Galleries and Venues

College of Visual & Performing Arts

Galleries and Venues

Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre

Opened in the Spring semester 2007, this new buidling features a 385-seat performance hall which houses multiple theatre & dance productions throughout our season. Adjacent to the new Swope School of Music building and named for former WCU President Madeleine Wing Adler (1992-2008), completion of this project ensures the quality of existing cultural arts programs and expand arts collaborations within the West Chester community.   Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre

Ware Family Recital Hall

Also opened in the Spring of 2007, The Ware Family Recital Hall is a 120-seat space with stadium style seating. While often used for both faculty and student recitals, this space also accommodates larger classes and visiting lectures.   Gates Recital Hall

Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall

The Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, located in the Philips Memorial Building, opened in 1927 and was completely renovated from 1998 – 2000. Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall has a maximum capacity of 1,202 people and is the largest performing arts venue on campus. Since its renovation the Emile K. Asplundh Concert Hall has hosted over 450,000 guests. The concert hall was dedicated to Emilie K. Asplundh, class of 1927, who donated a substantial amount to the renovation of Philips Building and the concert hall.

  Asplundh Hall

Philips Autograph Library

    Philips Autograph Library

MainStage Theatre

Located in the E.O. Bull Center For The Arts, the MainStage Theatre is a unique and intimate theatrical space. The thrust layout to this space brings our 160-member audience closer to the action of the plays and musicals produced within it. The theater is equipped with a state of the art wire tension grid that allows our technicians and designers to hang and focus the lighting for productions quickly and safely. Dressing rooms are attached.

J.Peter Adler Studio Theatre 

Also located in the E.O. Bull Center For The Arts, the J.Peter Adler Studio Theatre is an intimate proscenium space that primarily hosts the work of our emerging student playwrights, experimental productions, and projects from departmental performance courses. Students are the playwrights, directors, performers, and technicians. With 60 seats, our audience members are treated to an up-close and personal view of each production.

Art Exhibition Spaces 

The Department of Art + Design houses two gallery spaces located in the Swope Music Building and E.O. Bull Center For The Arts. Professor John Baker, Department of Art + Design Chairperson, maintains a regular schedule of professional artist and student exhibitions throughout the school year. The final exhibition and highlight of the season is the Graduating Senior Exhibition.