Black Box Theater at the William C. Powers, Jr. Student Activity Center

Black Box Theater stage

We look forward to your work in the Black Box Theater!

The William C. Powers, Jr. Student Activity Center is pleased to offer our Black Box Theater for use by UT students. This experimental space offers a unique, completely pitch-dark room that can be dynamically transformed by lighting for theater, performance, art projects, music presentations, and more.

Reservation Information

Students wishing to use the Black Box Theater are permitted to reserve the space for up to seven consecutive days. This space of days allows for (and includes) rehearsal time. On-site storage is also available to house props and equipment during your use of the facility.

A/V Capabilities

The Black Box Theater was built to be flexible to adjust to the unique needs of each production.

The space is equipped with:

• A multi-functional lighting grid that can be configured to fit each production’s technical needs. (including effects, fades, spotlights, etc)
• Wireless microphones, lapel microphones, and mic stands are available for check-out. Additional audio, video, and lighting equipment available for use. 

Other Capabilities

• The space can fit up to 150 chairs, concert style, in any configuration.
• On-site storage closet (free to use during length of your reservation).


Individuals and groups interested in using the space are instructed to use the University Unions Online Reservations System website. There, groups can search availability and submit a reservation request.

Further questions can be made via our contact page, or by calling our main reservation line at (512) 475-6628.

Note: Each group or individual using the space meets in advance with the A/V team to coordinate their specific technical needs. WCP staff are here to provide technical training for all productions in the Black Box Theater.