Old Dominion University, Goode Theatre

Norfolk, Virginia, USA

This 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 Department of Communication & Theatre Arts

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