Western Kentucky University

Scenic Design & Technology Facilities

Scene Shop Facilities

The Scene Shop is located in FAC 125 and 127, directly below the Russell Miller Theatre.  The main part of the shop measures just under 1000 SF in size. This room houses all bench and power tools as well as the paints work area.

Bench tools include a 12-inch compound miter saw, 10-in table saw, 10-inch radial arm saw, 8 ¼ -inch panel saw, 18-inch band saw, drill press, SMAW Welder, and MIG Welder. Two large 6-foot x 8-foot worktables are located behind the table saw to act as a run-off table and provides additional work area. There are also a wide assortment of hand and power tools.

An adjacent room measuring just under 500 SF houses tool storage and a props work area.

Due to shop size and layout, much of our work is performed “in space” or on stage. This allows for greater mobility and frees up workspace in the shop. A 6’x10’ material lift aids in moving tools and materials from the shop to the theatre space above.

Stock Storage

Due to storage limitations, the scene shop keeps stock pieces in multiple locations. All furniture and props are stored in Gordon Wilson Hall, room 100. Stock platforms, flats, and stair units are located just outside Fine Arts Center underneath the bleachers. We also have a large off-site storage facility that houses all the large scenery pieces that will not fit in furniture storage.

 

 Last Modified 7/19/13