Music + Theatre Facilities

Make Haas your home

UWEC is home to four performance venues, six music classrooms, 36 practice rooms, an audio recording studio, music technology lab, digital piano lab and many rehearsal rooms.

Something for everyone

From what we hear, you won't have trouble finding that perfect spot in Haas to practice and develop your craft — students tend to settle in for the duration. In the larger spaces or the smallest practice rooms, you will discover the place where you learn to shine your brightest.

  • Six music classrooms
  • Two comprehensive music rehearsal rooms
  • Two dance and theatre rehearsal rooms
  • Audio recording studio
  • Digital piano lab
  • 36 practice rooms
  • Music Technology Lab

My most indelible memories of my time at UWEC are all connected in some way to the fine arts building.

Barry Anderson, ’00, music education, Broadway performer and composer

Great places to perform 

Our four performance venues offer the perfect launching pad for large-scale productions, solo recitals and one-act plays alike. Each stage lends itself to a certain type of production, and in addition to the musicians and performers, set designers and stage techs also gain amazing experience working in these locations.

  • Gantner Concert Hall: 600-seat, the biggest concert, theatre and opera stage
  • Riverside Theatre: 200-seat thrust stage, main stage theatre productions
  • Phillips Recital Hall: 200-seat, chamber and solo performances
  • Kjer Theatre: 400-seat, main stage theatre and dance productions
Theater Set

Exciting future facilities

Future Blugold music and theatre students will have new state-of-the-art facilities in which to study and perform. Final plans have just been made for the performing arts center known as the Confluence Project, a public-private partnership between the city of Eau Claire and the university that will transform the downtown into a major destination for the arts. 

Confluence Arts Center

New arts center plans take shape

Design plans, ownership and operations oversight details, and updated budget estimates for the new Confluence Arts Center were presented to the public and news media Feb. 9 in the lobby of the State Theatre in downtown Eau Claire.

Inspiring venues

Confluence Possibilities

The Confluence Arts Center will provide enriched experiences for UW-Eau Claire students who will both perform and work behind the scenes in the new state-of-the-art facility to be constructed in downtown Eau Claire. Private gifts in support of the Confluence Arts Center are welcome as the project partners near the $13.5 million philanthropy goal. This video describes the important impact the project will have on UW-Eau Claire students.

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