Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film

Photo: Tamar Thibodeau

The building that houses the Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film was originally a nineteenth century, red brick building, similar in color and style to the Observatory and Main. This building had included a calisthenics hall, a riding arena, a bowling alley, music practice rooms, and a concert hall and stage. The façade of the building, which was retained, includes Second Empire style mansard roofs capping the towers on either side. The interior, however, has been completely rebuilt.

Designed by the renowned architectural firm of Cesar Pelli and Associates and opened in 2003, the Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film provides first-rate facilities, including classrooms and seminar rooms, a studio theater/classroom, a design room, costume shops, dressing room, a large scene shop, and multiple storage areas, along with extensive film facilities. A prime feature of the Center is the 330-seat Martel Theater. On the north side, the Center opens onto the Frances Daly Fergusson Quadrangle, which has been used by the department for outdoor productions and by the college for concerts and other campus events.