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Performing Arts Center

As part of the revitalization plan for the campus south of Lancaster Avenue, the construction of a Performing Arts Center will provide a hub for creativity, engagement and exploration that stands out among peer schools. It will transform the University’s landscape physically and culturally, and will enhance educational opportunities across disciplines.

The Performing Arts Center will include two main performance spaces: a 400-seat proscenium theater and a 200-seat courtyard theatre. Additional spaces include a performance lab, classrooms, dance studio, music and theater rehearsal rooms, costume and scenery shops, a box office and multiple venues for special events. Built in a highly visible and easily accessible location—at the corner of Lancaster and Ithan avenues—the Center will unite students, parents, alumni and friends of Villanova under one roof to share their passion for the arts.

A $60 million project, the Performing Arts Center will be funded entirely through philanthropic gifts. We need your support to bring this vision to reality.

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