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Brunner Theatre Center

The Kim and Donna Brunner Theatre Center is home to the Department of Theatre Arts.

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The Brunner Theater Center houses the Main Stage and Heidi A. Honkamp Myhre Black Box, as well as the Augustana College Bookstore, Snack Bar, computer labs and offices.

The center also houses the scene shop, costume shop, dressing rooms, a conference room and theatre library. The $4.2 million project was designed to expand community outreach, offer more opportunities (onstage and off) for students, and expand summer theatre opportunities. The center opened in the fall of 2016.

Finished in spring 2019, the new Anderson Pavilion provides an ideal space for intimate performances on one of America's most beautiful campuses. The pavilion is built into the hillside on the south side of the Brunner Theatre Center, and offers many ways to showcase work in theatre, music and other performance arts.

Brunner main stage
The new theatre center's main performance area features a thrust stage and 250 seats
Titanic
Titanic
Madwoman of Chaillot
Madwoman of Chaillot

In addition to college theatre, the Brunner Theatre Center is home to Mississippi Bend Players productions. Spearheaded by Broadway veteran and Augustana alumnus Philip Wm. McKinley ’73, the Players' mission is to provide excellence in Quad-Cities theatre by producing both commercially proven works and original musical and dramatic material.

Support the Brunner Theatre

Arts enthusiasts, members of the community, and alumni are invited to “take your seat”.

Supporting the Brunner Theatre through the seat naming campaign creates a lasting legacy for the donor in one of the most public spots on campus.

Theatre party
Theatre Department Party

Hours

The Ticket Office in Brunner Center opens an hour before each performance.

Location

3750 7th Ave.
Rock Island, IL 61201
United States

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