The third phase of Belmont University’s Performing Arts District, this multi-use theatre features performance and rehearsal space for musical theatre, Broadway-level productions, opera, dance, orchestra and choral musical performances, as well as special events.

Designed in the classical style reflected in many of the campus’ most important buildings, the Performing Arts Center includes a 1,700-seat main auditorium, two contiguous recital halls (one for acoustic performances and one with variable acoustics for both amplified and natural acoustic performances), a grand lobby and rehearsal space. The main auditorium features a full fly tower, wing space, orchestra pit, two forestage lifts, a trap room under the stage and television broadcast capabilities.

Accommodating approximately 300 people each, the recital halls can host performances, presentations and other functions. When combined with the recital halls, the grand lobby transforms into a 900-seat banquet hall for special events.

Photos: © Nick Merrick