Facilities and rentals

The Department of Drama and Speech Communication has flexible, well-equipped spaces for classes and project work. To make rental arrangements, please contact Janelle Rainville.

Theatre of the Arts - ML 135

Wide angle shot of stage and audience seating

The Theatre of the Arts, located in the Modern Languages Building (ML), has an amphitheatre stage which seats approximately 400 people. The department uses the Theatre of the Arts for classes as well as performances. For rental information, please contact Janelle Rainville.  

Check out our online calendar to view availability of the space.  

Fill out the Production requirements document to specify your needs for your event.  

Seating Map (pdf)

Production Requirements (pdf)

Production Requirements (xls)

Studio 180 - HH 180

Studio 180 with show

The intimate Studio 180, located in Hagey Hall (HH) seats 60 people, and houses classes, productions, and student performance projects. Studio 180 may be booked by Drama students for rehearsal purposes. For rental information, please contact Gill Lesperance.  

Check out our online calendar to view availability of the space.  

Studio - ECH 2108

East Campus Hall Studio

The studio in East Campus Hall (ECH) is a flexible space used for classes, and student and faculty production projects. Enquiries may be directed to Professor Glenn Stillar.

Drama Production Office - ML 127

Our production office, located next to the Theatre of the Arts, is available for student stage managers, assistant stage managers, production managers, and designers working on departmental performance projects.

The Green Room - ML 137

The Drama student lounge is the Green Room, equipped with a fridge and microwave.  It is also the home of our Silversides Collection of DVDs, CDs and vinyl records.  Students are welcome to borrow from the collection.

The Speech Communication Lounge - PAS 1282

The Speech Communication Student Lounge is open Monday-Friday from 10 am-10 pm, and it's available for all SPCOM students to relax and connect with other students or to work on readings and assignments.

Employment Opportunity for Sessional Instructors

The Speech Communication program at the University of Waterloo is searching for several new sessional instructors to teach core communication courses.  Based in a liberal arts faculty with high national and international standards, the Speech Communication program currently serves approximately 150 majors, 50 minors, and delivers many sections of communication courses to four Faculties from across the University.

Sessional instructors could teach up to three sections per academic term of the following courses: Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Science Communication, or Communication in the Engineering Professions. Each of these courses include emphases on foundational communication competencies and are designed to align with the Speech Communication program objectives. More information on the Speech Communication program can be found here:


Interested instructors should have a PhD or be working toward completing a PhD, and should send a CV and a brief letter of interest that addresses qualifications and teaching philosophy to:

Dr. Robert Danisch

Chair, Department of Drama and Speech Communication

University of Waterloo

200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1