Trustees Theater Trustees Theater
opened in 1946 as a part of Savannah's grand theater district. After purchase and restoration by the Savannah College of Art and Design some 50 years later, the Trustees Theater continues to dazzle patrons with its blend of materials, textures and geometric angles. The theater operates year-round as a large venue for the media and performing arts department, in addition to hosting lectures, live performances, concerts and films.
State-of-the-art equipment in the theater includes digital surround sound capability for film and video projection and a digital delay system that allows patrons in all areas of the theater to hear simultaneously. The lighting system includes conventional as well as automated stage fixtures and features a computerized lighting console. Comfortable dressing rooms and graciously appointed lounges offer performers and patrons a memorable experience. A multi-use performing arts center, Trustees Theater seats 1,100 people, is equipped with assisted listening devices and accommodates wheelchair seating.
Trustees Theater hosts performances in theater, dance and music; lectures; major college events; student productions; the spring fashion show
; the annual Savannah Film Festival
; film and animation screenings; conferences; and other special productions. Trustees Theater also hosts national and international touring performers. Concerts have included the B-52s, Ziggy Marley, Marvin Hamlisch, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the Chieftains, Arturo Sandoval, Wyclef Jean, Harry Belafonte, Tony Bennett, Dave Matthews, the Wallflowers, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Art Garfunkel, the Neville Brothers, India.Arie, Mandy Patinkin, Wilco, Vanessa Carlton, Ben Folds, They Might Be Giants, Blues Traveler and others.
The Lucas Theatre
offers visitors the opportunity to take a glimpse at Savannah's past while enjoying the best in entertainment.
The 150-seat, black box Mondanaro Theater is located in Crites Hall, which houses the performing arts department.