Black Box Theater

Hamilton Center
5845 General Dougher Place
Sarasota FL 34243

Black Box Theater

Built in 2010 The Black Box Theater is located within Hamilton Center. This flexible performance space seats approximately 50 people and has its own control booth for sound and lighting.

Movable stage platforms make it possible to adapt the space in a number of configurations, from seating in the round to more conventional theater-styles. True to its name, the windowless space offers the opportunity to present works in near-total darkness.

Intended first and foremost as a creative space for students, the theater is used selectively for public events, including New Music New College.

Partial funding for the Black Box Theater has been provided by a grant from the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation.


What's going on in the Black Box?

Performance Calendar

What's playing at the Black Box Theater? This calendar will keep you up to date.

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Check out the Theater Resources


BBT Policies

The BBT is primarily a New College venue devoted to academic and theatrical use. Students, thus, have the right to reserve the space for events if operating under proper procedure.

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BBT Activity Calendar

The BBT is used for classes, rehearsals, club meetings, performances and other theater-related activities.

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BBT Space Request Form

An online form to reserve the Black Box Theater.

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Theater

New College is known for its innovative approaches to the arts, and our Theater Area of Concentration (AOC) is no exception. New College’s Theater AOC is designed for students whose involvement in theatrical practice is matched by their interest in what theater does in the world.

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Black Box Groups


Windmill Theatre Company

The Windmill Theatre Company at New College of Florida is a nonprofit student-run organization that provides opportunities for theatrical experiences on campus.

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Comedy Friends

The Comedy Friends are the comedy improv group on campus who strive to create a safe and welcoming space for those who love to laugh and make others laugh in return.

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