Yale to Move Forward with New Dramatic Arts Building

Thanks to donors, a new building will provide spaces for a range of theatrical activities at Yale.

Yale University has committed to developing a landmark theatrical arts building that will bring faculty, staff, students, and guest artists under one roof and further establish downtown New Haven as a lively center for education, performance, and culture.  

A scene from Wish You Were Here

A scene from Wish You Were Here by Sanaz Toossi, directed by Sivan Battat, Yale Repertory Theatre, 2023. Photo by Joan Marcus.

A pivotal lead gift, along with other essential gifts, enables the long-envisioned project, known as the Dramatic Arts Building (DAB), to proceed. It will be the new home of the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale and Yale Repertory Theatre (Yale Rep). The building also will be a home for Yale’s undergraduate Program in Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS), and will provide dedicated rehearsal space for the Yale Dramatic Association (Dramat), the university’s oldest and largest undergraduate theater group. 

Read more about the Dramatic Arts Building.

Pictured above is a scene from Choir Boy by Tarell Alvin McCraney ’07 MFA, directed by Christopher D. Betts ’22 MFA, Yale Repertory Theatre, 2022. Photo by Joan Marcus.

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