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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.

The Green Center is open 7 am to 11 pm.

The Green Center will be closed during University breaks.


This outstanding, two-story facility can accommodate just over 1330 people. Featuring a main floor, curved balcony, and accessible seating, Kresge Auditorium features interior brick walls with warm blue and grey carpeting and seating that were renovated in 2020. 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 365, 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. The fixed seating, carpet, lighting, and curtains were renovated in 2018.


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.


Kerr Theatre is DePauw's very own blackbox theatre. The easily adjustable space is ideal for student productions, intimate rehearsals, and creative designs. The space is located directly across from Moore Theatre, allowing it to be easily used in association with the amenities unique to Moore Theatre (e.g. the green room, dressing rooms, costume shop, and scene



Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, Inc logo

Both the Kresge Auditorium and Moore Theatre renovation projects were made possible by the generous support of the Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, Inc.