Ferst Center for the Arts

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The main entrance, just north of Georgia Tech's Student Center.

The Robert Ferst Center for the Arts, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is Georgia Tech's theater and arts center and is adjacent to DramaTech, the student-run theater. It contains a 969-seat auditorium that features a proscenium stage, orchestra pit, and theatrical lighting and sound systems.[1]

The Center also features visual arts galleries for changing exhibits of contemporary art and photography.


The center opened in April 1992 with the name Georgia Tech Theatre for the Arts.[2] It was renamed in honor of Robert H. Ferst, a Georgia Tech alumnus, following a $1 million donation by his widow, Jeanne Rolfe Ferst.[3]

On October 13, 1992, shortly after its opening, it served as the venue for the Vice Presidential debate between Al Gore, Dan Quayle, and James Stockdale.[4]


  1. ^ "Facility Rental". Ferst Center for the Arts. Archived from the original on July 30, 2007. Retrieved August 23, 2007.
  2. ^ "About the Center". Ferst Center for the Arts. Archived from the original on August 27, 2011. Retrieved September 28, 2011.
  3. ^ Overman, Leslie (June 28, 2010). "Honorary Alumna Jeanne Ferst Dies". Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine. Archived from the original on March 29, 2012. Retrieved September 28, 2011.
  4. ^ "CPD: 1992 Debates". www.debates.org. Retrieved November 13, 2019.

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Coordinates: 33°46′30″N 84°23′57″W / 33.7751°N 84.3992°W / 33.7751; -84.3992

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