University of Missouri - St. Louis-- Touhill Performing Arts Center
- Arts & Culture
- Education & Literacy
Location1 University Blvd.St. Louis, MO 63121 United States
UMSL Mission: We transform lives. As the metropolitan, land-grant, research institution serving the most diverse and economically important region in Missouri, the University of Missouri-St. Louis delivers exceptional educational, research and engagement experiences that inform, prepare, challenge and inspire. Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center Mission: The Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri‐St. Louis creates opportunities for the people of our region to experience, appreciate and embrace the transformational power of the performing arts. It is a welcoming place, a leading cultural partner in our community and a symbol of this University’s commitment to integrate education, innovation and excellence.
The Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center is a landmark performance facility on the campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL). The Touhill was built to provide a performance home for campus events, academic programs, and regional arts organizations. The spectacular venue contains three performance spaces; the Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall with 1600 seats, the flexible E. Desmond and Mary Ann Lee Theater with seating for up to 375, and the open-form Whitaker Hall with seating for up to 250. The Center hosts an average of 120 events, 200 performances, and 90,000 visitors per year.
The Touhill staff manages several collaborative relationships and programs that, along with campus and community partners, to bring together a diverse season of dance, theatre, music, festivals, and special events.