Claire Isabel McGill Luce Auditorium - Negros Oriental Attractions

Claire Isabel McGill Luce Auditorium

Located within the grounds of Silliman University in Dumaguete is the largest fully-functioning theater outside Metro Manila, the Claire Isabel McGill Luce Auditorium.

The Auditorium was built in 1973 and completed in 1975 at a cost of P4.4 million from funds provided mainly by the Henry Luce Foundation Inc. of New York. It was named after the late wife of Henry Luce III, President of the Henry Luce Foundation Inc.

In 2008, the Luce Foundation provided additional funds to refurbish the Auditorium. Now, the auditorium is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to meet the strictest standards in theater.

The Luce Auditorium is fully airconditioned and accomodates 923 seaters. The Proscenium stage covers an area of 8.23 meters in length and 15.28 meters in width. Moreover, the lighting is powered by a light control system with 80 channels. The auditorium also houses a ballet studio, a gallery, a piano room and the Luce Auditorium office.

With the funds of Luce Foundation and the works of Siliman University, the Luce Auditorium remains to be the center for Culture and Arts in the Visayas-Mindanao region. Together, it aims to cultivate and promote the passion of theatre, music, dance, and other forms of art expression among the students of the university and the community at large.



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