Old Dominion University, Goode Theatre

Norfolk, Virginia, USA

The new 22,050 square foot building serves as a home for the university’s budding theatre and film programs. The facility includes a flexible theatre, a fully equipped film and multimedia studio, a two-story pre-event lobby, and a range of support spaces including dressing rooms, wardrobe room, administrative offices, and a scene shop that serves both the flexible theatre and the production studio. The horseshoe-shaped, 200-seat Goode Theatre features flexible seating and stage arrangements as well as three catwalks, a balcony, and a technical ledge. The theatre provides valuable training opportunities for drama and theatre tech students by offering state-of-the-art lighting and audio technology within an adaptable, robust, and versatile venue—the perfect fit for creative, experimental, and impactful theatre.

Old Dominion University, Goode Theatre
Credit: Steve Maylone
Owner

Old Dominion University

Architect

Bora Architects | Moseley Architects

Acoustician

Jaffe Holden

Users

Old Dominion University

Seat count

200

Construction type

New construction

Theatre type

Educational

Services

Programming, concept design, theatre planning, and theatre equipment design and specification

Completion

2012

Venue website

odu.edu/commtheatre/theatre/fa...

Old Dominion University, Goode Theatre
Credit: Steve Maylone