Venues and Facilities

ASU Herberger Institute School of Music, Dance and Theatre facilities are among the best-designed in the nation. 

Lyceum Theatre

The oldest and most historic performance venue on campus, the intimate Lyceum Theatre is a modified proscenium space with 164 seats. It is the oldest and most historic performance venue on campus, with the original construction having been completed by the WPA. For several decades, the lobby space hosted the Office of the University President.

Address

901 S. Forest Mall, 
Tempe, AZ 85281

Hours

The theatre opens one hour prior to posted performances.

Contact

Experience the space

Technical Specifications

Stage Dimensions:
Proscenium height: 17' – 9"
Proscenium opening: 23' – 10"
Plaster line to back wall: 26' – 0"
Plaster line to downstage edge @ centerline: 11' – 9"
S.L. wing (off–stage wall to proscenium opening): 9' – 1"
S.R. wing (lock rail to proscenium opening): 5' – 9"
Length of battens: 28' – 0" (centered on stage centerline)
Length of batten extensions: 1' – 0"
Grid height: 44'
Out-trim of battens from deck: 41' – 7"
In-trim of both types of battens: 2' – 9" from deck

The proscenium theatre has 24 single purchase counterweighted line sets. The battens are 1.5" sched. D pipe. There are no dedicated electrics. The depth of the stage from plaster line to back wall is 26' – 0".

The loading door is on the back wall, centered on the centerline, is 10' – 1" wide, 11' – 11" tall. There are four additional doors, one up left, up right, down left and down right. The two upstage doors are standard commercial doors, allowing 3'–wide clearance and standard height. The two down stage doors are 2' wide. The loading dock is on the same level as the stage accessible through the scene shop. The wardrobe room and dressing rooms are one level down in the basement.

Seating
The Lyceum house seats 164 with handicapped accessibility. The last row of seating is 34 feet from the proscenium. All seating is in a continental configuration.
Seating Chart

Scene Shop
Directly backstage, measures 24' x 43' with obstructions and includes a 10' wide by 11' – 1" high loading door connected to the loading dock.

Sound, Lighting, Rigging
The Lyceum is equipped with an ETC Element lighting console with 148 dimmers (2.4 kw); Crest Audio X4 sound board with Qlab digital playback. It is fully cat-walked and rigged with 24 line sets, including apron area for thrust stage.

Costumes
The Lyceum is equipped with a wardrobe maintenance room with laundry.

Visitor Lot
Monday – Saturday, 7 a.m.–10 p.m.  Sunday FREE $3 per hour, up to $15 per day
Payment: Machine, Card  (license plate number) Due to construction, weekday parking may be limited.
10th Street Structure
Monday-Friday, 24 hrs a day $3 per hour, up to $15 per day FREE Saturday – Sunday.
Gammage Lot
Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. $3 per hour
Parking is free after 7 p.m. for School of Music events on evenings and weekends when there are no ASU Gammage Broadway Tour events.
Lot 9
Paid parking 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., Monday - Wednesday and Friday. $3 per hour
Lot not available until 7 p.m. on Thursday Free parking after 7 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Free on weekends when there are no ASU Gammage Broadway Tour events.
Apache Blvd. Structure
Monday-Friday, 24 hrs a day $3 per hour, up to $15 per day Parking is free for School of Music events on weekends when there are no ASU Gammage Broadway Tour Events.

Please check the pay stations to ensure proper payment. Pay stations require license plate number rather than space number. Weekend days may be open parking, except when restricted for special events.
Parking Map