Syracuse University Buildings:

John Dana Archbold Theatre

Archbold Theatre
Archbold Theatre, SU Photo & Imaging RS 8848

Groundbreaking for Renovations: March 3, 1980
Dedicated: November 13, 1980
Building Occupied: November 14, 1980; Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors" was first performance
Cost: $1.3 million
Funding: $450,000 donated, John Dana Archbold, SU trustee and grandson of theatre's namesake; $130,000, National Endowment for the Arts; $400,000, friends and patrons of Syracuse Stage
Architects: Roger Morgan, designer, with assistance from Schleicher-Soper, Syracuse; Newton S. Wiley, project architect
Contractors: Hueber-Breuer Construction Company, Syracuse
Location: 820 E. Genesee Street
Space: Seating for 499 patrons - 349 on the main floor and 150 in the balcony


Part of the Regent Theatre Complex, Archbold was located on the site of the original Regent Theatre. Creation of Archbold Theatre increased the seating capacity of Syracuse Stage, SU's performance theatre in residence, and offered a stage which could be converted from a proscenium to a semi-trust.