Cole Concert Hall

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Cole Concert Hall is located on the southwest side of the Wright Music Building in Room 100. The entrance is accessed from the building exterior rather than inside. The general admission hall seats 340 patrons on a single level. Wheelchair seating is available. Finished in 1995, the hall showcases nearly 150 student, faculty and guest artist concerts and recitals each year.

Tickets to events in the hall may be purchased at the Fine Arts Box Office during regular office hours or online. On the day of the performance, tickets are available at the Cole Box Office 45 minutes prior to the performance start time. Purchases at the door may be paid by cash or check only. Any tickets purchased ahead of time through the main Box Office will be available for pickup at the performance.

Late seating is available during applause between pieces.

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Downstage Theatre

The Downstage Theatre is located in Room 100 on the southeast side of the Griffith Fine Arts Building next to the parking area. The entrance is accessed from the building exterior rather than inside. The general admission space features flexible seating, usually accommodating approximately 75 persons on a single level. Wheelchair seating is available. The space originally served as the Band Hall for the Music Department but was converted to a black box theater in 1969 upon completion of the nearby Music Building. The Downstage Theatre provides a home for numerous student-directed productions.

Tickets to events in the theatre may be purchased at the Fine Arts Box Office during regular office hours or online. On the day of the performance, tickets are available at the Downstage 45 minutes prior to the performance start time. Purchases at the door may be paid by cash or check only. Any tickets purchased ahead of time through the main Box Office will be available for pickup at the performance.

Due to the intimate nature of the Downstage, late seating is not available.

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Music Recital Hall

The Music Recital Hall is located within the Wright Music Building in Room 160. The general admission hall seats 140 patrons on a single level. Wheelchair seating is available. Serving as a classroom during the day, the hall transforms on most evenings to a performance space for numerous student and faculty recitals.

Events in the hall are usually free and do not require a ticket. However, should a ticketed event be scheduled, tickets may be purchased at the Fine Arts Box Office during regular office hours or online. On the day of the performance, tickets are available at the hall entrance 45 minutes prior to the performance start time. Purchases at the door may be paid by cash or check only. Any tickets purchased ahead of time through the main Box Office will be available for pickup at the performance.

Late seating is available during applause between pieces.

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Turner Auditorium

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W.M. Turner Auditorium is located within the Griffith Fine Arts Building on the main level (2nd floor), Room 202. The space accommodates just over 1000 patrons on two levels, seating approximately 650 on the floor and 350 in the balcony. Events included on the University and Mainstage Series are reserved while most other events are general admission. Seating information is printed on your ticket.

Floor seats are on the main level (2nd floor), and entrances are at the back of the auditorium at either the extreme left or right sides. The elevator is near the house left side, and the Box Office is closer to house right. Wheelchair seating is available on the floor level only.

The balcony is accessed from the 3rd floor. Flights of stairs on the right and left sides lead patrons to the balcony level. Unfortunately, wheelchair seating is not available in the balcony.

Named after William M. Turner, the college’s dean from 1965 to 1978, the auditorium is known for its excellent acoustics and comfortable seating arrangement. Patrons often comment there “isn’t a bad seat in the house.” The auditorium recently installed a state-of-the-art lighting system, which will expand technical capabilities and improve the patron experience.

Tickets to events in Turner may be purchased at the Fine Arts Box Office during regular office hours or online. For evening and weekend events, the Box Office re-opens 45 minutes prior to the performance start time. Purchases at the door may be paid by cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or Jack Bucks.

Late seating is available at the discretion of the house manager.

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