Nestled in one corner of the Forum is the CoLab, a flexible 1,550 square-foot “white box” that can be utilized for a range of activities such as exhibitions, installations, performances, receptions, and short-term projects. Pivoting partition walls comprise the west wall of the CoLab, which can be opened to the Forum or closed to define the space. Two sheetrock walls of the CoLab have plywood underneath for ease of hanging artwork, and the hard flooring is made of end-cut dark hardwood. There is a system of pipe hangers for temporary overhead rigging of theatrical equipment.
Photo Gallery: Inside the CoLab
Where is the CoLab?
The CoLab is located on the Forum level (street) of the arts complex. When entering the complex from the exterior doors near NJ Transit Princeton Station and Wawa, descend the stairs or take a gently sloping ramp down into the Forum. Pass the Hearst Dance Theater, Wallace Theater, and “dancing” staircase on your left; navigate around several seating and study areas, and the CoLab is located on the right in the rear of the Forum. When entering the Forum from the Wallace Dance Building elevator, enter the Forum and the CoLab is located straight ahead, beyond the day-of ticket counter and several seating areas with chairs and tables. When entering the Forum from the main staircase, the CoLab is to the left past the Information Desk. When entering the Forum from the Arts Tower elevator, the CoLab is located to the left. When entering the Forum from the Effron Music Building elevator or staircase, travel straight ahead and the CoLab is to the right.
The best way to access the CoLab is from the Forum level entrance on Theater Drive across from the train station where the entrance is ramp accessible. The space is also elevator accessible from the plaza at the Arts Tower entrance adjacent to the Roth box office.