UCCS Presents supports arts, culture, and community for UCCS and the Pikes Peak region. Its professional arts programs are the Artist Series, UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art, and Theatreworks. The University Center and Events Services provide support for these programs, as well as events across campus, while cultivating a welcoming environment for students to engage in diverse activities.
The Ent Center for the Arts is a 92,000 square-foot arts complex on the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus. It was designed by H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture, a recognized leader in the planning and design of arts centers and cultural facilities, to provide a multi-dimensional, multi-venue artistic hub for both the campus and the wider community. The Ent Center for the Arts opened in January 2018, and features four public spaces:
- With seating 757, the Shockley Zalabak Theater is the largest venue in the Ent Center for the Arts. But don’t let its capacity mislead you: it feels as intimate as a venue half its size. It’s perfectly designed to showcase a diverse array of events, and is sure to become one of your favorite places to experience the performing arts.
- The Chapman Foundations Recital Hall is an intimate gem, one of the highest quality acoustic spaces in the state of Colorado. Seating 230, the compelling beauty and technical grandeur of the hall provides artist and audiences alike with an unparalleled experience.
- The Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater is a flexible black box theater, which is able to reach a capacity of over 200 seats. With the ability to present theatre in an ever-changing, intimate, and creative environment, audiences are sure to be delighted by Theatreworks’ new home.
- The Marie Walsh Sharpe Gallery was designed as a flexible and transformable museum-quality exhibition space. This 2,600 square foot white cube gallery is state-of-the-art. The gallery’s flooring system and grid of strong points in the ceiling can accommodate art installations in nearly any configuration.