Our Studio Theatre shares full backstage and dressing room capabilities with our Main Stage. Located within The Gathering Place, this flexible space can accommodate groups and audiences of up to 220. The seating, lighting, and stage location are reconfigurable within this intimate space, providing an auditorium built to suit the specific requirements of your production. Retractable stadium-style seating with fixed padded chairs exist on one side of the room, and can be folded away to provide an open floorplan for cabaret or center stage performances. Found just off the main lobby of The Gathering Place, the Studio can also serve as additional flex space to complement your existing rental needs.

Advantages of the Studio Theatre:

Seating for up to 220
Black Box Environment for Maximum Flexibility
House Management Staff & Volunteer Ushers
ADA Compliant w/ available Hearing Assistance Devices
Two Full Loading Docks
Dedicated Catwalk Level Sound/Lighting Booth
Box Office & Ticketing Services Available
Dressing Room and Green Room Access
Ample Free Parking in a Secure Lot


(904) 276-6815 ex. 7
to speak with our Technical Director,
Jan-Hein Phelps or email him here.


Venue For All Types Of Occasions

Intimate Productions

As a true “black box”-style venue, we offer stage and seating options that are infinitely reconfigurable to build the perfect foundation for connecting to your audiences directly. Small cast productions, cabarets, one man shows, and artist showcases are all a perfect fit for this intimate space. Your audience will leave feeling connected and inspired by your production, in a way that just isn’t possible within a larger auditorium. At the Thrasher-Horne Center Studio Theatre, we help you to establish a direct connection between your art and the community.

Music Performances

When booking concert dates for a hot new artist, a just-under-the-radar band, or a local musical favorite, look no further than the Thrasher-Horne Center Studio Theatre. With excellent lighting and sound capabilities, you are assured that your performers will always look and sound their very best. The option of a standing or seated audience, general admission or assigned seats, or any combination of the above allows for limitless customization and comfort for your fans. Our Studio also boasts professional concessions availability, full ADA compliance, merchandise table options, and a direct connection to our backstage dressing rooms and green room, when available. In the Studio Theatre, the comfort of your artists and fans is our top priority.

Showcases (Dance/Chorus/Band)

Music and art are best experienced in an intimate setting. Our audiences at Thrasher-Horne Center have consistently rated our Studio Theatre with high marks, partly due to the direct artist connection they are able to foster within the space. It is an experience that cannot be duplicated in a traditional proscenium theatre, and for this reason it is the ideal setting for artist showcases of all forms. Whether your group’s artistic disciplines fall in the category of vocal performance, orchestral performance, dance, or various other types of expression, look to our Studio to provide the perfect foundation for your upcoming staging. Ballroom dance groups and school recitals have also found this room to be a perfect fit.

Parties & Events

Business groups, non-profit organizations and local government agencies are among a few of our clients who turn to us time and again for their party and event needs, but our Studio Theatre is also perfect for hosting your upcoming family or personal celebration. Take the responsibility and hassle off of yourself and your home, and allow us to open our doors for a no-stress event your family and friends will remember for years to come. With professional servers and bartenders available, plus a full warming kitchen for catered meals and buffets, we have your next celebration covered from beginning to end. In addition, club events such as ballroom dance and children’s recitals shine just as brightly in our Studio Theatre.


Width 39’-0”
Depth 55’-0”
Height (bottom of catwalks) 20’-0”
Platform Stage 16’-0” x 12’-0” (no soft goods)
Loading access is from 10’0” wide by 10’0” high loading doors.
Seating Capacity (flexible) 220
Space offers table top cabaret seating, folding chair rows, or retractable stadium-style seating.
*This is a flexible space. The size of the stage can be increased depending on the seating needed. The current specs are based on maximum seating capacity.

All soft goods are dead hung from the pipe grid. There is no fly tower and limited catwalk access to the grid or hanging positions. All repositioning of house soft goods is at the discretion of the Technical Director and the technical staff of Thrasher-Horne Center.
“Proscenium” legs are sometimes possible, with no front curtain.
1 full stage traveler to cover back wall
Stage floor to pipe grid height is 20’0”

Male and female chorus dressing rooms each have 25 mirrored stations, incandescent make‐up lights, chairs, 4 sinks, 4 showers, refrigerator, and attached bathroom.
8 Additional dressing rooms provide private accommodations for 20 extra entertainers in groups of twos and fours, each room with dressing mirrors, wardrobes, and full private baths.
Green Room has a small kitchen, with stove, refrigerator, microwaves, dishwasher, and sink facilities, as well as assorted seating and buffet & prep areas.
Both the Green Room and the Dressing Rooms have audio monitoring capability of both performance spaces in the Thrasher-Horne Center.
Availability of these spaces is not guaranteed, based on Main Stage production requirements.

178 Strand CD80SV 2.4Kw hardwired
6 Strand CD80SV 6.0Kw hardwired
ETC element
Performance distribution and Cue Light system
Strand Show Net network control system
Strand wireless handheld lighting system remote
Custom DMX512 (1990) and Ethernet Show Net distribution

Integrated JBL full range reinforcement system with Crest Audio X-Eight-HS
Main House 16 x 8 Audio Mixing Console
Listening Assistance (UHF):
Listen Technologies LT800/216 system with 4 LR400 receivers
Intercom & Paging:
Clear Com CS-222 Master station with single channel wired stations including intercom, paging, and stage audio monitor to all dressing rooms, green room, and production offices

For events, the Thrasher-Horne Center is managed by a full‐time Technical Director and Assistant Technical Director. All other technical staff is made up of highly skilled IATSE stagehands when needed.