University Development

Performing Arts Complex

Schrott Performance Hall

The Performing Arts Complex of Butler University will be completed in the spring of 2013 when the $13 million Howard L. Schrott Center for the Performing and Visual Arts opens. The 450-seat theater, made possible by the financial commitment of Schrott '76, a member of Butler's Board of Trustees, supports the integration of arts and cultural programming with academic pursuits, thereby benefiting the University and the community at large.

The proscenium theater will feature ample stage and wing space for music, theater, dance and other performances, plus space for visual arts exhibits. It will be located just east of Butler's 2,100-seat Clowes Memorial Hall and used as a primary venue for Butler Theatre, Butler Ballet and Butler School of Music performances.

Other areas of the center yet to be named include the box office, lower lobby, stage, staircase, control room and dressing rooms, as well as the theatre seats and bricks. Please contact the Office of Advancement to find out how you can name a room in recognition of your support.

The Performing Arts Complex also includes the 47,000-square-foot Clowes Pavilion, which houses choral rehearsal halls, an instrumental rehearsal hall, dance studios, a theatre studio, an electronic music laboratory and a percussion studio. The three-story building features office space for community arts organizations.

The renovation of the Robertson Hall recital space was finished in 2006. The former Robertson Hall chapel, now called the Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall, was converted into a fully functional recital hall with seating for 143. The Ford Salon, a space for pre- or post-performance receptions, is located on the lower level.