Our Venues

DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

When the center first opened it was announced as one of the region’s cultural capitals, offering artists and audiences five world-class performing arts venues. It still holds that distinction and has become so much more. Now, it is a vibrant destination contributing to Notre Dame’s excellence in the performing and cinematic arts. As the University’s home for the arts, our venues are a means to touch as many lives as possible.


The Center at a Glance:

  • Total estimated cost of building: $64 million
  • 150,000 square foot facility with 5 performance venues, scene shop, rehearsal hall and 28 faculty offices
  • 177 rooms, 384 doors, 84 different shades of paint
  • The lower level houses 4 classrooms, 14 film editing bays, a recording studio, student lounge, costume shop, dressing rooms, laundry facilities for costume cleaning, rehearsal studio, set design rooms with big drafting tables
  • 7 separate foundations: 5 for each of the venues, 1 for the scene shop and 1 for the “spine” of the building

Browning Cinema

Our THX-certified digital cinema.

Patricia George Decio Theatre

A proscenium arch frames the action.


Leighton Concert Hall

Simply one of the best concert halls in the United States.

Penote Performers Hall

Ideal rehearsal, classroom, and informal performance space.


Philbin Studio Theatre

Flexible, multipurpose space for intimate experiences.

Reyes Organ and Choral Hall

Highly resonant chapel-like performance venue.