Sanders Theatre

A traditional black box theatre space, the Hardy and Betty Sanders Theatre seats approximately 120 patrons. Through the use of adjustable audience risers, the space may be configured for a wide array of performers to experiment with music, theater, dance, poetry, or literature; and provides audiences with an intimate theater experience. The Hardy and Betty Sanders Theatre is fully equipped with ETC Lighting and Mackie Sound, as well as two dressing rooms. The Hardy and Betty Sanders Theatre construction was funded by Bates Container, The Amon Carter Foundation, and the City of Fort Worth. The space was named for Hardy and Betty Sanders in honor of their continual support of the arts community in Fort Worth.

Special Event and Theater Rentals contact: 

Marla Fleischmann Owen 817.298.3026 or 


Sanders Theater Specifications


Room Area

Room is 40’x47’


Ceiling Height

18’ Floor to Ceiling

16’ Floor to Bottom of Lighting Truss


Stage Flooring

¾” Plywood raised on 1’x4’ slats

Covered by 1/8” tempered hardboard



Maximum Capacity 120 Patrons

3’x8’ Wenger Risers (adjustable and configurable)



Yamaha MG166CX Sound Board

dbx 260 Driverack

QSC CX404 4 Channel Power Amplifier

Tascam 200IB CD player w/IPod dock x2

EAW JF10 Full Range Speakers x4

Sennheiser EW135 G3-A Wireless Handheld Mic x2

Shure SM-58 Microphones x4



ETC Express lighting console

Instrument Type/Location


Storage Racks


6" Fresnel




ETC Source Four Jr. 26°




ETC Source Four Jr. 36°




ETC S4 Zoom Mini






Dressing Rooms

Private Dressing Room (capacity 2-4)

Community Dressing Room w/Private Dressing Area* (capacity 6-8)




*: This space is by request only and is not guaranteed to be available for your production

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