PULLMAN, Wash. – WSU will lease Daggy Hall’s Jones Theatre and Wadleigh Theatre to Pullman’s Sanctuary Studio beginning Sept.1.

Sanctuary will use the theaters to hold dance classes for high school students, as well as to host two annual recitals. Classes will be held two to three evenings per week, which will not impact university daytime parking and office hours.

“We are excited to have one of our community partners on campus and look forward to future performances,” said Stacy Pearson, vice president of Finance and Administration.

Sanctuary’s lease will run Sept. 1, 2018, to May 31, 2019. The studio will reimburse WSU for the cost to maintain and clean the theaters based on Sanctuary’s hours of operation. During the lease term, the university also will explore other long-term options for the space.

Stage and seating for Jones Theatre.
Jones Theatre

“Sanctuary’s dance program enables people of all ages to find and express their creativity, build confidence and develop a healthy and active life style,” said Judy Kolde, Sanctuary Studio owner and Pullman resident. “We are pleased our dancers will have the opportunity to learn and perform in such a wonderful facility.”

Sanctuary will make the theaters available to WSU’s student groups, departments and colleges, as well as the local community. For information on availability and hourly rates, contact Judy Kolde at 509-332-2977.



Ryan H. Goodell, WSU executive director of real estate services, 509-335-2447, ryan.goodell@wsu.edu

Judy Kolde, Sanctuary Studio owner, 509-332-2977, info@sanctuarypullman.com