The Clark State Community College Performing Arts Center opened on November 6, 1993. The $15.2 million state-of-the-art performing arts complex serves as a performance home for Clark State’s season of events and six area resident art groups in Springfield and Wittenberg University. The award-winning, 86,000-square-foot Clark State Performing Arts Center is on 5.5 acres in downtown Springfield and houses rental space 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 can accommodate various events and educational activities. You may reserve the elegantly furnished Hall of Honor or the Davidson Grand Lobby for small parties, art shows, and small receptions. 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 various events, from Broadway shows and top-name entertainment to high school graduations and area dance recitals.
A 2-story, $4.6 million, 27,600 SF expansion to the arts center was added in 2011.