This 209 seat proscenium theatre is located on the first floor of the oldest classroom building on campus, Gilbreath Hall. It is named after the founder of the ETSU Theatre program, Harold "Bud" Frank.
Typically, the Division of Theatre and Dance produces 4 Main Stage productions in the Bud Frank Theatre (BFT) throughout the academic year. Additionally, the space is used on occasion for Mary B. Martin School of the Arts events, Storytelling events, Music events, and by the University High School.
The stage of the BFT covers 1815 square feet. It has a 30' wide by 18' tall proscenium opening located 24' upstage of an extended apron. The 680 square foot lobby was created in 2003 by removing several back rows of seating and adding a wall to separate the seating area from the lobby. The auditorium covers 1870 square feet and seats 209.