Now you're 'Talkington,' let's danceNow you're 'Talkington,' let's dancehttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=174442017-08-15T05:00:00Z2017-08-15T22:00:00Z

​​​​Assortment of ballet shoesLUBBOCK – Texas Tech has broken ground on the J.T. and Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Art’s School of Theatre & Dance Complex.​

The expansion will add nearly 74,000 sf to the Charles E. Maedgen Jr. Theatre.

Construction will include a grand lobby space, a box office and a 178-seat, 5,162-sf black-box theater that will help diversify the existing theatrical spaces. 

Two rehearsal spaces, lighting and computer-assisted design and drafting (CADD) labs, a green room and makeup and dressing rooms also are included in the project. 

Three 30-seat classrooms, a scene shop and administrative and faculty offices will fill the remaining space.  

The expansion will be added to the north side of the existing Maedgen Theatre building and will cover 49,188 sf over two floors.
The School of Theatre & Dance Complex was made possible by a $10 million gift from the Talkington Foundation given to the J.T. and Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts in 2016.
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