Located in the heart of the Georgia Tech campus, the Ferst Center for the Arts opened in 1992 as a brilliant showcase for the presentation of concerts, lectures, dance, film, and theater. The facility houses an auditorium of 1,159 seats and features a proscenium stage, orchestra pit, and theatrical lighting and sound systems. Filled with activity year-round, it is designed to provide a wealth of diverse and enriching opportunities for both Georgia Tech and the greater Atlanta community.\r\n\r\nThe Office of the Arts presents an outstanding season of professional music, dance, and theater performances from September to April. Dance programming usually features contemporary and cultural dance forms, and the wide selection of musical genres includes jazz, folk, classical, and pop music. The Georgia Tech School of Music performs several concerts at the Ferst Center throughout the year. DramaTech, the student theatre group, performs in the James E. Dull Theatre in the Ferst Center. The Ferst Center is available for rental, and performances by student and community organizations are often available to the public.