As the Student Union prepares to begin Phases II and III of its three-phase renovation project, its underground Cabaret is closed for use. The Union's Great Hall is scheduled to close next semester.
Ryan Donahoe, director of events planning for the Union, said the closing of the two sites has put a strain on student theater groups, which often have used both venues to stage their performances.
"(Theater groups) are scrambling to find performance venues," Donahoe said. "There's not much space right now because all the renovations fell at the same time."
Construction on the Union is scheduled to resume this winter, and the final two phases of the project are expected to take 10 months to finish.
Donahoe said his department has provided student theater groups with lists of alternative venues such as Gerrard Hall and the Union Auditorium, which will not close for renovations.