Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium in Carver Hall

200 East Second Street, Bloomsburg, PA, 17815, USA

Carver Hall is the icon of Bloomsburg University and is included in the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1869, it has evolved over the years: the dome was added in 1900 to give the building an Independence Hall look, and the clock in the tower came as a result of a fund-raising project by students and faculty in 1911. It houses the offices of the president and the provost and vice president for academic affairs, as well as the Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium on the second floor.

Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium

Housed on the second floor of Carver Hall is the lovely Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium. Renovated in 2014, this Victorian era intimate theatre seats 568. Used for lectures and small ensemble productions, Gross Auditorium is an ideal performance space and is the stage for Concerts @ Carver, the university’s showcase series for Pennsylvania and international performing artists.

Technical Information

Seating Plan [PDF – 69.1KB]

Lecture and Presentation System

Gross Auditorium is equipped with a state of the art integrated projection system.

Rehearsal space

Rehearsal space can be provided on the stage proper. Requests for rehearsal space must be made at least two full weeks in advance.

Dressing Rooms

Two interconnected backstage dressing spaces provide spacious, private preparation for performers. A private lavatory is located adjacent to the dressing area. Dressing rooms are equipped with lighted mirrors and make-up counters.

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Mitrani Hall in the Haas Center for the Arts

200 East Second Street, Bloomsburg, PA, 17815, USA

Home to the Bloomsburg University Department of Music, Theatre and Dance, and the Celebrity Artist Series, the Haas Center’s office space, rehearsal rooms, classrooms, lobbies, art gallery, and the spacious Mitrani Hall comprise the majority of the academic and entertainment space. Approximately 75,000 patrons visit and use this facility annually.

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Mitrani Hall

Following a generous gift from Marco and Louise Mitrani in 1981 to fund acoustical improvements, the large auditorium of Haas Center was named Mitrani Hall. Renovated in 1996, the auditorium now seats 1,858 people in modern ergonomic theatre seats. Mitrani Hall is now one of the largest and finest indoor auditoriums in Northeast Pennsylvania. The stage is home to many campus performance groups, academic and lecture presentations, large lecture classes and the acclaimed Celebrity Artist Series.

Technical Information

A traditional proscenium stage, the opening of Mitrani Hall is 20′ high X 60′ wide. A 32 channel mixing console and digital amplification for audio enhancement; and a fully computerized lighting control system make the hall a highly desirable performance space. Mitrani Hall hosts approximately 300 public events presented annually.

Lecture and Presentation System

Mitrani Hall is equipped with a state of the art integrated projection system.

Rehearsal Space

Rehearsal space is available directly behind Mitrani Hall. Requests for rehearsal space must be made at least two weeks in advance by contacting the director of performing arts facilities.

Box Office

The Performing Arts Box office is located in the front lobby of Haas Center for the Arts. The Box Office provides a fully staffed ticketing space and “will-call” counter. All University events are ticketed through this facility. The Box Office is fully computerized with on demand ticketing and seat selection via the internet. Click here to visit the Box Office Page.

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