The Tennessee Williams Center

	The Tennessee Williams Center

The Tennessee Williams Center provides unique, state-of-the-art facilities for the students and faculty. Completed in the fall of 1998, the center houses a fully equipped 175-seat variable space theatre, a 60 seat studio theatre, a drafting and design studio with student and teacher computer stations, a dance studio, costume and scenery studios, dressing and makeup rooms, and faculty offices.

The center was created with funds from the estate of Tennessee Williams as well as a bequest from J. Proctor Hill, C '60, a career banker who held a life-long interest in the performing arts.


The Tennessee Williams Connection

Tennessee Williams, one of America's greatest writers, produced 30 full-length plays and two novels, as well as numerous short stories, one-act plays, poems, and screenplays. His most famous theatrical works include The Glass Menagerie, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and A Streetcar Named Desire which earned him the Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Award. Tennessee Williams left his estate to the University of the South as a memorial to his grandfather, Walter E. Dakin, who was an 1895 graduate of The School of Theology and an ordained Episcopal clergyman. 

Tennessee Williams photo




The Proctor Hill Theatre

The 175-seat Proctor Hill Theatre is a testament to creative space. Modular seating allows the actor-audience relationship to change with each production. A catwalk along the four walls provides additional space for seating or performance while the control room houses the finest in lighting and sound equipment. 

 Guys Dolls


Guys and Dolls (2003)


The Studio Theatre

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD) Lab

Dance Studio

Scene Studio

Costume Studio

Green Room

Dressing Rooms

Make-up Rooms

Resource Library

Faculty Offices



The Tennessee Williams Center is located off of Tennessee and Kentucky Avenues on the campus of Sewanee: The University of the South.

From University Avenue: head west on Tennessee Avenue toward The Memorial Cross. Turn left onto Kentucky Avenue and turn into the parking lot past Cravens Hall.

From US 64: Turn north on Kentucky Avenue then turn right into the parking lot just before Cravens Hall.