Sheridan College is proud of its Broadway Center for Theater Studies, a newly remodeled facility where students study with theater professionals who have worked both on and off Broadway, NY. Our students have the opportunity to lean and work in facilities containing the latest equipment and technologies. Beyond formal instruction, students are encouraged to use the Broadway Center facilities to develop and realize their own projects, productions, and portfolios. Our newly expanded facilities include the following:
Broadway Center Theater Lab
Our new Broadway Center Theater Lab is a creative studio open to students who wish to produce theater through the Twisted Stair Theater Company, a production company consisting of, and run by, Sheridan College students. This space is also used for rehearsal, scene study, and instruction. The Theater Lab is a wonderful space for new play development and theatrical experimentation.
Broadway Center Scene Shop
The Broadway Center Scene Shop contains all-new equipment including a finger-saving SawStop© table saw, a vertical panel saw, a beautiful miter saw, a sweet band saw, an easy-to-use drill press, an effective dust collection system, an air filter, and much more. This equipment is a pleasure to use and greatly increases our ability to build fantastic scenery, props, and set-dressing. The Scene Shop also sports impressive storage space and a freight elevator. Motivated techies are encouraged to use this shop for their own theatrical projects and student productions.
Broadway Center Costume Shop
The Broadway Center Costume Shop is equipped with the some of the best machines in the field. In this space, students learn to build costumes on brand-new Husqvarna Viking Tribute 140M and Bernina 430 sewing machines as well as Baby Lock Eclipse DX self-threading over-lock machines. Students wishing to create a professional costume design/construction portfolio or to produce their own productions are encouraged to utilize the Costume Shop towards these ends.
The Broadway Center for Theater Studies contains classrooms and other pedagogical spaces containing the latest instructional technologies as well as non-formal spaces where students can study, discuss, and process course content and work on productions.
Carriage House Theater
Maintained by the Civic Theater Guild, this 88 seat theater is a wonderful venue for intimate productions and live music. The Theater Department produces many shows in this exciting venue.
A working road-house theater, the historic WYO Theater is the oldest vaudeville house in the state. Recent remodeling makes this 483 seat theater a pleasure to work in. It is a wonderful space for large musicals, dance shows, and concerts. Some of the most celebrated talents of our time and of yesteryear have graced the WYO stage.