Here is an overview of David Geffen School of Drama facilities. Expand the sections below for information about each building and links to our interactive map. The to.yale.edu website provides a wealth of information about traveling to and around Yale and New Haven.
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at 222 York Street is David Geffen School of Drama’s center. It includes a proscenium theater, seating 636, which is shared with the undergraduate dramatic association. The University Theatre also houses the main administrative offices; the scene, prop, metal, and costume shops; a lounge; and several classrooms.
is in a distinctive historical building on the corner of Chapel and York streets. Formerly the Calvary Baptist Church, the theater contains a 479-seat auditorium facing a modified apron stage, and the David Geffen School of Drama/Yale Repertory Theatre box office.
in Holcombe T. Green, Jr. Hall, located at 1156 Chapel Street, contains a flexible performance space seating up to 200. This building also houses the Yale School of Art.
also known as the School of Drama Annex, houses the Design and Sound Design departments; the Robertson Computer Lab; the Laurie Beechman Center for Theatrical Sound Design and Music; a lighting, sound, and projection lab; and several classrooms.
contains the Yale Cabaret as well as rehearsal rooms and performance space, classrooms, faculty offices, and the offices of Theater magazine.
is home to several key administrative offices, including registrar, admissions, business, and financial aid, as well as the paint shop, rehearsal rooms, classrooms, drama storage, and faculty offices. This building also houses the Center for Collaborative Arts and Media.
houses faculty, administrative offices, classrooms, rehearsal space, and a media workshop for projection design.
at 180 York Street encompasses the merged holdings of the former Art & Architecture and Drama Libraries, the Arts of the Book Collection, and the staff of the Visual Resources Collection. This makes it the primary collection for the study of art, architecture, and drama production at Yale. Currently, the drama collections have approximately 20,000 volumes, including plays by American, British, and foreign playwrights; books on the history of theater, theater architecture, dramatic criticism, scenery, costume, lighting, sound, and projection design, technical production, and theater management; biographies; and related reference books. Other materials from the former Drama Library that document theatrical production through photographic prints, production books, scrapbooks, and ephemera are now part of the Arts Library Special Collections department. Highlights include the Rollo Peters Archive, the Rockefeller Theatrical Prints Collection, the Doolittle Collection of Japanese Theatre Prints, and the George Pierce Baker Collection. David Geffen School of Drama students are free to use all Yale University Library collections, including those of the three central libraries—Sterling Memorial Library, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Library—and of the other graduate and professional schools.
at 149 York Street is a multimedia facility that establishes connections between traditional art and the computer age. The CCAM serves the several arts departments and institutions at Yale. Beyond providing classroom and laboratory facilities, the CCAM provides instruction and equipment that allow faculty and students in all arts disciplines to discover and create in the diverse fields of electronic media. Advanced technologies, staff expertise, and interdisciplinary approaches make the CCAM an ideal auxiliary for Yale’s arts community.