The Festival Center is a 24,000 square foot building located just off the Kilgore College Campus at 815 Houston Street.
It was built in the 1970′s to serve as the home for the Region VII Educational Service Center. When Region VII moved to a larger building across town it was transferred to Kilgore College and set vacant, used only for occasional storage, until the College offered the space to the Texas Shakespeare Festival.Click and view “Texas Shakespeare Festival Gets A New Home” video.
It is a block from the performance space and a block from Festival housing.
On the first floor the Festival Center contains the breakfast area, a small prep kitchen, the Costume Shop, period costume storage, the properties shop and storage, mail and copier room, Festival archives, and offices for the Managing Director, Festival Associate, Vocal Director, and Stage Management.
On the second floor is a large rehearsal space, a classroom, lounge and break area, study room, movement studio, and design studios.