The Arts at Avila

Express Yourself

Avila students are creative, involved, and passionate. On-campus you’ll find a culture that provides the freedom to embrace your individuality, while also giving you exceptional support and opportunities to express yourself. Whether through graphic design, film making, writing, the spoken word, or the performing arts you’ll find your voice and your platform at Avila.

Goppert Performing Arts Center

The new Goppert Performing Arts Center (GPAC) is not only at the center of the performing arts scene on campus but across south Kansas City as well.

Christmas choir and orchestra concert inside Goppert Theatre

Musical ensembles

Avila is graced with five different vocal and instrumental ensembles that are open, by audition, to all students with a passion for music.

Inside an empty Goppert Theatre

Goppert Theatre

The crown jewel of the new Goppert Performing Arts Center, more than five-decade of memorable performances have crossed our stage.

Sculpture outside Thornhill Gallery

Thornhill Art Gallery and the S. Margaret Reinhart Courtyard

In addition to exhibiting fine art, photography, and multi-media works, the University calls on these unique spaces to host meetings, panel discussions on social justice, film studies, senior shows, and receptions.

The Goppert Performing Arts Center

Grand Lobby

An architectural rendering of the new Grand Lobby as seen from atop the grand staircase.

Goppert performing arts center lobby from the top floor

Goppert Performing Arts Center

An architectural rendering of the new “front door” to Avila’s campus.

exterior rendering of the goppert performing arts center

Choir Rehearsal Space

A fabulous new choir space with floor-to-ceiling north-facing windows.

rendering of the choir room in the goppert performing arts center

The Grand Lobby

Entering the Goppert Performing Arts Center for performances, visitors will be welcomed by an airy, two-story lobby and grand staircase.

rendering of the grand lobby of the goppert performing arts center
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