The Little Theatre, located in the rear of Riley Hall, is WPI's primary academic theatre performance space. It opened in November of 2005 and continues to serve as a world class intimate theatre setting.
The Little Theatre is a flexible theatrical space which houses more than a half dozen plays every year. The space lends itself to intimate performances and allows for a variety of seating arrangements with two permanent seating banks and a moveable set of seats. Productions in the Little Theatre are oriented toward breaking new ground in technology and utilizing state of the art equipment and software. The Little Theatre has seen everything from William Shakespeare and Tennessee Williams to plays less than 24 hours old. The Little Theatre encourages creativity and expression and is a spectacular learning space for students at WPI.