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Dorothy Jemison Day Theater

Dorothy Jemison Day Theater

ASFA's 500-seat, state- of-the-art theater on the school campus.  At just over 19,000 square feet, it is the only theater of its size in the region appropriate for intimate community and school venues, with ideal viewing and acoustics. Designed as a professional venue, it will serve as both a performance and a teaching facility for the school and will provide an optimum learning experience for the students. 

The building includes a fly tower for changing scenery, green room, rest rooms and dressing rooms for performers, audience rest rooms, and scene shop for designing sets. The sound and light booth will be large enough for teaching 15 students at a time. Total square footage for the theater will be 19,212 feet.

The construction is the result of a seven year fund raising effort by the ASFA Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization that owns and rents the current facility to the school. The new theater will help stimulate the economic development and revitalization of the downtown arts district, which has a shortage of performance venues available to local performing artists.

Major donors include Alabama Power Foundation, Regions Bank, EBSCO, Daniel Foundation, Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, Hillcrest Foundation, Jemison Investment, Hugh Kaul Foundation, Robert Meyer Foundation, Compass Bank, Vulcan Materials Foundation, AT&T Foundation, Joseph S. Bruno Foundation, Walls Foundation, and many individual donors.

Fast Facts:
     Seats: 500
     Stage Size: 40 x 8

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Dorothy Jemison Day Theater

Alabama School of Fine Arts, 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd, Birmingham, Alabama 35203


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