Agassiz House, which houses the theater as well as other facilities, was built in 1904 and is now operated by the Radcliffe Institute. Radcliffe's support of undergraduate theater dates back to 1884, when the Idler Club, an all-female theatrical group, was founded. Eugene O'Neill, Philip Barry, Arthur Kopit, Stockard Channing, Peter Sellars and John Lithgow are among those who got their start on its stage. Professor William Alfred once said, "Agassiz Theatre is the nursery of every little theater in America." The Agassiz is home to the Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert and Sullivan Players, the annual South-Asian cultural celebration, Ghungroo and many other productions. Approximately 750 undergraduates are involved in Agassiz Theatre productions each year and thousands more attend its productions.
Students submitting proposals for Agassiz Theatre 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.
The Agassiz Theatre facility includes: