The Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theater (MEIT) is a configurable black box theater optimized for experimental music, intermedia and performance art. It is the primary performance venue for the Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia (CEMI). The MEIT features a custom computer-controlled 16.1 audio diffusion system, 270-degree wraparound video projection screens, and a full stage lighting system controllable via DMX, MIDI or Ethernet link. A dedicated performance computer features a comprehensive suite of software and 16-channel audio output. CEMI’s four project studios include three 8.1 environments, each optimized for a different purpose (video production, audio production/teaching, interactive computer music production/rehearsal, and interdisciplinary general access) and one 2.1 studio.