Performance Studies Facilities

The Performance Studies program is housed in the Texas A&M Liberal Arts and Humanities (LAAH) Building. Opened in 2013, the facility offers a state-of-the-art black box theater, recording studio, theater shops, rehearsal spaces, and a courtyard performance space–all of which give students extraordinary opportunities to develop their work as creative artists and scholars. LAAH is open from 6:30am to 10pm, Monday through Friday. Please consult the Reserving PERF Spaces Policy and LAAH’s Emergency Evacuation Plan for more information.

For PERF Room Reservations please submit a request on After the request is submitted, we will reply from our email address with questions and/or a confirmation.

  • Students take measurements to make costumes
  • Classroom with a grand piano
  • Student playing a piano
  • Black stage space with a small seating section for audiences
  • Small lecture hall with tables

Music Computer Lab

This specialized computer lab is equipped with twenty-five Apple iMac workstations. It is a fully-equipped teaching space, with audio and video support via a teaching lectern. The lab includes ten MIDI controller keyboards, two interactive kiosks, and an electronics workbench. Each iMac is loaded with the latest music creation and editing software such as Logic Pro, Max, Sibelius, and more. Ten of the workstations also have access to the Adobe Creative Cloud.

Student playing a keyboard attached to an iMac

Recording Studio

Complex audio mix board inside a recording studio

Our recording studio includes a control room, large recording room, and small recording room; including additional tie lines with the black box theatre (see below) and the rehearsal room (LAAH 126). The studio is centered around a Logic Pro digital audio workstation; and includes an Antelope Orion32 AD/DA converter, Genelec monitors, a variety of rack-mounted audio effects processors and pre-amplifiers, and an ample selection of professional-quality microphones.

Theater Computer Lab

The theater computer lab is a fully equipped digital drafting and rendering studio.  It contains 30 iMac workstations with technical and creative software (i.e., Adobe Creative Cloud, AutoCAD, Vectorworks, and more), a 42″ color plotter, color laser printer, large format inkjet printer, large format scanner, and digital drawing tablets at every station. The lab is wired for multimedia presentations and is an active teaching/lab space.

Theater Drafting Lab

Drafting stations for individuals spread out in the theater drafting lab

The theater drafting lab is a fully equipped traditional drafting and rendering studio.  It contains 16 professional grade drafting stations.  The lab is wired for multimedia presentation and is an active teaching/lab space.

Black Box Theater

The black box theater is a reconfigurable lab/performance studio.  It is fully equipped with circuiting for theatrical lighting, a customizable sound system, and a mezzanine area for technical management and production.  The black box has direct access to two dressing rooms and the scene shop.  This space is ideal for directing scenes, acting studio, lighting lab and inter-media performance.

Black stage space with a small seating section for audiences

Rehearsal Rooms

The theater rehearsal rooms are large open floor plan rooms.  Both rooms contain configurable seating for 30, and full length mirrors on one wall. Rehearsal room 1 includes a full lighting grid and circuiting theatrical instrumentation. Rehearsal room 2 includes a sprung floor for movement work, and 2 portable dance barres.

Students stand in a circle doing improv warm ups

Room Access

For student access to card-swipe locks in the program, the PERF faculty member sponsoring the project should send the following information to

  • Full names
  • UINs
  • Rooms requested
  • Dates of access
  • Any special limitations on access hours (if needed)
  • The academic, professional (non-commercial), or Texas state business reason for the access

Rooms with sensitive equipment may require additional approval by the faculty or staff responsible for that area and may require an orientation session before independent access is granted.