Facilities and Venues

From grand performance spaces to intimate historic buildings, our facilities provide an environment for creative work, interaction, solo and group practice.

We're located in the heart of campus, providing unique spaces for our students and faculty to work and for our arts patrons to enjoy.

Event Spaces and School Buildings

We are one of the fastest-growing, comprehensive art schools in the nation. One way to keep up is through our state-of-the-art facilities.
  • Event Venues & Parking

    Event Venues 

    • Albert Simons Center for the Arts – 54 Saint Philip St.
      • Emmett Robinson Theatre, Recital Hall, Black Box Theatre are on the first floor.
    • The Marion and Wayland H. Cato Jr. Center for the Arts – 161 Calhoun St.
    • Sottile Theatre – 44 George St. 
    • Chapel Theatre – 172 Calhoun St. 
    • Barnet Courtyard – 58 George St. 

    Event Parking 

    Public transportation is available with several stops on campus.

    Metered parking is available throughout the area. 

    Parking garages near Cato Center, Simons Center, Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Sottile Theatre, Chapel Theatre, Barnet Courtyard: 

    • George St. Garage – 34 Saint Philip St. 
    • Saint Philip St. Garage – 89 Saint Philip St.  
  • Albert Simons Center for the Arts

    We worked with Liollio Architecture and HGA Design Firm (Minneapolis) on renovation plans for the Simons Center, our flagship building. We look forward to unveiling a space this fall that celebrates the arts through its architecture — with a bright and colorful ambiance that is inviting to students and visitors. Upon completion, our spaces will provide an even more elevated student and patron experience:  

    • grand entrance and expanded lobby, featuring more art exhibition space  
    • new seminar classrooms, as well as updated and enlarged classroom spaces 
    • new two-story black box theatre; state-of-the-art costume shop, scene shop and theatre design studio; and updated dressing rooms 
    • all new sculpture, printmaking and drawing studios; digital lab; and gallery/multipurpose room 
    • new music practice rooms and revamped dressing room spaces 
    • entire building will be outfitted with new mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems and updated technological systems 

    Learn more about the Simons Center for the Arts.

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  • Other Academic Spaces

    The Marion and Wayland H. Cato Jr. Center for the Arts is a 70,000-square-foot building that opened in 2010. The first floor houses the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, the Hill Student Exhibition Gallery, a catering kitchen and a conference room/seminar classroom. You’ll find the Department of Music on the second floor, which features rehearsal and performance space for ensembles. The Department of Theatre and Dance is on the third floor, with movement and dance studios. The fourth floor includes painting studios for faculty and students, and the fifth floor contains a photography suite. The Cato Center is located at 161 Calhoun St. 
    The Caroline and Albert Simons, Jr. Center for Historic Preservation, located at the Hugh P. Cameron House, is at 12 Bull St. Built c.1851, the graceful antebellum mansion houses classrooms, design studios, exhibit space and faculty and program offices for our program of Historic Preservation and Community Planning. 
    The Chapel Theatre is an intimate, 106-seat, proscenium-style space converted from a former church sanctuary, located at 172 Calhoun St. 
    The Barnet Courtyard is an outdoor space that features a covered performance area, sculpture garden, benches and a large lawn. 

    The Sottile Theatre is a recently renovated historic theater where we stage several performances throughout the season.