The Lyceum Theatre is the School of Theatre and Film's second proscenium theatre performance space and provides an intimate theater where small professional and student productions are staged.
The building was built in 1917 and served as the school’s central heating plant for two decades. The Works Projects Administration converted the boiler room into a small reception area with a stage and hardwood floors in 1939. The building was used for dinners, faculty receptions, and fraternity and sorority dances. When remodeling of the Matthews Library was completed in 1951, the president’s and vice president’s offices and placement services occupied the lounge area. In 1964, the building became the Lyceum Theater.