The Theatre and Dance Department’s fully equipped costume shop is
in the basement of Wright Hall.Costume Shop resources include a
25-foot by 35-foot workroom with three 45-inch by 6-foot cutting
tables, two industrial zigzag sewing machines, one industrial
blind hammed, five Bernina home sewing machines, one embellishing
machine, three Juki four-thread sergers, two ironing boards (one
standard and one table), two gravity-fed steam irons, a washer
and a dryer, most sizes of globe model dress forms, and two
full-body forms, one male and one female.Dye and paint facilities
include a large, gas-heated dye vat, a good stock of industrial
dyes, and a paint hood that is shared with the Scene Shop.
The Costume Shop has four ten-person dressing/fitting rooms for
Main and Arena theatres, and two Makeup Laboratories that are
also used for classes. The Shop holds more than 15,000 pieces of
costume stock that includes stock of almost every period, good
men’s stock, good accessories stock (millinery, parasols,
jewelry, spectacles, etc.), undergarment stock, wigs, makeup and
masks, 100 vintage pieces for research purposes, and 1,000
pre-revolutionary Russian opera pieces.
Wright Hall houses two scene construction shops: one behind the
Main Stage, separated from the theatre by a fire door, and the
other in the basement. Here, students work and learn under the
supervision of highly experienced staff technicians.
The Theatre and Dance Department’s Properties Room is in the
basement of Wright Hall. The huge stock includes architectural
elements, foliage, a great deal of furniture, all manner of
moveable props, and larger items up to and including the kitchen
The department’s Sound Studio, located in 300A Wright Hall, is a
small recording studio capable of recording and playing back
digital and analog music and sound effects. The Sound Studio can
meet the needs of most modern theatrical productions. Equipment
includes multi-track digital editors, multi-track analog
recorders, outboard processing equipment and microphones for both
studio recording and live sound re-enforcement.
The department’s fully equipped Digital Shop provides PC
computers and software for students designing projects and
lighting. In addition, all the UCD theaters have ETC computerized
lighting systems with industry-standard controls, dimmers, and
equipment. The new, portable Sanyo PLC-XP30 video projection
system on a City Theatrical Auto-Yoke allows the projector to pan
and tilt, permitting front and rear projection of still and
Laboratory The Digital Design Laboratory, located in 208 Art,
boasts a ten-workstation, Macintosh G4 digital design system,
with Final Cut Pro. The Design Laboratory equipment includes
plotters, printers, seamers and a wide variety of software.
Lighting designers can use WYSIWYG or Vectorworks Spotlight
Please Note: Food and drink are not permitted in any theatre,
auditorium or control room. State law prohibits smoking in the
All groups using the Main Theatre: Special Notice
All lighting and special effects equipment brought into this
facility must contain U.L.-approved, grounded cables and
There must be no exposed asbestos on any lighting or other
equipment brought into this facility (i.e., spotlight lead-in
wires). All pyrotechnic devices (i.e., flash pots) and live flame
(i.e., candles and torches) must be cleared in advance by the
University Fire Marshal. Telephone: (530) 752-6398.
Auditorium has a sloping floor with Continental seating. Seating
capacity 470. The Orchestra Pit is accessable by elevator at the
front of the stage. There are four Dressing Rooms plus a
quick-change room just off stage left. Regular dressing rooms are
in the basement. Hot and cold water, mirror and makeup lights are
available in the dressing rooms. Showers are located in toilet
facilities near dressing rooms. Communication via Clear Com
intercom system. Stage Manager can be connected to control rooms,
center of house, follow spots, stage right and left, shop, and
beam positions, with wired or wireless equipment. Loading access
via one roll-up door, 11′6″ X 11′6″, behind the scene shop,
backstage. Take I-80 to the UC Davis exit; left on Hutchinson
Drive, left on Cushing Way. There is no loading dock. Trucks must
unload to ground.
All Groups using Wyatt Pavilion Theatre: Special Notice
All lighting and special effects systems/equipment brought into
Wyatt Pavilion Theatre must contain 3-wire grounded UL-approved
electrical cables and connectors. All lighting instruments and
other special effects equipment brought into theatre must contain
no exposed asbestos. Asbestos is commonly found on lead-in wires
for many types of older stage lighting instruments.
All pyrotechnlc devices (flash pots, etc.) and live flame devices
(torches, candles, etc.) must be cleared in advance with
University Fire Marshal. Telephone: (530) 752-6398
Small thrust theatre. Stage is two feet above floor. Stage is
T-shaped. Audience area is a U shaped around the leg of the T.
Five tiered , standard seating. 200 seats total. All student
stagehands. Two dressing rooms. Toilet facilities and hot/cold
water in each dressing room. 10 to 15 person capacity per room.
Communication via Clear Com intercom system between control room,
backstage, auditorium and box office. Wired and wireless headsets
are available. Loading access via double door.