The Lewis Arts complex is home to the Programs in Dance, Theater and Music Theater, and the Princeton Atelier. The complex includes the Wallace Dance Building and Theater, which houses the Wallace Black Box Theater, the Hearst Dance Theater, and several other theater and dance studios, some of which are also used for public performances; the Arts Tower, which houses the Hurley Gallery, the CoLab, Ellie’s Dance Studio, a seminar room, administrative offices, and is home to the Princeton Atelier; and the Effron Music Building, which houses the Lee Music Performance & Rehearsal Room, the Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk) studio, the Lee Jazz Studio, and two floors of instrumental studios and practice rooms.
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Mezzanine & Level 1
How do I get to the Lewis Arts complex?
The Lewis Arts complex is located on the Princeton University campus at 122 Alexander Street in Princeton, NJ.
Getting to the complex
From the NJ Transit Princeton Station, Theater Drive Garage, Visitor Lot 20, and the transit parking lot, sidewalks with curb cuts lead to the Forum level entrance. This is the best entrance to use if you are coming from the Train Station or the Transit lot, the Theater Drive Garage, Visitor Lot 20, or the Wawa.
Steps lead down to the entrance of the complex but there is also an exterior ramp to the entrance. The Forum functions as a lobby for the main venues and as a gathering and informal performance space. Once inside the Forum, ramps are available for any level change in the floor. Flooring is a hard wood surface.
The complex is also accessible from the Plaza level, on the same elevation as McCarter Theatre Center’s Berlind Theater and the nearby restaurants, Roots Ocean Prime and the Dinky Bar & Kitchen. This will be the best entrance to use if you are coming from those locations or most other campus locations. From campus walkways, sidewalks and metered parking on University Place and Alexander Street, curb cuts provide access to the Plaza level. From the Plaza one can enter at the base of the Arts Tower (this is also the location of the exterior Roth Box Office); into the main entrance to the Effron Music Building; and into the Wallace Dance Building and Theater, all on flat walkways.
If you are coming from Forbes College across Alexander St., the closest entrance will be the Wallace Dance Building and Theater doors on the Plaza level.
Three elevators in the Forum go to all other levels in the Wallace Dance Building and Theater, the Arts Tower, and the Effron Music Building. One level up on the Mezzanine level is the Hurley Gallery. To access the Gallery from the Arts Tower elevator, exit the elevator on the M level and go through the first set of double doors on your right, then use the second set of doors to the left to enter the gallery space.
Elevators are near the other entrances to the arts complex buildings, which serve all levels of the complex’s buildings.