“s a landmark performance facility on the campus of UMSL”
Designed by the renowned architectural firm I.M. Pei, Cobb, Freed and Partners, the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center is a landmark performance facility on the campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL). The Touhill was built to provide a performance home for campus events, academic programs, and regional arts organizations. The spectacular venue contains three performance spaces; the Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall with 1600 seats, the flexible E. Desmond and Mary Ann Lee Theater with seating for up to 375, and the open-form Whitaker Hall with seating for up to 250. The Center hosts an average of 150 events, 230 performances, and 105,000 visitors per year. The Touhill staff provides event management, marketing, and audience development services for the College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC) and the resident companies. In addition, the staff manages several collaborative relationships and programs that, along with campus and community partners, to bring together a diverse season of dance, theatre, music, festivals, and special events. There is a particular focus on engagement, education, and building connections between the academic, local, and national performance levels.
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