The Kellner Performing Arts Center, opened in 1992, is a teaching center for the performing arts and music departments. Kellner includes a large dance studio; classrooms for speech and debate training; classrooms and practice rooms for work in chorus, orchestra and jazz; a “black box” studio theater; fully equipped scene construction and costume shops, and the Ruth King Theatre.
The Ruth King Theatre, a gift of novelist Stephen King in memory of his mother, is an exceptional teaching theatre. Equipped with a stage adaptable to thrust or apron configurations, the theatre is a 20th-century adaptation of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.
The Art and Media Center is alive with the energy of art. Visual arts classrooms and studio spaces connect students and faculty pursuing the arts. The building is also home to the Nesto Gallery, which features eight exhibits annually, showcasing work of graduates, faculty and regional artists.