The Gundaker Theater is named in memory of the late Mrs. Donna Gundaker, wife of CBC alumnus Gordon Gundaker ’53. The theater has seating for 358, and an 18-foot high by 48-foot wide proscenium with a 38 foot by 71 foot thrust stage. The front edge of the stage surface can be removed to increase exposure of the musicians in the orchestra pit. The theater features a fly loft that is more than 60-foot high. Acoustical treatment includes absorptive wood panels, suspended reflector panels, and diffusion blocks.
Special acoustic design elements, coupled with the digital sound system, bring the stage to life. A catwalk system allows production assistants the ability to move about the facility during production.
Theater support facilities include:
- A Green Room
- Dressing rooms
- Sound and lighting booths
- Catwalks for theatrical lighting requirements
- Operating bridge
- A loading bridge
- A full-service workshop, where students build sets for the play under the supervision of a teacher
Additional facilities include a black-box theater, a band rehearsal room, a TV studio, and a video editing center.
Thanks to talented students, unparalleled leadership and premier facilities, CBC continues to be credited as one of the top drama programs in the state of Missouri.