BRINGING PERFORMING ARTS To The Village
All too often on college campuses, capital projects are pitched to potential donors with a “Field of Dreams” storyline. If you build it, they will come.
That is a leap of faith that you do not have to take with the Department of Theatre and Dance’s proposed $60 million Performing Arts Center. The talented students, faculty, and staff are already here. And faculty-led student performances already draw more than 25,000 patrons to campus every year.
With an all-star team already in place, imagine what would be possible if they weren’t limited by current facilities – facilities that are too old, too small, and spread too far apart. The new facility will have a 450 seat mainstage theatre, flexible black-box theatre, large lobby, shop spaces and more.
With a proposed location at University and McKinley avenues, the Performing Arts Center will breathe life into The Village commercial district.
This important revitalization on the edge of our beautiful campus will attract community members from throughout our region, enhancing the appeal of our University and our city.
— Ball State University President Geoffrey S. Mearns