UTK Department of Theatre

College of Arts & Sciences

Lab Theatre

The Lab Theatre is a 100-seat black box venue located inside the Clarence Brown Theatre.  Designed as both a theatre and to function as a classroom space for the department’s acting classes, The Lab Theatre is home to the undergraduate group, All Campus Theatre (ACT), and to a variety of undergraduate and graduate projects and productions.  All seating is general admission.

Information on the facility is available below.  For rental inquiries, please see the CBT Rentals page.

General Information


Clarence Brown Lab Theatre
206 McClung Tower
1115 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37996


Clarence Brown Lab Theatre
1714 Andy Holt Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37916-3702


Maximum: 150
Accessible Seating: 3


True Proscenium Width: 23′-7″
True Proscenium Height: 23′-6″
Stage Edge to PL: 18′-5″
PL to CYC: 7′-3″
Total Usable Width: 23′-7″
Total Usable Depth: 25′-8″
Stage Height: 1′-0″
Grid Height: 12′-0″


Stage Floor: Tongue and groove southern yellow pine (painted black) over wooden sleepers
Traps: None
Pits: None
Dance Floor: A Black Marley floor is available for rent. Labor for the installation and removal of the dance floor will be billed to the renter.
Backstage Crossover: Crossover space is available US of the hard-wall cyc. The crossover is carpeted.

A full tech rider is not currently available for this facility.


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