As a student of E&H arts, you will spend much of your time in Byars Hall, the home of the Division of Visual and Performing Arts. An historic building that recently has undergone a major renovation and addition, this attractive facility will, along with a top notch faculty, inspire you. If your interest is in drama, you will likely demonstrate your talent in the E&H Studio Theatre or in the 450-seat theater of the McGlothlin Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, which is slated for construction. If you are a vocal or instrumental musician, you may find yourself performing in the new Center or in the beautiful Memorial Chapel. Wherever you perform or exhibit, you will find an eager audience in a region with a strong respect for arts and culture.
Performances and classes are held on the three-quarter thrust stage of The Studio Theatre. The theatre provides audiences with an intimate theatre experience while it offers students alternative opportunities for staging and set design.
The new Woodrow W. McGlothlin Center for the Arts will consist of 40,000 square feet of space for a 450-seat theatre, a proscenium stage, a fly system for scene changes, a 150-seat black box theatre, dressing rooms, production areas, gallery space, and a three-dimensional design studio. The structure will reflect architectural elements of the Georgian style that prevails on the historic E&H campus.
Constructed in 1957-58, Memorial Chapel is perfectly aligned with Wiley Hall, reflecting the College's dual commitments to intellectual attainment and religious commitment.
The Chapel hosts many musical performances as part of the College's Arts Series, in addition to numerous student performances. The Chapel also is the focal point for many of the College's spiritual life activities, many of which are aimed at service to the community beyond the College campus.
The 1912 Gallery features three artists each semester. These temporary exhibits are by emerging and nationally acclaimed artists. Artalks, conversations with the artists about their lives and inspiration, are held in conjunction with the exhibits. Exhibits and Artalks are free and open to the public.
The Emory Train Depot was built in 1912 and served as a train station for travelers, including Emory & Henry students, traveling to and from Emory, Va.