The Globe Theater, Anne Hathaway House, Black Box Theater

Facility:  The Globe Theater, The Anne Hathaway House, and The Black Box

Location:  The Globe Complex


The octagonal theater was the brainchild of a local teacher and Shakespearean scholar, Mrs. Marjorie Morris. The theater is a replica of the original Globe Theater which was the home of William Shakespeare’s acting company in England. Built in the 1960’s by a non-profit organization the theater presented classical and modern plays using an Elizabethan thrust style stage and seats 410. The Globe Theater features a small half circle orchestra pit that seats roughly 7-8 musicians, has four private dressing rooms and two group dressing rooms and is equipped with full audio and lighting capabilities. The Anne Hathaway House next door is a replica of the cottage in which Shakespeare’s wife lived, has two small areas for meetings and dining with access to a small kitchen and a larger second floor meeting area. Adjacent to The Globe Theater and The Anne Hathaway House is The Black Box, a simple block and steel facility with a meeting space of 2,475 sq. ft. with a 16’ ceiling. The room has flexible seating and can accommodate a concert style seating arrangement, tables and chairs, or an open floor plan ideal for meetings, seminars, private events, and live performances. The Black Box has restrooms and a small lobby but has no permanent in-house sound or lighting equipment.    

Audio/Visual Capabilities:  Presentation capabilities can be enhanced further in all of the globe Complex facilities by deploying a media cart and portable sound system.  The Media cart includes: cart, laptop, LCD projector, portable screen (if needed) and a power strip. The Portable sound system includes:  Seven channel mixing board with inputs for microphones and instruments with an auxiliary channel for smart phone/IPod and two 250 watt speakers.

Limitations:  Odessa College sets limits on the amount of decorating allowed in these facilities. Decorations that include the scattering of glitter or confetti are not allowed.   Events that require decorations that need to be hung, tacked, or taped to the walls will need to get approval beforehand from the College’s Theater Technical Director, David Yates (432-335-6856). 

Odessa College does not allow any food or beverages to be consumed in The Globe Theater, however, that limitation does not extend to The Anne Hathaway House and The Black Box. All meetings or events that require food, beverages, or snacks must go through Great Western Dining, the sole food service provider for any event held on Odessa College property. For catering information and menu selection please contact Great Western Dining by calling (432) 335-6870

Rental Rates:

The Globe Theater                                                          The Anne Hathaway House and The Black Box

$200.00 per hour (Minimum of 3 hrs.)                     $100.00 per hour (Minimum of 2 hours) During College Business Hours  

$125.00 per hour (Minimum of 2 hours) Nights and weekends

The rental charges include the following services:

*Facilitator and Lighting Tech

*Electricity Charge

*Cleaning Services 

For rental Reservations or more information contact:

Lionel Loya  (432) 335-6753

Jan Hewitt  (432) 335-6754