Students painting in the scene shop

Scene Shop

Interested in creating a 1960s urban playground or a Commedia dell’Arte traveling set? Our scene shop will give you all the tools you need to transport the audience to a new world. Located in the heart of The Playhouse, our scene shop is a convenient and safe space for you to learn your craft. Our professors will teach you how to use the shop’s power tools and other equipment to construct all kinds of scenery out of wood, Styrofoam, and steel. Once the sets are built, you’ll use our full palette of dry, scenic pigments to create 3-D effects.

The scene shop uses the following equipment:

  • Air hose stations
  • Assembly table
  • Chop saw
  • CutAwl saw
  • Drill press
  • Dust suction machine
  • Radial arm saw
  • Rolling shop work center
  • Router table
  • Table saw

Scene Shopcam

Want to see what happens in the shop? Visit the Playhouse’s live shopcam to get an inside-look at classes, builds, and paints. Watch our live shopcam.

​Museum of the Cutawl

Want to know more about one of the most unique gadgets in our shop? Get a complete history of the Cutawl machine.