Weber State’s Dance Program is housed in the Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts. Hosting more than 200 events and 80,000 guests annually, the Browning Center serves as a cultural hub for northern Utah. In addition to its three primary performance venues, the building boasts a bright, airy dance studio, an exclusive costume shop for the dance program and more than 150,000 square feet of educational space.
Seating an audience of 1,408, the Austad Auditorium is the crown jewel of Weber State’s performance venues. The auditorium features a digital line array sound system, full rep lighting plot, sound shell and has hosted performers of all genres, including Ballet West and Dance Theatre of Harlem.
The Allred Theater seats 272 guests and hosts performances of all genres. In addition to a full digital sound system and full rep lighting plot, the theater accommodates a Marley Dance floor, acoustic sound shell and live orchestra pit, which enhance all dance performances.
The Eccles Theater is the most intimate of the Browning Center’s performance spaces. Hosting up to 125 guests, the seats and stage can be configured in a variety of ways to work for any performance. The space has full LED lighting and can be furnished with a Marley dance floor.
WSU Dance Studio
The WSU Dance studio is a flexible space for classroom instruction and individual movement exploration. Floor-to-ceiling mirrors, ballet barres and hardwood floors help dancers hone their crafts and practice safety during rehearsal. Nearby dressing rooms and lockers are conveniently located for dancers to store belongings.
Ogden’s many community venues offer Weber State student dancers a variety of opportunities to engage in the area’s rich culture and art scene, including The Monarch, which is a reimagined 1920s industrial parking garage in downtown Ogden.