Students and Guests with their Heads Bowed in Prayer during Chapel.

Gathering & Performing Spaces

Diverse venues across campus allow students, faculty, staff, and external guests to host all kinds of events. From outdoor beach parties to indoor Ethics Bowl competitions, we have the space to fit groups of 20 to 1,600 people. If you are interested in hosting an event or conference at Taylor, contact our Conferences and Event Services team.

Mitchell Theater

Taylor Theatre practices and performs in Mitchell Theater, a space uniquely designed for flexibility in full-length production set design. With a full sound board, lighting, and tiered seating for 320 people, Mitchell Theater hosts the majority of Taylor’s theatrical productions.

Theatre majors also have access to a black box theatre in Rupp Communication Arts Center, which they can use for small productions or theatrical exercises.

Butz-Carruth Recital Hall

Attached to the Smith-Hermanson Music Center, the 218-seat Butz-Carruth Recital Hall boasts a Bösendorfer grand and a Steinway piano. This hall provides quality acoustics for stage performances and recordings and doubles as a lecture hall for classes and conferences.

Rediger Chapel & Auditorium

With seating for up to 1,641 people, Rediger Chapel hosts campus chapels, dance competitions, talent shows, and much more. Located within LaRita Boren Campus Center, Rediger is equipped with a performing stage with a piano and organ, full sound board and light systems, and three projection screens.

Taylor Lake

Taylor Lake’s beachfront comes with two beach volleyball courts, two bonfire pits with seating, a pavilion with picnic tables and grills, and certified lifeguards on duty during summer lake hours.

“The Courtroom”

Located in Ayers, The Courtroom is modeled after structured government seating. A SMART classroom with two projector screens and tiered seating for 64, The Courtroom is used for lectures and special events, such as Ethics Bowl competitions.