Performance and Rehearsal Spaces at USF

Performance Venues

We have two main performance spaces at USF: Presentation Theater, in the School of Education Building, and Studio Theater on Lone Mountain. Other performance spaces one might find live dance, music, and theater on campus include: Thacher Gallery in Gleeson Library, Gleeson Plaza, Kalmanowitz Amphitheater, Lone Mountain's Handlery Room (LM100), Xavier Chapel in Fromm Hall, and St. Ignatius Church.

Smaller performances, workshops, and informal showings frequently occur in classroom spaces around campus, including: the Kathi Gallagher Dance Studio in Koret Rec Center; School of Education room 040, Lone Mountain room 151, and Masonic Building room 122.

Directions and Parking Information

Directions and Parking Information for USF’s main campus ("The Hilltop") and a campus map.

Presentation Theater  2350 Turk Boulevard (just west of Masonic) San Francisco

Studio Theater on Lone Mountain 2800 Turk Boulevard

Kathi Gallagher Dance Studio, in Koret Health and Recreation Center

St. Ignatius Church 650 Parker Avenue, San Francisco

Details on Rehearsal Spaces and Practice Rooms for Performing Arts students & faculty use

 

LOCATION DESCRIPTION HOURS OF USE AMENITIES FOR MORE INFO
Masonic practice rooms (MA 111 & 112) small, single room, fits 4-5 people. M-F 8am-10pm weekends 9-5 Access only by swipe-card keylock. Music students can schedule up to 4 hours each week by coming to the PA office (MA 201) on Fridays between 10am-3pm. Any unbooked time may be used but is not guaranteed nor secure. Reservations must be made in person with Ellen. acoustic upright piano, 5 chairs, music stands, table, mirror. Come to the PA offices (281 Masonic, suite 201) on Friday and speak to Ellen, Performing Arts Department Program Assistant to sign the room use contract and get your id activated
UC's 4th floor "Music Room" small, glass-encased single room, Fits 4-5 people. Some sound bleed. Access only by swipe-card keylock [space controlled by SLE]; same hours of use as all other meeting times in UC electric weighted keyboard and chair and music stand. Contact Voices Choir President (voices@usfca.edu) to schedule an orientation and get your id activated
ED 040 Large open area with sprung floors (good for dancing) and can be used to rehearse ensembles as well as individual practice. Can fit up to 30 people. You can schedule up to 4 hours each week by coming to the PA office (MA 201) on Fridays between 10am-3pm. Reservations must be made in person with Ellen. The reservation calendar is posted on the bulletin board near ED040, and any unbooked time may be used but is not guaranteed nor secure. acoustic upright piano. 35 movable chairs and a few tables; music stand; also has white boards. Come to the PA offices (281 masonic, suite 201) on Friday and speak to Ellen, Performing Arts Department Program Assistant
MA 122 A classroom on the first floor of the Masonic building. dead hour, weekends, or evenings - whenever a class is not in session in the room. Acoustic upright piano; 20 movable chairs and tables; white board with staff lines; transparency projector and screen N/A: users take over the room whenever it is empty, first-come, first-served basis
LM 151 A classroom on first floor of Lone Mountain building.  dead hour, weekends, or evenings--whenever a class is not in session in the room. Acoustic upright piano; 30 movable chairs; white board with staff lines N/A: users take over the room whenever it is empty, first-come, first-served basis
KG Dance Studio Large open room can fit up to 30 dancers Varies--this room is often reserved for dance classes, but PASJ majors and dance minors may be able to arrange rehearsals. Usually limited to prearranged events/concerts and the associated rehearsals for those concerts Sprung wood floor. Mirrors against one wall. A grand piano in the back, and sound system in the classroom to play pre-recorded music. Contact dance program coordinator for reserving the space
MA 202 small, single room, fits up to 4 people M-F 8:30-5pm. Access only by reservation for PASJ majors or Music minors. Any unbooked time may be used but is not guaranteed electric weighted keyboard and chairs/music stands
Come to the PA offices (281 masonic, suite 201) on Friday and speak to Ellen, Performing Arts Department Program Assistant
Presentation Theater 400-seat proscenium stage theater Limited to pre-arranged events/concerts and the associated rehearsals for those concerts

1) Electric piano [may be used by student groups in their productions]

2) Concert Grand Piano [can only be used for USF's Music Program Concerts]

David Pangaro, Presentation Theater Director [his office is in the basement of School of Ed building]
Studio Theater on Lone Mountain 100-seat black-box theater Limited to pre-arranged event/concerts and the associated rehearsals for those concerts. Priority for space use limited to PASJ and Music Program student and faculty performances upright piano. Theater has monitors, mics and amps, as well as a screen for projecting and choral risers Gabe Maxson, Performing Arts Production Manager. MA201.
Gleeson Plaza Outdoor space in the middle of main campus Dead hour, and evenings after classes/study hours have ended. Campus Security won't permit any activity there past 11:00pm a small elevated space serves as a "stage"; but central location and high visibility Contact Events Scheduling to reserve the space
Kalmanovitz Amphitheater Outdoor space located right in front of K-Hall's main entrance Dead hour, and evenings after classes/study hours have ended. Campus Security won't permit any activity there past 11:00 pm small stage at the bottom of the amphitheater can hold a small combo or solo performers; capable of carrying acoustic sound quite a long distance with clarity Contact Events Scheduling to reserve the space