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Shank Theatre interior.Photo courtesy of La Jolla Playhouse.

Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre 

The Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre is a black box theatre that seats 100 audience members in its current proscenium configuration. The theatre is seated on a first-come, first-served basis, so no seating chart is available or necessary.

Technical Specifications of the Theatre

  • A 2,240 square-foot performance and rehearsal space in black box configuration with a 22-foot ceiling that features a permanently installed lighting grid and circuits.
  • Thirty-four dressing room stations are shared by the Mandell Weiss Forum.
  • A full stage management booth is currently installed for calling as well as for light and sound operation.


Please contact Mike Doyle at for information regarding lighting in the Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre.

Please contact technical director Curtis Green at for detailed plans of the venue. 



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