College of Liberal Arts
The Lynne & Joseph Horning Theater
The Delaplaine Fine Arts Center, formerly known as Flynn Hall, has been home to the performing arts ever since the very first performances at the Mount. The Lynne and Joseph Horning Theater is a remarkable black-box venue and provides production capabilities that are at the forefront of theater technology. The recent renovation has added features such as:
- Modular risers that allow for proscenium, thrust, tennis court, and arena configuration with clear sight lines.
- Plush seating for 148 patrons in the proscenium configuration and a minimum of 200 in the arena configuration.
- Pipe grid capable of hanging our 158 new lighting instruments in any configuration
- ETC Ion lighting console
- Integrated house sound system featuring multiple mixing positions for the Allen and Heath GL2000 console, moveable speakers, multiple tie-ins for video and audio, as well as an intercom system.
- Spacious lobbies
- Main stage traveler and new draperies
- Handicap seating and elevator access
- Dressing rooms and a central makeup room
- Costume and prop storage
- Dedicated backstage production shop
- Loading dock and materials lift
- Portable rigging system & 8 motorized chain lifts
- Masonite dance floor with neoprene underlay
All of this helps to give this once humble black-box an impressive punch in an infinitely customizable package. Witness this in person at one of the upcoming performances, or schedule a tour with our Admissions Office.
Interested in hosting an event here? Find out more about renting the Delaplaine Fine Arts Center.
Mount Theatre Fall Mainstage Production: Mr. Burns
Show Dates: November 6–8 at 8 p.m. & November 9 at 2 p.m.
What will happen after the apocalypse? What touchstones will humanity find? What will people remember? What if they can only remember things like ... "The Simpsons"? Washburn's play poses a future defined by popular culture, and at the same time portrays a humanity searching for stories from the past to tell around campfires that will light the future.
Check out the Department of Visual and Performing Arts Calendar
to see what is going on in the Horning Theatre.