Lewis Arts complex

Wallace Theater

The Wallace Theater is a 3,600 square foot black box theater designed to support a variety of production types including drama, musicals, dance, and multimedia events. The multi-form theater can seat up to 150 in various flexible audience configurations and includes a mezzanine level seating gallery. The adjacent Theater Annex functions as an extension to the black box theater stage or can be walled off as a separate space. The theater, finished in perforated black metal and equipped with overhead catwalks for lighting and rigging, features the newest technology in LED lighting for theatrical production and offers video and projection capabilities. The theater is also equipped with portable speakers for customizable audio playback, as well as a 6’ Boston Baby Grand Piano.

A 360 degree look inside the Wallace

Where is the Wallace Theater?

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

Street Level map (click to enlarge)

The Wallace 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. Pass the Hearst Dance Theater and main “dancing” staircase on the left; the Wallace Theater is located next on the left. When entering the Forum from the Wallace Dance Building elevator or main staircase, the Wallace Theater is immediately on the left. 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 Wallace Theater is located straight ahead.


Both stage and mezzanine levels are wheelchair-accessible, and up to 5 ADA seating positions are available in all configurations. Assistive listening device headsets are available in the Wallace Theater. Please see the house manager at the event to request a headset. 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).

The best way to access the theater is from the Forum level exterior building 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.

Learn more about the Lewis Center’s accessibility resources »

Photo Gallery: Inside the Wallace Theater