Cultural Arts Building

Cultural Arts Building

About the venue

Completed in September 2006, UNCW's Cultural Arts Building is a 104,830 square foot academic and performance facility, housing three of the university's arts-oriented academic disciplines--Art & Art History, Music and Theatre---in a technologically-advanced environment of the highest performance capability and learning potential.

The Cultural Arts Building includes smart classrooms, lecture halls, a shared computer lab with discipline-specific equipment, graphic design and printmaking studios, student rehearsal rooms, recording studios, archive rooms, costume and scene shops, and state-of-the-art performance and exhibition spaces.

Ticketing varies depending on the venue.  For more detailed information please see specific venue information below or visit the Cultural Arts Calendar on this website.

Art Gallery

The new Art Gallery in the Cultural Arts Bulding is the primary exhibit hall for the Department of Art and Art History.  The gallery houses many of the department's student and faculty exhibitions as well as guest exhibits from throughout the country. 

Art Gallery hours vary depending on the exhibit.  Receptions are typically held on the opening night of each show between 6-8.  All events are free and open to the public.

For more information about the Art Gallery visit the Department of Art & Art History website.

Black Box Theatre

The Black Box Theatre is an intimate, flexible space used for both performance and instruction.  Performances in the Black Box Theatre tend toward the experimental or contemporary, and are also home to smaller-scale student productions. 

Advanced tickets for Black Box Theatre performances must be purchased through the Kenan Auditorium Box Office.  The Cultural Arts Building Box Office, located in close proxemity to the Black Box Theatre, opens one hour prior to curtain for pick-up and ticket purchases. 

Call the Kenan Auditorium Box Office at 910.962.3500 for tickets and information regarding mainstage theatre productions or visit the Theatre Program website.

Dance Studio

Used by the Theatre Program as both a rehearsal hall and performance venue, the Dance Studio is a flexible space which houses all dance and movement courses and performances. 

Advanced tickets for Dance Studio performances must be purchased through the Kenan Auditorium Box Office.  The Cultural Arts Building Box Office, located in close proxemity to the Dance Studio, opens one hour prior to curtain for pick-up and ticket purchases. 

Call the Kenan Auditorium Box Office at 910.962.3500 for tickets and information regarding mainstage theatre productions or visit the Theatre Program website.

Beckwith Recital Hall

The Department of Music's 280-seat Beckwith Recital Hall is a state-of-the-art facility customized to suit the majority of the department's recitals and concerts.  While the Wind Symphony and larger jazz ensembles continue to perform at Kenan Auditorium, chamber ensembles, choral performances, small jazz and brass ensembles, and student and faculty recitals are held at the new music hall.

In October, 2006 Chamber Music Wilmington will make the UNCW Music Recital Hall their new home, bringing to campus a wide variety of world-class chamber musicians.   Partnerships such as this, coupled with a full year of Department of Music sponsored events and superior accousitcs, make this recital hall one of the finest in the region. 

Click here for more information about the Department of Music and a list of events.

Proscenium Theatre

The 295-seat Proscenium Theatre is home to the Theatre Program's mainstage productions.  The new state-of-the-art facility includes a full orchestra pit, balcony seating, and superior sound and light capabilities. 

Advanced tickets for Proscenium Theatre performances must be purchased through the Kenan Auditorium Box Office.  The Cultural Arts Building Box Office, located in close proxemity to the Proscenium Theatre, opens one hour prior to curtain for pick-up and ticket purchases. 

Call the Kenan Auditorium Box Office at 910.962.3500 for tickets and information regarding mainstage theatre productions or visit the Theatre Program website.

Click here to view recent pictures of construction progress and for more information about the project.


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