Our performance spaces include Main Theatre, Wyatt Pavilion
Theatre, Arena Theatre, Laboratory Theatre A, and the Nelson Hall
Dance Studio. Students may also experience the thrill of working
at Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts where the adaptable
Vanderhoef Studio Theatre seats 250 and Jackson Hall offers a
state-of-the-art 1,800-seat proscenium theater.
The Peter J. Shields Library, with more than 2.6 million volumes,
is ranked among the top research libraries in the country. The
special collections in the performing arts—especially in
experimental theatre—are impressive, comprising more than 650
linear feet of materials. Holdings range from the Ballantine
papers, chronicling the development of the Provincetown Players,
to the archives of the Living Theatre, which from the
mid-twentieth century advocated anarchy and radical social
A costume rental service operated by the UC Davis Costume Shop,
The Enchanted Cellar provides year-round costume rentals.
The shop offers more Halloween selections than ever before and
special hours for costume viewing and fittings.