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Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts

About the Center

The Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts is a state-of-the art facility located on a sloping site overlooking the ponds on the main campus.
  • The center supports a variety of arts studies and performance venues with facilities that include:
    • Rose Theater: A 250-seat performance hall with professional quality acoustics
    • Tia's Theater: A 100-seat black box theater for drama, dance, technical theater workshops, and performances
    • The Heftler Visiting Artist Gallery, a museum-quality art gallery for visiting art exhibits, gallery talks, and community shows
    • Bilodeau Lounge/Student art gallery
    • Student and faculty lounges with facilities for public receptions
    • Environmentally friendly building design with a green-roof patio

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Cultural Resource for the North Shore
Art collector and entrepreneur Walter J. Manninen, and all of us at Endicott College,
invite you to visit and explore the Center for the Arts and become a part of our vibrant community. We are open to the public and offer top-notch performances, family-friendly programs, and museum-quality exhibits.
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Center for the Arts Calendar

The Endicott College School of Visual and Performing Arts issues their bi-annual arts calendar to promote cultural events surrounding theater, dance, art, design, and more more. Events are held on campus at the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts. Please visit the Center for the Arts Events Calendar to obtain accurate and detailed information on every event's details, time, location, and ticketing.
Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts

Visitor Information

The Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts is a community resource. The vast majority of events and programming is open to the public, especially to our neighbors on the North Shore. Endicott's partnership with Eventbrite has made purchasing tickets easy and what's even more convenient is the College's brand-new, three-tiered parking structure adjacent to the Manninen Center. Discover more about how to plan your arts and cultural experience at Endicott.

Part of the Arts Community

The Manninen Center for the Arts is proud to be part of the North Shore and Boston arts communities. 
  • 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 Theatre
    • Symphony by the Sea

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