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Ruth Taylor Fine Arts Center

The Ruth Taylor Fine Arts Center is home to the art and music facilities on campus. The Center is comprised of the Jim and Janet Dicke Art Building, the Campbell and Eloise Smith Music Building, Ruth Taylor Recital Hall, and Stieren Theater, and houses the departments of music, art and art history, and human communication and theatre.



Ruth Taylor Recital Hall

Ruth Taylor Recital Hall is a state-of-the-art performance space and is the site of many music department recitals and concerts, University lectures, and outside events. The 300-seat hall features a raised stage and Wenger acoustical shells, positioned against a beautiful maple wood backdrop, creating a superb acoustical environment.

Stieren Theater

The Jane and Arthur Stieren Theater is stage to the Trinity theatre department's four yearly productions, along with other large campus and community events. The theater was renovated in 1999, which included updating of its sound, lighting, and rigging systems. The audience area was reconfigured to create a 330-seat orchestra seating area and an additional 167 seats in a newly created balcony.

Attic Theater

The Attic Theater serves three purposes: classroom, laboratory, and home of AtticRep. It has a sprung floor and excellent sound, lighting, and video systems.

Café Theater

The Café Theater seats 50 and is also used for performance classes and student-produced lab shows.

Art Studios

Trinity University provides students the opportunity to develop as artists in first-class studios and facilities located in the Ruth Taylor Fine Arts Center. Tailored studios in drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, papermaking, sculpture, wood, clay, and metals are complemented by a digital art studio and critique room.

Music Facilities

Along with the Ruth Taylor Recital Hall, the Center also features numerous sound-proof practice rooms and group practice facilities. The performing ensembles, both choral and instrumental, practice in Ruth Taylor.