Chipola College Center For The Arts

Marianna, Florida

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Prominently located at the entrance to the college, the Center for the Arts has become the new “front door” of Chipola College’s campus. With about 10,000 annual visitors for theater productions, artist series events, and performances for 6,000 area school children, the facility is fulfilling the dreams and cultural needs of its students, local residents, visitors, and community organizations. The Center includes a 655-seat performance theater with a fly loft and orchestra pit, a 150-seat experiential “black box” theater for intimate works, cutting-edge programs, and recitals. There is also an art gallery, a spacious green room, four dressing rooms capable of handling between 40-60 performers, a dance studio, costume shop, and a two-story set design workshop. Most notably, the lobby functions as a central gathering space for the performance venues, as well as a place for social and fundraising functions.