Facility Use Form
The Moreau Center for the Arts was built in 1956 to
establish a cultural arts center, provide a learning environment for students
and to present a variety of fine arts for the region. The building contains two performance
venues: O’Laughlin Auditorium (1,300
seats) and the Little Theatre (275 seats).
The Moreau Center is home to the Department of Art, the Department of
Music, The Department of Communication Studies, Dance, and Theatre and The
Office Campus and Community Events. The Moreau
Center also contains the Moreau Art Galleries.
Both performance venues in the Moreau Center have been used for classes, rehearsals, public performances, internal
events and external rentals. These areas
contain stage equipment shared by many departments and offices. This includes stage
curtains, concert pianos, costumes and costume shop, scene shop, an orchestra
shell, lighting systems, sound systems, a full 47 line rigging system in
O’Laughlin, video projectors, projection screens for both spaces, and box office
Every fall, the faculty and
Campus and Community Events meet to reserve the performance spaces for the next
academic year. Priority is given to
Music, Dance, and Theatre classes which require performances, concerts, or
recitals for their majors. Priority is
also given to major College events, such as Honors Convocation and
Orientation. Second priority is given
to Admissions for recruiting events dates and the Performing Arts Series. Third priority is given to Student Groups and
Use of the Moreau Center performance spaces must be
scheduled through Campus and Community Events and only under the direct,
on-site, supervision of Saint Mary’s faculty or staff members. Since the equipment contained in these
spaces is valuable and specific to the spaces, staff and faculty must insure
that only properly trained personnel will have access to the equipment and
operate it under safe and accepted industry standards. Failure to comply with these standards may
result in serious injury, or loss of life.
Any use of the performance spaces must include properly trained technical
crew and adequate staffing for on-stage activities, the control booth and front
of house personnel.
Saint Mary’s Faculty, staff, or administrators must be
present during the rehearsal periods and during performances to insure safe,
proper use of all stage equipment, including: lighting, sound, rigging and projection
systems, scenery, props, costumes and any activity using the scene shop .
A signed use form must be on file in the Office of
Special Events prior to the beginning of each rehearsal or performance. This
form will identify the nature and scope of the event planned for The Little
Theatre or O’Laughlin. The form will
also establish accountability for use of these spaces.