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Christ Church

5 Paterson Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Downtown New Brunswick

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Christ Church is a historical Episcopal church founded in 1761 to house the growing congregation of the St. James Parish in Piscataway. It has been a strong resource to the surrounding community since the early 1740s and continues to support the New Brunswick community. The church is often used for performances by the Music Department.

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Christ Church
Civic Square Building

33 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Downtown New Brunswick

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The primary hub for the Department of Art & Design. Students have access to spacious, fully equipped studios for painting, design, drawing, computer art, and performance art, including production studios for film and video, darkrooms for photography, a woodshop, lighting studio for photography, and a comprehensive print workshop. Highlights: 33 shared and private studio spaces; dedicated critique room; iMac computer lab; Imacon film scanner. The Mason Gross Galleries, on the first floor, offer ample public exhibition space in the heart of the city’s arts district for students, faculty, staff, and visiting artists. The building also houses the Mason Gross Dean’s Office.

Civic Square Building

Mason Gross Galleries

Mason Gross Galleries at Civic Square is a 4,200-square-foot venue in the heart of New Brunswick’s arts district exclusively dedicated to showcasing graduate and undergraduate student work. The space features up to 10 exhibitions each year, all free and open to the public. The gallery acts as a laboratory for new work across media and concentrations, providing a platform for expression and experimentation.

Gallery Hours:

10 a.m.–4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
10 a.m.–6 p.m. Wednesdays
Noon–4 p.m. Saturdays
Hours vary during university holidays.

Contact: Sam Bogner, gallery coordinator

Mason Gross Galleries at Civic Square
Corwin Lodge

158 Nichol Avenue
Brunswick, NJ 08901
Douglass campus

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A satellite space for the Dance Department just minutes from the main studio spaces, Corwin Lodge houses a sprung floor dance studio, fully-equipped SMART seminar room, and a dance-dedicated computer lab.

Corwin Lodge
Gibbons Residence Hall H

93 Gibbons Circle
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Douglass campus

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A dormitory for first-year performing arts students, it also includes practice rooms on the lower level.

New Gibbons Dormitory
Graduate House

7 Chapel Drive
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Douglass campus

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Primarily used for faculty offices, studio lessons are also conducted in this space, which is a satellite location for the Music Department. This building also contains the early keyboard instrument room.

Graduate House
Jameson Studio Theater

30 Jones Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Douglass campus

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This location is an intimate proscenium theater, which seats 75 and hosts small theatrical performances. Please note this venue is not handicap accessible.

Jameson Studio Theater
Kirkpatrick Chapel

81 Somerset Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Old Queens

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The Sophia Astley Kirkpatrick Memorial Chapel is a High Victorian Gothic chapel built in 1873 and features a trio of Louis Comfort Tiffany windows. It is among Rutgers University’s oldest extant buildings and one of six buildings located on a historic section of the College Avenue campus known as Old Queens.

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For rental information, contact J.J. Cooper.

Jameson Studio Theater
Levin Theater

85 George Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Douglass campus

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One of two mainstage performance spaces for the Theater Department, the 200-seat Philip J. Levin Theater is set in a three-quarter thrust configuration.

Christ Church
Little Theater

112 Nichol Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Douglass campus

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Little Theater is a satellite building for the Theater Department, the primary rehearsal space for mainstage plays, and explores modern or developed plays. Please note this venue is not handicap accessible.

Little Theater
Livingston Arts Building

39 Road 3
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Livingston campus

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Satellite building for the Department of Art & Design housing the department’s sculpture and ceramic facilities in a setting that includes ample workshop, studio, and exhibition space, as well as a kiln and outdoor workspace to serve the particular needs of the three-dimensional arts. Includes workshops for wood, metal, and ceramics, as well as an outdoor sculpture garden.

Livingston Arts Building
Loree Dance Theater

70 Lipman Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Douglass campus

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Located within the Loree Gymnasium, Loree Dance Theater serves as a satellite classroom space for the Dance and Theater Departments. It features a 220-seat, fully equipped black box studio theater with a sprung dance floor.

Loree Dance Theater
Marryott Music Building

81 George Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Douglass campus

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This building is the main hub for the Music Department featuring department offices, classrooms, and a concert hall. It was designed specifically for music instruction, with massive masonry walls and doors minimizing sound leakage and a facade ornamented with a lyre and composers’ names. The building name honors Stephanie Morris Marryott, who taught at Rutgers in the 1930s, in recognition of her support.

Marryott Music Building

Schare Recital Hall

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This intimate space seats approximately 100 and is named after W. Robert and Leona Schare. It is located on the second floor of the Marryott Music Building and is the primary location for student recitals. Please note this venue is not handicap accessible.

For rental information, contact J.J. Cooper.

Schare Recital Hall
Mastrobuono Theater

85 George Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Douglass campus (behind Hickman Hall)

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This 340-seat theater was built in 1991 and houses a state-of-the-art proscenium stage used for theater and dance.

This venue is available for limited rentals of a nontheatrical nature. The space is generally available for rentals from mid-May through mid-August. For more information, please contact Karin Graybash.

Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater
McKinney Hall

125 Hamilton Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
College Avenue campus

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Named after Howard Decker McKinney, Rutgers College Class of 1913, McKinney Hall is the home of the Rutgers University Glee Club. McKinney was the first director of the Rutgers College Music Department, established in 1919. Over the years, McKinney also directed the Rutgers Musical Clubs, Glee Club, and Choir; advised the Music Club; founded the University Concert Series; and worked with several music groups at New Jersey College for Women. As a tribute to his many contributions, the Music Activities Building, which housed rehearsal halls for the glee club, band, and choir, was renamed McKinney Hall around 1960.

McKinney Hall
Mortensen Hall

85 George Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Douglass Campus

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Robert E. Mortensen Hall, a glass-enclosed, nearly 24,000-square-foot facility within the Mason Gross Performing Arts Center, serves the conservatory’s Music, Dance, and Theater Departments, providing additional rehearsal and performance spaces.

The facility features the following:

  • The well-equipped, 3,120-square-foot Shindell Choral Hall with adjacent choral suite for school vocal ensembles (Shindell Choral Hall)
  • The Kevin Goetz Studio for Theater and Dance
  • A large (2,397 square feet) public atrium
  • A technology studio for sound recording and engineering
  • The Presser Foundation Practice Suite for music
  • Thomas A. and Elizabeth M. Renyi Gallery
  • A suite of faculty and administrative offices for the Dance Department
Mortensen Hall

Shindell Choral Hall

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The well-equipped, 3,120-square-foot Richard H. Shindell Choral Hall is housed in Robert E. Mortensen Hall, a glass-enclosed, nearly 24,000-square-foot facility within the Mason Gross Performing Arts Center on Douglass campus. The choral hall is on the first floor of Mortensen Hall and has an adjacent choral suite for school vocal ensembles.

Shindell Choral Hall
Music Annex

81 George Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Douglass campus

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Offering more than 20 practice rooms, the Music Annex is situated between Nicholas Music Center and Marryott Music Building. It serves as a satellite for the Music Department.

Music Annex
New Brunswick Performing Arts Center

11 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Downtown New Brunswick

NBPAC is a landmark initiative on Livingston Avenue shaping arts and culture in the city of New Brunswick. This state-of-the-art building includes two performance spaces—the 463-seat Elizabeth Ross Johnson Theater and the 252-seat Arthur Laurents Theater—that provide expanded venues for Mason Gross student and faculty artists to showcase their work, as well as rehearsal studios and elegant space for special events.

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Walters Hall
Nicholas Music Center

85 George Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Douglass campus

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This 704-seat music hall serves as the largest performance space on campus. Designed by the distinguished architect Pietro Belluschi—whose roster of other projects includes Alice Tully Hall in New York City, the Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, and the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore—the center was built in 1981 and underwent extensive renovations in 2018.
This venue is available for rental. For more information, please contact J.J. Cooper.

Nicholas Music Center

Nicholas Dance Studios

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As the main hub for the Dance Department, this facility features three large, airy studios fully equipped with sprung wooden floors and Marley floor covers for ballet work, with live and electronic sound equipment and digital projection.

Nicholas Dance Studios

Soma Center

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The mission of the Soma Center at Mason Gross is to provide quality, motion-specific training to dance majors so that they can crosstrain, learn how to ward off common dance injuries, maintain their conditioning while recovering from injuries, and heal at a faster rate when injured. The Soma Center offers members of the Mason Gross dance community opportunities to augment and enhance their technical and artistic growth through progressive attention to principles of movement integration, body-mind awareness, and neuromuscular education in a variety of movement contexts.

Students are able to access customized athletic and wellness training with the Dance Department’s certified athletic trainer; crosstrain on cardio, balance, and free-weight equipment to improve performance; and
train in Pilates under the supervision of certified instructors—with private, duet, and quartet Pilates apparatus sessions available. They may also draw upon the Soma Center as a resource while studying kinesiology, anatomy, Laban Movement Analysis, Bartenieff Fundamentals, and yoga.

The Soma Center is also the home of the Polestar Pilates Teacher Training Program, the first evidence-based comprehensive Pilates teacher training program to be offered in higher education that meets the standards of the Pilates Method Alliance.

Performing Arts Library at Douglass Library

8 Chapel Drive
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Douglass campus

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The Mabel Smith Douglass Library houses the university’s fine arts collection and features exhibition space for student and faculty work as well as for invitational exhibits.

The Blanche and Irving Laurie Music Library contains approximately 31,000 books, 46,000 scores, and 40,000 recordings, as well as an extensive spoken-word collection.

The Media Center archives more than 22,000 recordings and has playback facilities for a variety of media formats. The nearby graduate seminar room has quality playback equipment.

The Sharon A. Fordham Multimedia Lab Classroom is a joint venture between the Music Department, the Dance Department, and the Library. The lab houses 17 iMac workstations (16 for students and one for an instructor) with a wide range of hardware and software for music/video production. The Multimedia Lab Classroom is open the same hours as the Media Center and is available for public use whenever classes are not being held. Additionally, the library has created the new Fordham Commons, which houses 13 Mac Pro workstations and is available for use whenever the library building is open. It provides the same software and hardware as the computers in the lab.

Performing Arts Library at Douglass Library
Rehearsal Hall

85 George Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Douglass campus

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A satellite building for the Music Department, performances take place in Room 104. This is also the location of the main ticket office for performances and events, as well as faculty offices and student practice studios.

Rehearsal Hall
Voorhees Chapel

5 Chapel Drive
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Douglass campus

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A Georgian chapel in the Christopher Wren tradition founded in 1925 and made possible by a gift from Elizabeth Rodman Voorhees, this is the site of college ceremonies, student assemblies, weddings and religious services, musical concerts, and other programs by artists, scholars, and speakers. High arched ceilings and classical details provide excellent acoustics. The chapel also houses a German Schuke organ, installed in 1976 and one of the few in the nation.

This venue is available for rental through Douglass Residential College. Contact DRC Global for more information.

Voorhees Chapel
Walters Hall

2 Chapel Drive
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Douglass campus

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Walters Hall is the site of the Theater Department’s main offices, rehearsal spaces, drawing rooms, classrooms, workshops, computer labs, and offices, as well as a conference room and a lounge.  May Duff Walters— the wife of William J. Walters, a president of Johnson & Johnson, and a New Brunswick resident for more than 50 years—bequeathed the funds to construct and landscape a building for the arts.

Walters Hall