Lewis Arts complex

Hearst Dance Theater

The Hearst Dance Theater, located inside the Wallace Dance Building at the Lewis Arts complex, is a flexible 3,600 square foot space with sprung floor that can seat up to 120 for dance performances and is used as a rehearsal and dance studio space. The interior walls of the dance theater are foamed aluminum that can also be draped in black. The theater features the newest technology in LED lighting for theatrical production and is equipped for projection and video recording capabilities.

A 360 degree look inside the Hearst Dance Theater

Where is the Hearst Dance Theater?

Map of the Forum level of the Lewis Center for the Arts

Street Level map (click to enlarge)

The Hearst Dance Theater is located on the Forum (street) level 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, where the theater is on your left. When entering the Forum from the Wallace Dance Building elevator or main staircase, the Hearst Theater is located on the right. When exiting the Arts Tower elevator or Effron Music Building elevator or staircase, cross the Forum, pass the Information Desk on your right, navigate around several small seatings areas with chairs and tables, and the entrance to the Hearst Theater is located to the left of the staircase.


Seating in the Hearst Theater is flexible and both stage and gallery levels are wheelchair-accessible, with up to (5) ADA seating positions available in all configurations. Patrons are encouraged to call in advance to inquire about the seating set-up, reserve a floor-level seat or wheelchair space (with companion seating) or let the house staff know of your need when you arrive (please try to arrive at least 15 minutes before curtain time). Assistive listening device headsets are available in the theater. Please see the house manager at the event to request a headset.

The best way to access the theater is from the Forum level entrance on Theater Drive across from the train station where the entrance is ramp accessible. The theater is also elevator accessible from the plaza at the Arts Tower entrance adjacent to the Roth box office.

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Photo Gallery: Inside the Hearst Dance Theater