Center for the Arts Facilities

Entering our third year in the new Center, students and visitors alike have delighted in the joys and benefits of outstanding galleries, theaters, and art studios under one roof. The state-of-the-art facility is located on a sloping site overlooking the ponds on the main campus. “Green” (environmentally sensitive) elements have been incorporated into the design plan, including the “green-roof patio,” and several atria bringing the outdoors inside as students and visitors enjoy the environment.

The Center supports a variety of arts studies and performance venues with facilities that include: a 250-seat performance hall with professional-quality acoustics; a 100-seat black box theater for drama, dance, technical theater workshops, and performances; a digital recording studio; a museum-quality art gallery for visiting art exhibits, gallery talks, and community shows; a student art gallery; separate painting, photography, printmaking, ceramics, and woodshop studios; classrooms, studios, and labs for interior design; MacIntosh computer labs for the Visual Communication disciplines of graphic design and photography; music and drama practice and rehearsal rooms; a shooting studio for photography; faculty and staff offices; and student and faculty lounges with facilities for public receptions.

The Center for the Arts embodies the College’s mission to combine theory with practice in an environment that is both challenging and supportive. As a hallmark building on campus, the Center celebrates the College’s roots in arts education while further promoting its commitment to the arts. The facility also serves as a cultural resource for the North Shore, and members of the community are encouraged to attend art exhibits, performances, and programs at the Center. To this end we have developed reciprocal relationships with many significant cultural arts organizations; including AIGA Boston, Beverly Main Streets/Beverly Arts Fest, Boston Ballet, Boston Children’s Theatre, Express Yourself, Inc., North Shore Education Consortium, North Shore Music Theater, and Symphony by the Sea.

Galleries are closed on holidays, and during Spring Break.
{Gallery Exhibits are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.}

Galleries will also be closed when the campus is closed for inclement weather.   Please call 978-232-2655 for information.

Seating Charts
(Performance venues and Galleries are located on the 1st floor and are handicap accessible.)

Rose Performance Hall Seating Chart

Rose Performance Hall Layout

Tia's Theater - Black Box Layout

For all events: Center for the Arts Calendar www.artscalendar.endicott.edu
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Front view of the Center for the Arts with flowers in bloom in the springtime
Center for the Arts

     The Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts at Endicott College is a major cultural arts center hosting tens of thousands of visitors annually from the North Shore and metropolitan Boston.  Students and visitors alike have delighted in the joys and benefits of outstanding galleries, theaters, and art studios all under one roof.  

     The state of the art facility includes a 250 seat performance hall with professional-quality acoustics, a 100 seat black box theater for drama, dance, technical theater workshops and performances, a digital recording studio, two museum quality art galleries, an atrium gallery, and a student gallery.  This facility serves as a cultural resource for the North shore and members of the community are encouraged to attend the exhibits, performances, and programs offered.

     Located in Beverly, Massachusetts on the oceanfront campus of Endicott College, the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts is housed in the School of Visual and Performing Arts.  Students at the School of Visual and Performing Arts can earn Bachelor Degrees in Art Therapy, Graphic Design, photography, Studio Art, and Interior Design.  The School also offers minors in Art History, Arts Administration, Creative Arts Therapy, Dance, Graphic Design, Music, Photography, Studio Art, and Theater.

     For more information, please contact 978-232-2250 or find us online at www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts

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