Roberts Studio Theatre

Welcome to the Nancy and Edward Roberts Studio Theatre! Please have a look around In our 360º venue tour above to see the space from all angles.

Note that the floor treatment pictured In these photos was installed for a production. The floor beneath is black.

(This tour works best on desktop).


General Information

Seating Capacity: 209 is our standard capacity which is included with rental, and is also pictured above. Please contact us to discuss alternate seating arrangements for this flexible space, which can be increased depending on the size and scope of the event.

Stage Specifications:

Event Rental Information

Calderwood Pavilion Event Brief.pdf

Technical Specifications

Dimensions and Measurements

Stage/Room Dimensions:


Control Booths


Sound System Description and Communications

The sound system provided is intended to meet the needs of a more flexible space. Please see Appendix B of the Renter's Handbook for equipment list. There are some minor sound bleed issues between the Roberts Studio Theatre and the Atelier/505 condos above; because of this, all additional speakers attached to the grid must be hung on sound isolating brackets (current inventory is equipped with these brackets). The Calderwood also reserves the right to require the volume to be adjusted at any time in order to minimize sound bleed into the neighboring apartments.

A special note for musicals:

Companies may also be required to put orchestra members on sound isolating mats or carpets and/or to build sound baffles around the orchestra. Also for this reason, no orchestra members may be placed or either of the 2nd floor galleries without prior written approval from the Calderwood Pavilion Manager.


Clear Com wired two-channel system is available for stage crew use. Backstage paging system can be implemented from Clear Com main station as well as a microphone backstage. Audio and video monitoring systems are also in place. House technical staff will do setup of these systems in accordance with renter’s needs as part of the base rental package.

Dressing Rooms

Please see our Dressing Rooms page for more information. The number of dressing rooms assigned and their location are dependent on the needs of each production using the venue.

Scaffolding Unit

The Roberts Studio Theatre is equipped with a rolling scaffolding unit that can comfortably reach the grid from the deck level. Assembly and disassembly must be led by a member of the Calderwood Staff. Please see the assembly guide here.

Reference Imagery:

Lighting Inventory

Lighting Cable Inventory

Scaffolding Unit

Scaffolding Unit

Interested in renting the Roberts Studio Theatre? Please email