Clark State Community College - Performing Arts Center & Expansion

Clark State Community College - Performing Arts Center & Expansion

Springfield, OH

Clark State Community College
Construction Manager
Messer Construction Co.
Original Bldg NBBJ
Addition: Lincoln Street Studio
Completion Date
1993 & 2011
Construction Cost
$19.8 million

The Clark State Community College Performing Arts Center opened on November 6, 1993. The 15.2 million dollar state-of-the-art performing arts complex serves as a performance home for Clark State’s own season of events, as well as six area resident art groups in Springfield and Wittenberg University. The award-winning Clark State Performing Arts Center is situated on 5.5 acres in downtown Springfield, the 86,000 square foot facility houses rental space that is designed and equipped to accommodate musical performances, theater presentations, conferences, business meetings and other activities.

With its 1,500-seat Kuss Auditorium, 200-seat Turner Studio Theatre, and the Salerno Educational Center, the Center is able to accommodate a wide-range of events and educational activities. For small parties, art shows and small receptions, you may reserve the elegantly furnished Hall of Honor or the Davidson Grand Lobby. The Community Rooms are equipped with operable walls that can enlarge or decrease the size of the area, and a kitchenette is adjacent. Four classrooms are also available.

In addition, the Center provides space for numerous other art and community organizations for a wide variety of events from Broadway shows and top name entertainment to high school graduations and area dance recitals.

A 2-story $4.6 million, 27,600 square-foot expansion to the Arts center was added in 2011.