At the center of campus,
a new center for the performing arts
PLU has a passion for the arts. You can see it at the very heart of campus, where one of PLU’s most historic buildings is becoming a world-class performance venue – the $10 million Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
The new performance center will provide numerous opportunities for students interested in all aspects of theater arts, from acting and directing, musical theater and opera, dance,
as well as technical theater and design. Fully completed by summer 2013, the newly renovated Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts includes two performance spaces – the mainstage and studio theater, as well as a scene shop, art gallery, costume design shop, dressing and make-up rooms, and faculty offices.
While the mainstage lends itself to large productions, the studio theater, a black box style performance space, is ideal for small, intimate settings. Both theaters boast top-of-the-line technology with new lighting systems, state-of-the-art control boards, and LED lights.
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