2021-22 Theatre Season
With several ensembles there are many ways to experience great choral and orchestra music. Each presentation is entirely free to the public. For information on performance dates and locations, visit Avila.edu/choral or call the Box Office at 816.501.3699.Learn More!
Featured 2021-22 Musical Performances
Both performances are Free and will be held in the Goppert Performing Arts Center
by Michalis Koutsoupides,
Assistant Professor and Artist-in-Residence
“Songs for a new world”
by Jason Robert Brown
The Arts at Avila program provides members of the community a chance to witness this great art through a variety of performances.
Friends of the Arts – $75
This entitles you to two special discounted Goppert Theatre season passes and VIP passes to opening night champagne receptions. You will also be noted in Arts at Avila publications and the Avila University Donor Recognition List.
Sponsor of the Arts – $150
This entitles you to four special discounted Goppert Theatre season passes and VIP passes to opening night champagne receptions. You will also be noted in Arts at Avila publications and the Avila University Donor Recognition List.
Patron of the Arts – $300
This entitles you to eight special discounted Goppert Theatre season passes and VIP passes to opening night champagne receptions. You will also be noted in Arts at Avila publications and the Avila University Donor Recognition List.
Reserve tickets by calling the Box Office at 816.501.3699 for more information.
Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday matinee performances begin at 2 p.m.
Regular — $30
Seniors — $28
*Available for October 8-9 productions of Sylvia
Regular — $10
Seniors — $8
Non-Avila Students — $8
Avila Students — FREE
Children under 10 receive free entry at all Avila Performing Arts events
Welcome to the Goppert Performing Arts Center
With its multi-level, naturally illuminated spaces and prime location on the Avila campus, the new Goppert Performing Arts Center welcomes students, patrons, and the community. There’s room for all, as our new and renovated spaces allow for multiple audiences to be entertained, educated, and inspired simultaneously.
Frantze Family Black Box Theatre
The Frantze Family Black Box Theatre—with nearly 2,000 square feet of performance and rehearsal space, this versatile 200-seat theatre space allows for smaller, more intimate performances. For Avila students it’s a valuable laboratory where they will hone their craft in performance and design/technical theatre.
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.
Virginia C. and William D. Tompkins Rehearsal Hall
The Virginia C. and William D. Tompkins Rehearsal Hall is one of 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. Naming opportunity available! Contact Maggie Mohrfeld at 816.501.2435 or Maggie.Mohrfeld@avila.edu to take advantage.
Roderick J. & Jo Anne Cyr Grand Lobby
The Roderick J. & Jo Anne Cyr Grand Lobby is at the center of it all. Pre-performance gatherings. Social functions. Informal learning. Post-performance conversations. The Grand Lobby not only unifies the existing Goppert Theatre space with the new construction and renovations, it also reflects the sophistication and quality of programming on each stage. Bravo!
What does Avila have to offer?
Avila Performing Arts provides students with a personal and participatory learning environment. We are not just talk – our integrative learning style is active, allowing students to directly apply knowledge they learn in the classroom to real world applications. Come be a part of our University and experience the best of undergraduate academic and professional educations.
Charlene Gould, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences