TTU Breaks Ground on School of Theatre and Dance Complex
August 11, 2017 | TTU J.T. & Margaret Talkington CVPA (Institutional Advancement)
Officials from the Texas Tech University System celebrated Friday, Aug. 11 as Texas Tech University and the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts broke ground on the School of Theatre & Dance Complex, an expansion and renovation of the Charles E. Maedgen Jr. Theatre.
The project was made possible by a $10 million donation from philanthropists J.T. and Margaret Talkington and is the first part of a two-phase project focused on updating and expanding the university’s theatre and dance facilities.
Construction will include a grand lobby space, a box office and 178-seat, 5,162-square-foot black-box theatre that will help diversify the existing theatrical spaces. Two rehearsal spaces, lighting and computer assisted design and drafting labs, a green room and makeup and dressing rooms also are included in the project. Three 30-seat classrooms, a scene shop and administration and faculty offices will fill the remaining space.