Hugo Young Theatre is a Proscenium House that seats 730 and is used for many of the department's Main Stage and student productions, as well as the Ashland Symphony Orchestra and other campus activities. The proscenium opening is 66' wide by 20' high and the distance from the back wall of the stage to the orchestra pit opening is approximately 30'.
Adjacent to Hugo Young Theatre is the hexagonal Studio Theatre, a black box space which seats about 75 in a semi-permanent thrust configuration. Mainstage, experimental, and student productions are produced in this theatre, including productions of our bi-annual One-Act Play Festival which is produced, directed and designed by our theatre students. It is 48' at its widest point, and has a permanent lighting grid at 17' above the stage floor. There is a small backstage area, and entrances and exits can be made from several directions. The control booth is located above the back row of seating and is accessed via catwalk. The space has its own ETC Horizon lighting control board, 36 dimmers, and sound system.