Philbin Studio Theatre

In this studio theater, the separation between actors and audience members is completely eliminated. Actors can move in front, behind and all around the audience; they can even approach audience members directly, making this an intimate and imaginative space.

Called an “experimental” or “black box” theater, the space is unique in that there are no fixed seats. “Black” is the color used to describe the space because when the lights are turned off, the audience is forced to focus on what the director and actors permit the audience to see.

The theater is named after Regis Philbin. Always willing to share his love for the Fighting Irish, Regis graduated from Notre Dame in 1953 with a degree in sociology. He, along with Kelly Ripa, hosted Live! With Regis & Kelly weekday mornings for 12 years.


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Contact Information
For Individual Tours:

Guest Services Department

For Technical Questions:

Sarah Prince
Director of Technical Service
Phone: (574) 631-2838