Arts Facilities

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Mattin Center

Swirnow Theater

The Swirnow Theater is behind the Bamboo Cafe. It is used for performances by student arts groups during the academic year and professional groups during the early summer.

Center for Visual Arts Studios

The Center for Visual Arts has three studios on the second floor of the Ross Jones Building. Academic classes include Drawing, Painting, Photography, Cartooning, Art in Architecture, 3-D Design and others. For more information, visit the Center for Visual Arts website.

Digital Media Center

The Digital Media Center is on the second floor of the Morris Offit Building. It offers workshops for students and has high-end computers and studios for audio and visual media projects. For more information visit the Digital Media Center website.

Individual Music Practice Rooms

Individual practice rooms are located on the first floor of the Ross Jones Building. There are ten individual practice rooms, seven with pianos, two with mirrors, and one with a drum set. The pianos and drum set are not allowed to leave the rooms.

Mattin 105

Mattin 105, a small rehearsal room, is on the first floor of the Ross Jones Building. It is used for Peabody at Homewood classes during the day and for a cappella and small group rehearsals on evenings and weekends. It appropriate for groups up to 20 people.

Mattin Second Decade Society Room (SDS Room or Mattin 101)

The Mattin Second Decade Society Room, a large rehearsal room, is on the first floor of the Ross Jones Building. It is used during the day for Peabody at Homewood classes. Evenings and weekends it is used by the JHU Bands, Choral Society, Gospel Choir and dance groups. The legal limit of people in the room for lectures or performances is 160. To reserve the SDS Room for an arts event, contact Eric Beatty, director of Homewood Arts Program, at ebeatty@jhu.edu. To reserve the SDS Room for a non-arts event, submit a Homewood Space scheduling request form.

Caplan Dance Studio

The Caplan Dance Studio is on the first floor of the Morris Offit Building and is used by the student dance groups. To reserve the studio, contact Eric Beatty, director of Homewood Arts Program, at ebeatty@jhu.edu.

Bamboo Café / Theater Lobby

Bamboo Café is in the Swirnow Theater Building. Hours are posted. To enquire about the Cafe for an arts event, contact Eric Beatty, director of Homewood Arts Program, at ebeatty@jhu.edu.

Other Arts Facilities

Arellano Theater

The Arellano Theater in Levering Union has approximately 150 seats. It is used for performances by student theatre and comedy groups.

Shriver Hall

Shriver Hall is the main auditorium for the Homewood Campus with 1100 seats. The hall is used for Hopkins Symphony Orchestra, Shriver Hall Concert Series, films, concerts, multi-group a cappella concerts and dance performances.

Bloomberg Hall, Schafler Auditorium

Schafler Auditorium, with 320 seats, is used for performances by a cappella groups.