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School of Music, Theatre, and Dance


The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance performance venues, rehearsal spaces, and classrooms can be found throughout campus:

The music program, along with the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance Main Office can be found on the east side of McCain Auditorium, closest to the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art near the corner of Anderson Avenue and North Manhattan Avenue on the southeast corner of campus. In this building is located, our 1,751-seat performance hall, home to the K-State Band, Choir, and Orchestra programs, as well as MTD musical theatre, opera, and dance productions. The percussion area also has practice rooms on the basement level of Fairchild Hall, located northwest of McCain Auditorium.

The theatre and dance programs are housed in Nichols Hall, the iconic “castle” of campus on Anderson Avenue. In addition to dance studios, Nichols Hall hosts the Mark A. Chapman Theatre, home of MTD main stage productions of theatre and dance.

MTD facilities can also be found in West Memorial Stadium. On the field, you will find our very own K-State Marching Band, the Pride of Wildcat Land, practicing. Inside, you will find the Purple Masque Theatre, home to MTD second stage theatre productions, and the Drama Therapy Room, our laboratory/classroom in support of our drama therapy graduate program accredited by the North American Drama Therapy Association.

Chapman Theatre

McCain Auditorium

Purple Masque Theatre

All Faiths Chapel

Dance Studios

Kirmser Hall

The Doris M. and C. Peairs Wilson Chamber Music Room


Keyboard Lab

Computer Lab

Room Reservations

Faculty and students may reserve rooms in All Faiths Chapel, McCain, Nichols Hall, or West Memorial Stadium.  

Email Cindy Friedrich at cindyle@ksu.edu to request practice room space.