The Bernhard theater is designed to be used as a thrust theater with seating wrapped around three sides, but is adaptable to a limited proscenium configuration. The proscenium opening is thirty-six feet wide and eighteen feet high. The twenty foot deep forestage consists of a series of platforms with adjustable heights. The depth of the fully excavated orchestra pit is eleven feet below the stage floor. The twenty foot deep stage house upstage of the seven foot apron has a grid height of forty-five feet and contains a total of twenty-one line sets on a combination of six inch and one foot centers. There is ample wing space both left and right and a sixteen foot high electric door leads to the scenic shop and loading area. The auditorium contains an extensive catwalk system for safe and easy access to most of the lighting instruments and circuitry. The lighting system consists of a large range of luminaires and a state-of-the-art memory-assisted computerized control system. The sound system allows for numerous inputs, outputs and individual control. Playback equipment includes reel-to-reel and cassette recorders, compact disc players, and turntables.