The DeBartolo Performing Arts Center welcomes the opportunity to partner or co-sponsor public events with University of Notre Dame academic units.  Working together, we can provide immersive experiences through visiting artists and cinematic arts for our students, faculty, staff and community.

Each academic year, the center presents diverse artists and art forms from around the world encompassing performances in music, dance and theater.

Likewise, the Browning Cinema screens films that are innovative, entertaining, educational and challenging.

Partnerships and co-sponsored examples include:

World View
. An initiative by the University of Notre Dame’s Office of the President, World View presents films and live performances designed to promote constructive dialogue about issues of diversity, including race, ethnicity, nationality, socio-economic class and gender through the arts. January 2011, Ron K. Brown's Evidence, A Dance Company, performs a celebration during Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. week. Learn more.

University of Notre Dame Medieval Institute
. In partnership with the center, presents Pomerium: A 14-voice a cappella ensemble Pomerium transports us to the time of Michelangelo and Pope Julius II. Grand and solemn music in the Roman style of the High Renaissance, Musica Vaticana 1503–1534, includes richly textured motets preserved in the musical manuscripts copied for the Sistine Chapel choir. Learn more.

University of Notre Dame Symphony Orchestra. Performing fall 2010 with Regina Carter and Billy Childs and commissioned by the University of Notre Dame, the program investigates the nexus of jazz and classical music. Learn more.

The Department of Film, Television, and Theatre. University students have appeared on stage with actor Ed Asner and company during the fall 2009 production of The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial. Presented by the nationally acclaimed L.A. Theatre Works, this performance offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students to rehearse and act along side such great actors and actresses.

Shakespeare at Notre Dame. Shakespeare at Notre Dame is a program that recognizes the centrality of the study of Shakespeare in humanistic pedagogy at the University of Notre Dame. The center and Washington Hall is proud to host performances and film series presented throughout the year.

Nanovic Institute for European Studies
. In partnership with the center, the University of Notre Dame Nanovic Instititute for European Studies presents films and guest speakers at the Browning Cinema.

If your academic unit is interested in partnering with the center, please discuss your interest with our executive director or senior associate director by calling (574) 631-1634.  


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Contact Information
Anna M. Thompson
Executive Director
Judd and Mary Lou Leighton Director of the Performing Arts

Ted Barron
Senior Associate Director

Contact via Terri Douglas
Senior Administrative Assistant
Phone: (574) 631-1634