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BestCollegeReviews Ranks the 25 Most Amazing College Theaters


Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts

Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York has the most amazing college performing arts centers-or so we’ve been assured by BestCollegeReviews— who narrowed down a list to the top 25 theaters and performing arts houses from across the country. And we sure wouldn’t mind seeing a few theatrical spectacles at Bard College. They’ve built a stunning steel building that cost $62 million. That’s like what you’d spend on a football stadium, right?

The futuristic facade hosts some serious audio work, too. The building even was named Best Small Concert Hall by the folks at New York magazine–and we can tell you that those folks hate to admit whenever something outside of Manhattan is the best of anything.

Anyway, check to see if you’re walking around campus and ignoring some fine theatrical facilities. Or maybe you’re taking really good advantage of them, and we shouldn’t be making any assumptions about college kids today…

  • Bard College: Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts
  • Brown University: The Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts
  • Bryn Mawr College: Marjorie Walter Goodhart Theater
  • California State University at Northridge: Valley Performing Arts Center
  • Carnegie Mellon University: Carnegie Mellon University Theatre
  • University of Delaware: The David and Louise Roselle Center for the Arts
  • DePaul University: Historic Merle Reskin Theatre
  • Emerson College: Cutler Majestic Theatre
  • University of Florida: Curtis M. Phillips Center
  • George Mason University: Hylton Performing Arts Center
  • University of Michigan: Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
  • University of Minnesota: Rarig Center
  • University of Missouri at St. Louis: Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center
  • State University of New York Fredonia: Rockefeller Arts Center
  • New York University: Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: The Center for Dramatic Art
  • University of North Texas: Murchison Performing Arts Center
  • Northwestern University: Theatre & Interpretation Center
  • Pace University: Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts
  • University of Pennsylvania: Perelman Quadrangle
  • Purdue University: Purdue Theatre and Elliott Hall of Music
  • Rutgers University: Mason Gross Performing Arts Center
  • San Francisco State University: Mashouf Performing Arts Center
  • Syracuse University: Regent Theatre Complex
  • Yale University: Yale Repertory Theatre
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