Crafton-Preyer Theatre

Located in Murphy Hall (1530 Naismith Dr.) on the KU campus, the Crafton-Preyer Theatre is the main stage for the Department of Theatre & Dance. 

The theatre is named for Jesse Allen Crafton (1890-1966), founder of the Department of Speech and Drama, and for Carl Adolph Preyer (1863-1947), pianist/composer and faculty member for 56 years.

The Crafton-Preyer features reserved seating for up to 1130 patrons.

Food is not allowed in the Crafton-Preyer. Bottled or lidded drinks are allowed. KU Dining sells wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages before curtain and during intermission of most Crafton-Preyer performances.

Latecomers are seated at the discretion of the House Manager. In most cases, latecomers will be seated in the balcony and allowed to take their assigned seats at intermission.

Elizabeth Sherbon Theatre

Located in the Robinson Center (1301 Sunnyside Ave) on the KU campus, the Elizabeth Sherbon Theatre is a black box theatre primarily used for student projects, senior showcases, and guest artist performances by the Department of Theatre & Dance.

The theatre is named for Elizabeth Sherbon (1908-2000), KU alumna and professor, who founded the University Dance Company.

The Sherbon is a black box theatre featuring general admission seating for up to 96. Food is not allowed in the Elizabeth Sherbon Theatre. Bottled and lidded drinks are allowed. Due to the intimate nature of the Sherbon Theatre latecomers cannot be seated after a performance begins.