Center Theatre, a 720-seat, state-of-the-art proscenium theatre that serves as a learning laboratory for budding stage and lighting designers and technicians, as well as the home of the Ellis Theatre Guild, a student-run production company that has mounted more than 30 productions in the theatre since its opening in the fall of 1989. The stage has a 50-foot proscenium and is approximately 30-feet deep. It has a full orchestra pit. The theatre also boasts a computerized lighting system, a stereophonic sound system, 27-line counterweight system, and 100-foot-high loft where scenery can be hung to clear it from the stage. The Center presents an annual professional performing arts series, bringing internationally recognized artists to the campus. It is staffed by a union stage hand who serves as our technical director.