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The Green Center is home to the DePauw School of Music and DePauw Theatre. It also hosts performances and lectures in a variety of venues, including Kresge Auditorium, Moore Theatre and Thompson Recital Hall.

The Judson and Joyce Green Center for the Performing Arts is a state-of-the-art facility that inspires creativity and innovation. The Green Center includes acoustically isolated faculty studios and practice rooms, technologically “smart” classrooms, superb ensemble rehearsal spaces, a technology center, a recording studio, a comprehensive music library, and three remarkable performance halls.

The Green Center for the Performing Arts strives to create a place of learning, appreciation and love for the arts by providing artistically diverse, stimulating and accessible programs to the university, local and regional communities.

The performance areas of the center feature three main performing halls:  Kresge Auditorium, Moore Theatre, and Thompson Recital Hall.

Building Hours – Fall 2020

Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.
Sunday, noon to 11 p.m.

The Green Center is accessible to students, faculty, and staff by swipe card access. Access will be denied before and after building hours.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, guests are not permitted in the Green Center at this time.

The Green Center will be closed during University breaks.


This outstanding, two-story facility can accommodate over 1400 people.  Featuring a main floor and a curved balcony, Kresge Auditorium features interior brick walls with scarlet carpeting and seating.  The spacious stage is framed in striking natural oak paneling and accented with scarlet curtains. Kresge Auditorium serves as the performance space for the Green Guest Artist series, as well as DePauw University's band, choirs and orchestra. In addition, it houses the magnificent J. Stanford Smith concert organ.


With a capacity of 400, Moore Theatre features a wrap-around stage.  The Theatre's lower level includes rooms for properties, costume design and storage, make-up, scenery construction and storage, laundry spaces, and dressing rooms.  This facility is home to the annual DePauw Theatre and DePauw Opera productions. Moore Theatre offers three stages, a scene shop, dressing rooms, and a full orchestra pit.


With seating for 220, Thompson Recital Hall features a semicircular stage.  The Hall is enhanced by oak paneling and newly renovated seating and carpet.  Thompson Recital Hall is a wonderful venue for chamber music concerts and solo recitals. It features a 40-foot semi-circular stage with a Von-Beckerath organ.