Dance

Farkas Hall (formerly New College Theatre)

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Interior of Farkas Hall

History

On the site of the former Hasty Pudding Club Building, Farkas Hall, formerly New College Theatre (NCT), opened in the fall of 2007 after a six-year planning and construction process, the first new student theater at Harvard in half a century. In order to raise production standards, deepen learning and foster the development of craft in student drama, the OFA supports and funds work in the NCT that engages faculty as well as students, involves working directly with professionals in all aspects of production, and encourages multidisciplinary and collaborative work. In 2011, the facility was named in honor of Robin L. Farkas '54, M.B.A. '61, through a gift from his son, Andrew L. Farkas, AB 1982. Farkas Hall is home to the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the Harvard Krokadiloes, the Radcliffe Pitches, and dozens of other student productions, master classes and events each year.

Harvard Magazine article "Theatrical Debut" (January-February 2008)
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by Architects Leers Weinzapfel Associates

Building information

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Seating chart
Students submitting proposals for Farkas Hall productions may arrange a tour of the space by contacting Dana Knox, Production Coordinator of College Theater, at danaknox@fas or call 617.495.8727.

Farkas Hall facility includes:

Proscenium stage
Capacity: 250 seats, including wheelchair locations
Proscenium stage: 41'-6" wide; 27' deep; variable height to approximately 25'
Orchestra pit that plays at three positions
piano
state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems

Event Listings and Ticket Information

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