CFA Production Center

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State-of-the-art. For the arts.

The College of Fine Arts Production Center at BU gives our students the opportunity to work in a real-world hi-tech laboratory space, allowing them to envision their future work in design and production after graduating.

We’ve got 27,000 square feet of design and production facilities, including a state-of-the-art Light and Sound lab, scenery, paint, prop, and costume shops.

The 310-foot-long production wing includes high-bay spaces for constructing, painting, and moving scenery and sets.

Also, the scene shop and paint shop are separated by 24-foot high moveable air-walls, which pull back to double the workspace for large-scale sets and connect to a corridor for easy loading into the theatre, or onto trucks for shows off-site.

Did we also mention… more than 60 design studio stations, 36 drafting tables, and two smart classrooms?

The CFA Production Center stands next to BU’s Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre. This bold modern structure encourages innovation, sparks cross-disciplinary collaborations, unifies the Performance and Design & Production programs of the School of Theatre, and invites the BU community and beyond to interact with theatre performance.

By The Numbers

The CFA Production Center has
square feet of design and production facilities
Students have access to a
square foot Scene Shop
Our famous costume shop has
pieces of costumes and accessories
The Paint Shop, which connects to the Scene Shop, has
square feet of space


Booth Theatre and the CFA Production Center were designed by internationally-recognized Elkus | Manfredi Architects. This theatre arts complex was one of the last projects that internationally acclaimed architect and urban designer Howard Elkus designed before he passed away. The construction of this complex was managed by the Bond Brothers

Students get so much more out of the experience [of working in the CFA Production Center] because they can spend the time and spread out. They are going to walk out of here with serious experience.”

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