The Visual and Performing Arts Center at Millersville University has been designed to foster interdisciplinary engagement in the arts for the campus and the community.
The new building is a performing arts center for the University's Music Department, a new 310-seat concert hall, a new art gallery for Millersville’s Art Department, and a new theater for drama and musical theater within a renovated 50s-era auditorium. The project emphasizes the teaching environment and exploits teaching opportunities and interdisciplinary activities throughout the building. Every space, from the theater catwalk and lighting control room to a hallway lounge, was recognized as a potential classroom or performance venue and was designed to meet this vision.
The Center also holds a grand, two-story entrance lobby and a 310-seat concert hall.
Multi-use rehearsal and recital halls and an art gallery round out the project’s multidisciplinary approach. A monumental stair connects the first level to a mezzanine lounge and the building’s second level, which will feature faculty studios, classrooms, a piano lab, music library, and Music Department administrative offices. The 60-year-old existing auditorium, which has been fully renovated into a 700-seat theater-auditorium, is the largest seated venue on Millersville’s campus.
Congrats to the Spillman team for a job well done, and for completing another incredible performing arts venue. Photography/Copyright by Matt Wargo.