College of Arts and Communication

Barnett Theatre


  • Fully equipped Proscenium theatre.
  • ETC Obsession II light control, dimmer per circuit system, with inventory of 350+ fixtures
  • Sound system with 32 channel board, wireless microphones.
  • Fully trapped stage with orchestra pit and fly system.
  • Audience capacity of 412
  • Home to six productions for the Theatre/Dance Department throughout the academic year: three plays, a children's tour, a musical or opera, and a dance concert.

Barnett Theatre was named after Wynett Barnett, who was chair of the Theatre Department when it was located in Old Main. Old Main burned down in February of 1971, and the Center of the Arts was built in the fall of that year. Dr. Barnett was an Omicron Associate for Zeta Phi Eta, a national professional fraternity in Communication Arts and Sciences, from 1932 until 1943. There is also a theatre scholarship in Dr. Barnett's name for the following categories: performance, technical, costume, and dance, and the all around student.

Building Hours:

Greenhill Center of the Arts

Spring 2017 Building schedule (with weekend closures)

Building Hours for 
Heide Hall
McGraw Hall
Anderson (TV/Radio)

Upcoming Greenhill Center Events

Orchestra concert
  • Apr 23

    Jazz II
    - Light Recital Hall: The Jazz II Ensemble under the direction of Brad Townsend will perf...

  • Apr 25

    Concert Band
    - Young Auditorium: The Concert Band under the direction of John Tuinstra will perform a ...

  • Apr 25

    Opera Workshop
    - Light Recital Hall: The Opera Workshop under the direction of Brian Leeper will perform...

  • Apr 28

    RENT: 20th Anniversary Tour
    - Young Auditorium: In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened o...

  • Apr 28

    Meistersingers/Singing Sirens/ Concert Choir
    - Light Recital Hall: The Meistersingers under the direction of Brian Leeper and the Sing...