R(Evolution) of the Heart of Kutztown University: Schaeffer Auditorium

Theater Renovation and Expansion

After 74 years of continuous use with virtually no major upgrades in over 20 years, and most of the original infrastructure still in place, the auditorium is in vital need of restoration and upgrading to support the programs and reservations from both on and off campus organizations held throughout the entire year.  Schaeffer Auditorium is not only used for KU Presents! presentations of world-famous touring artists, but for hundreds of conferences, events, large lectures, orientations, open houses, summer camps, and music department events.  Indeed the auditorium is an ambassador to the Kutztown University campus.

Including restoring the beauty and character of this local landmark, the project will adapt some of the unused and out-of-date spaces in the building as well as including a 14,000 square foot expansion.  This badly needed expansion will house the new dressing rooms and support rooms, a  large state-of-the-art classroom and new large rehearsal hall for the rapidly growing music department.

Expansion of Schaeffer Auditorium as seen from the President's House (southeast view)

 


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