The Center's three state-of-the-art venues as well as classrooms and lecture spaces are the perfect place for designers, stage technicians, scriptwriters, visual artists, choreographers, and performing artists to hone their crafts. During the day the Fine Arts Center houses arts classes throughout the building. During the evening, in addition to ongoing events in the Casey Theatre, student clubs including the Regis College Dance Company and the Regis College Theatre Company hold classes, open mic and improv nights, rehearsals, and performances in the Sullivan Studio Theatre. Music pours out of the choir room as the Glee Singers, Chamber Singers, and Instrument Ensemble rehearse for their concerts. The Fine Arts Center is a vibrant part of campus life and the perfect place for students to explore a variety of arts disciplines.
The Casey Theatre is the jewel of the Fine Arts Center and hosts a wide variety of artistic and cultural events for both Regis College and the local community. The theatre is handicap-accessible and its 625 seats rise in a gentle slope from the orchestra to the balcony.
Designed for both performers and designers/technicians, The Casey Theatre has direct, backstage access to the loading dock and an adjacent scene shop facilitating an easy transition from construction to installation. Lighting and sound designers have full access to the Casey Theatre’s inventory and industry standard ETC lighting and Allen and Health sound consoles for performances. Isolated behind double-paned glass windows, technicians can take advantage of all that the control booth has to offer. Performers can relax and prepare in the huge green room suite equipped with bathrooms, a large and well-lit make-up room, and laundry facilities.
The Fine Arts Center received funding through the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) for a state-of-the-art sound system in the Casey Theatre. The grant was awarded as part of the MCC’s Cultural Facilities Fund program, the goal of which is to increase investments from both the public sector and the private sector to support the sound planning and development of cultural facilities in Massachusetts.
Generous donor Al Casey dedicated the theatre in 1995 in memory of his wife Eleanor Welch Casey, Regis Class of 1946. Ellie’s passion manifested itself in her love and involvement in the performing arts and her service and leadership led many others to assist with special projects promoting the arts. The Eleanor Welch Casey Theatre is a most fitting tribute to such a magnificent patron of the arts!
The Patricia Teehan Sullivan Studio Theatre is Regis College's intimate black-box style classroom and performance space. During the day, the Sullivan is home to a variety of theatre and dance classes. At night, the Sullivan Studio Theatre is the meeting and rehearsal space for both the Regis College Dance Company and Regis College Theatre Company. The Sullivan Studio Theatre is the venue for Regis College Theatre Company's annual production, as well as other small productions throughout the academic year. Controlled from a gallery that overlooks the performance space, the Sullivan is equipped with basic theatre sound and lighting, as well as a Marley dance floor.
In 2012, the Patricia Teehan Sullivan Studio was dedicated in memory of Pat Sullivan, class of 1955, by her husband, Dick. Naming the Studio Theatre in her honor is a fitting tribute to a woman who had a passion for the arts and for Regis College.
Displaying up to five art exhibitions each academic year, the Carney Gallery continually inspires all who visit. Exhibitions include the work of both world-renowned and local artists, as well as exhibitions curated by Regis students, faculty, and staff.
Visit the Carney Gallery Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the academic year. Exhibits and artist talks are free and open to the public.