The theatre at my school was only built a few years ago but it is having a lot of problems. The main reason is when they built the building the focused mainly on making it look good. Personally I don't think they succeeded in even that. The theatre is far from practical, it's got a lime green ceiling, wood floors and the stage is light colored wood (reflects light) over concrete (terrible to dance on). There is no fly system and there are limited dimmers. In the booth the counter is about a foot lower than the window and so when you sit with you knees under the counter in a comfortable position you can''t see the stage. When you sit so you can see out the window your knees hit the edge of the counter it is hard to reach the board and it is really uncomfortable. Plus you have to look down to see the board and therefore can't see the board and the stage at the same time. To make matters worse, the audio rack is about four feet from the sound board meaning you can't reach both at the same time. We have almost no funding to improve anything and when we recently submitted a well thought out proposal the business manager told us that we should just buy our mics from radio shack. To make matters worse we currently don't have any experienced boss, our old teacher just got into the yale lighting program and so our boss is the dance teacher and she knows nothing about tech except what we have taught her. With a year of tech at the school and working in a theatre this past summer I am the senior member of the tech crew. We are suddenly having a lot of problems with our lights and with schoolwork and now time scheduled for tech, things get really stressful. I just wish that the school would give us some money to fix things up for the long term.