Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts

Contemporary art, dance, music, and theater in the heart of Endicott's campus.

Named in honor of Walter J. Manninen; art collector, benefactor, and entrepreneur, the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts embodies the heart and spirit of the arts at Endicott, and serves as a cultural resource for the larger North Shore community. We encourage you to attend some of the many stellar performances, unique programs, and museum-quality exhibits the Center presents each year.

Arts and Culture Events

All Events
Oct
18
Manninen Center for the Arts
7:30 PM
Oct
24
Manninen Center for the Arts
6:00 PM
Oct
28
Manninen Center for the Arts
7:00 PM
Nov
01
Gerrish School of Business / Judge Science Center
7:00 PM
Nov
14
Nov
16
Manninen Center for the Arts
7:30 PM
Nov
30
Manninen Center for the Arts
7:30 PM
Dec
03
Manninen Center for the Arts
1:00 PM
Dec
04
Manninen Center for the Arts
6:00 PM
Dec
07

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 Performance Hall: 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

Visitor Information

Find information about tickets, parking, hours, and more.

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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Call to Artists

We are currently seeking artists who would like to propose an exhibition in one of our galleries. Please contact Kathleen Moore at kmoore@endicott.edu or call 978-232-2655 for submission proposal guidelines.