FGCU TheatreLab

TheatreLab is the black box performance space for the productions of the FGCU Theatre Program. The theatre is located in the Arts Complex on the FGCU campus, seats up to 90, and the configuration often changes depending on the production, so every play has a unique feel.

2024-25 TheatreLab Season

Season images created by Olivia Daley ('23, Theatre)

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The TheatreLab is located in the Arts Complex on the FGCU campus. Our TheatreLab is a black box performance space that seats up to 90 people in various seating configurations. The seating typically changes for each production, so every play you see here has a unique feel. The flexibility of this space, along with the intimacy the audience feels with the performers, allows for a unique experience. 

Hello students interested in FGCU Theatre! 

We hope that you are all safe and sound following the devastation of Hurricane Ian. FGCU has announced that classes and school activities will resume on Monday, October 10. Please keep a look out on your FGCU and Canvas e-mails for notes from your professors and the FGCU administration regarding updates to semester deadlines. 

Among these updated deadlines are those for auditions for Spring 2023 Advanced Acting classes. For priority consideration, submissions should be received by Friday, October 14th @ 5pm. 

The virtual auditions pertain to the following courses: 

  • Acting for the Camera (Mondays 10:30am -1:15pm) – VanderMeer 
  • Creating New Theatre (Mondays 1:30pm - 4:15pm) – VanderMeer 
  • Acting II (Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:30am-11:45am) – Mellian 
  • The Actor's Instrument (Wednesdays 1:30pm-4:15pm) – Mellian 

Video auditions can be taped with a cell phone or in-home equipment (Please no performance reels, commercial clips, or professionally edited studio tapes.) Time limit is 60 seconds TOTAL and can include one monologue or two contrasting monologues.  Full video guidelines and the online audition form are available via the following link: 


If you have questions about a specific class, please reach out to the faculty member(s) noted above. 

Please note that a separate in-person audition will be held for the Spring 2023 production of Antigone. The previously announced Saturday, October 8 audition date has been postponed. Further details on a new date will be forthcoming. 

Did you know that you can also earn service learning hours by working on a play or ushering at FGCU!?!

How can I purchase tickets?     Tickets are available online through our ticketing website.

Will my tickets be mailed to me?     No. While you will receive a confirmation email after your purchase, tickets will not be mailed, but will be held at the Box Office and will be available one hour prior to the performance.

Are there assigned seats?     All of our performances are General Admission, so there are no assigned seats. If, however, you have specific seating needs, please contact Joanna Naumes, Events Coordinator, at jnaumes@fgcu.edu at least 72 hours prior to the performance to work on accomodations.

Can I pick my tickets up in advance?     Unfortunately, no. Feel free to print the confirmation email as proof of purchase, but your name will be on a Will Call list at the Box Office one hour prior to the performance.

How early should I arrive prior to the performance?     If you have not purchased tickets in advance, it is recommended that you arrive approximately 1/2 hour prior to the performance to ensure enough time to purchase the tickets and find seats.

Are food and drinks allowed in TheatreLab?     Yes, but please note that there are only vending machines in the Arts Complex, so coffee, tea, and other specific snacks would need to be purchased prior to arrival.

Is there late seating?     Unfortunately not. Due to the intimate nature of TheatreLab, in conjunction with lighting limitations, we are unable to seat patrons who arrive after the doors have closed. Late arrivals are more than welcome to wait until intermission, if there is one, so they can see the second part of the performance.

Something came up and I can no longer attend the performance. Can I get a refund?     Unfortunately, we have a no exchange and no refund policy. Only our season subscribers have the ability to change performances. If you would like more information on becoming a subscriber, please contact Joanna Naumes, Events Coordinator, at jnaumes@fgcu.edu.