College of Arts and Communication

GREENHILL CENTER OF THE ARTS

Ticket Services and Box Office

Open Monday — Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Friday 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
By Phone — 262-472-2222
In Person — Greenhill Center Box Office, located in the atrium
Purchase Tickets Online

Building Hours

Greenhill Center of the Arts
Monday — Friday 6 a.m to 11 p.m.

Directions to the Greenhill Center of the Arts

Features

  • Built in 1971
  • Largest academic building on campus, housing the departments of art, music and theatre/dance
  • Home to: Barnett Theatre, Crossman Gallery, Hicklin Studio Theatre, Light Recital Hall, and van Steenderen Family Atrium

History

In 2001, during the building's 30th anniversary, the Center of the Arts was renamed to the Greenhill Center of the Arts to honor the academic and financial contributions of H. Gaylon and Hannah Greenhill. From 1991-1999, Gaylon Greenhill served as the chancellor of UW-Whitewater. During his tenure, the university developed and implemented a long list of improvements that became known as the Excellence for 21st Century Capital Campaign, which included the construction of the Young Auditorium and major technological advances. Hannah Greenhill taught first grade in the Whitewater public schools for 30 years and instilled in her students an appreciation for the arts. The Greenhills have been familiar figures at auditorium events, theatre recitals, and exhibitions. Upon Gaylon's retirement, the Greenhill Endowment was established in 1999 by friends and colleagues. This endowment is used to fund the Greenhill Excellence in the Arts Awards, which are given to three incoming freshmen planning to major in the fine arts in each of their four years.


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