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Scene & Props Shop

large shop with bleachers being constructed for stage production

Location: W440

Measuring 70'x45', the Scene and Prop Shop supports the construction of set pieces, scenery and properties for the Drama Mainstage, TheatreXtra, as well as serves as a lab space for class work. This very well-equipped shop space is able to provide the space and tools necessary to build full sets (up to two stories), and full-sized backdrops.

Scenery and props materials include wood, paint, metal, styrofoam, plastics, fabrics, upholstery, and electronics. Equipped with top-of-the-line hand and power tools and supplies students receive comprehensive hands-on experience in a fully-staffed workshop space.

Storage spaces are dedicated to housing oversized flats, a revolve, rake and stock set pieces. A Props Storage/Trap room contains a vast collection of hand props, stock furniture, paper props, a collection of production weaponry and armour, and set-dressing supplies (antiques and knick-knacks).

Who can use the space

Department of Drama students and classes.

When available, any registered University of Lethbridge student who completes the safety orientation may also use the space under supervision of the technicians.

All users of the Scene and Prop Shop must complete a safety orientation and obtain WHMIS certification prior to using the space.

Shop hours

Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

Technical Specifications

  • Altendorf sliding panel table saw
  • Large throat band saw
  • Wood lathe
  • Cordless cold-cutting metal saws
  • pneumatic tools (air sprayers, air-brushes, micro pinners, nailers)
  • X-carve - computer assisted CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machine
  • Advanced wood working tools