CERRITOS COLLEGE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
BLACK BOX THEATRE
The new home of the Theatre and Music departments for Cerritos College bridges the campus with the surrounding community by providing commuter students access to state-of-the-art performance and training spaces. The space program for the facility includes a centralized performance are that houses a 400-seat proscenium theatre, a 200-seat black box theatre, and a 100-seat lecture hall. The 77,000-sf facility also includes numerous music rehearsal and practice rooms, choir rooms, a recording studio and media lab, and other support spaces such as dressing rooms, a costume shop, scene shop with an outdoor work yard, and an outdoor stage for lawn concerts. The performing arts center is also green-certified and serves to enhance the college’s mission to support and enrich the arts on campus, in the city of Norwalk, and the region.
TheatreDNA provided full theatre planning, theatre design, and performance equipment design and specification services, subcontracted to Theatre Projects.