of individual productions. The theatre has a fixed lighting grid and comprehensive selection of technical equipment, and access to dressing rooms.

  •     The Grant Strate Studio
  •     The Walter and Robert Carsen Studio
  •     Three additional rehearsal studios
  •     Two additional choreography studios

In addition to performance space, the building is also home to production and healthcare facilities, including:    

  •     Conditioning room (with resistance weights, Pilates/Gyrotonics/cardio equipment)
  •     Athlete's Care (a physiotherapy, massage and sports medicine clinic)
  •     Recording facilities (for audio and video)