McVay Center for the Performing Arts at Morey
Housed in the historic Arthur T. Morey Field House, originally designed by Bernard Maybeck, the McVay Center for the Performing Arts at Morey is a modern, multi-functional performance venue shared by the Departments of Music and Theatre and Dance. Scheduled to open Fall of 2019, the McVay Center for the Performing Arts at Morey rounds out and compliments other existing performance and studio spaces on campus (Davis Theatre, Davis Music Hall, and Cox Auditorium). The McVay Center for the Performing Arts at Morey houses the Robert Duvall Theatre—a gorgeous, state of the art, 325 seat modified proscenium/thrust theatre. The theatrical space includes state of the art sound; the only fully LED theatrical lighting system on campus; an automated orchestra pit/lift system, which allows the entire thrust to sit at various levels for a variety of performance styles; and a fully automated over-stage fly system. The McVay Center for the Performing Arts also houses Principia College’s largest dance studio with a rehearsal space that is equal to the size of stages in both the Robert Duvall Theatre and Cox Auditorium. Additionally the McVay Center includes newly renovated dressing rooms, a green room, as well as additional office and storage space.
While the School of Government building is being renovated over the next several semesters, McVay will also house offices for faculty from the Department of Theatre and Dance. See the eDirectory on Prinweb for up-to-date administrative and faculty office locations.