Rooms to Move

VAPA’s theater spaces are the heart of Bennington drama. The Lester Martin Theater and Margot Tenney Theater offer students the scale and flexibility to realize their vision. In our fully equipped scene and costume shops, students are guided through the design and production process.

Performance in VAPA Lester Martin Theater
Lighting grid in Lester Martin Theater

Lighting grid, Lester Martin Theater, VAPA

Rehearsal in Lester Martin Theater

Lester Martin Theater, VAPA

Alan Arkin '55

Alan Arkin '55 talking with students in Margot Tenney Theater, VAPA

Student at chop saw in scene shop

Scene shop, VAPA

Costume shop

Costume shop, VAPA

Students applying make-up for performance

Dressing room, VAPA

Performance in Downstairs Cafe

Downstairs Café (photo by Abby Mahler '16)

Large-scale puppet in Jennings Meadow

More than 400 acres of outdoor performance space (photo by Abby Mahler '16)