Kogod Theatre

Located at the base of the grand staircase.

Kogod Theatre

The Robert & Arlene Kogod Theatre is a multi-purpose, flexible black box theatre.

With its theatrical lighting system and various theatre seating configurations that accommodate up to 156 guests, the Kogod Theatre is a versatile space for performances, workshops and special events, including receptions and seated dinners.


  • Various theatre seating configurations for up to 156 guests
  • Seated dinner capacity for up to 144 guests
  • Standing reception capacity for up to 185 guests
  • For detailed seating information, visit the Kogod Theatre Seating page.

Naming donors: Robert And Arlene Kogod

Robert and Arlene Kogod are among a distinguished group of arts philanthropists who embraced the vision of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and provided significant support to realize the dream in 2001.

Motivated by their passion for the performing arts, particularly theatre, they named the multi-purpose, black box theatre and continue to provide annual support for the Center’s programs, including a variety of theatre productions that occur each year in the Robert & Arlene Kogod Theatre.

More information

For a list of events that have taken place or will take place in the Kogod Theatre, click here.

For information on rental of the Kogod Theatre, click here.

For technical specifications of the Kogod Theatre, click here.