The Goppert Performing Arts Center
The Roderick J. & Jo Anne Cyr Grand Lobby
The Grand Lobby is at the center of it all. Pre-performance gatherings. Social functions. Informal learning. Post-performance conversations.
Goppert Performing Arts Center
The new “front door” to Avila’s campus.
The Sue King Willcox Ph.D. Music Hall
Not only is the new choir space acoustically beautiful, the striking architecture and floor-to-ceiling windows create a truly inspired space for learning.
The Frantze Family Black Box Theatre
Nearly 2,000 square feet of performance and rehearsal space, this versatile 200-seat theatre space allows for smaller, more intimate performances.
The Virginia C. and William D. Tompkins Rehearsal Hall
With two rehearsal spaces dance, music, tech, and theatre — each of Avila’s performing arts programs – will utilize these spaces as they prepare for the main stage.
More than 19% of all Avila undergraduates are involved with the performing arts on campus in some manner (and that’s not counting all of the students who attend performances). Add in all of the faculty, staff, and the thousands from the Kansas City community who walk through the Goppert Performing Arts doors, and it’s easy to see that Avila University is truly at the center of the arts scene in south KC.