J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts

Lindenwood University continues to expand its campus to keep pace with increasing student enrollment. The latest addition is a new state-of-the-art center for fine & performing arts. The 135,000 SF center provides a new home for the departments of theater, instrumental and vocal music, and costume and fashion design, which had previously been scattered throughout various campus buildings.

The 1,200-seat performance theater has a 5,900 SF stage with large wings, a fly loft, catwalks, spot platforms and a state-of-the-art control booth. The lower level has an orchestra pit, a trap, mechanical rooms and storage.

The facility also has a black box theater; green rooms and dressing rooms for both theaters as well as for VIPs; a costume design suite with a dye room and laundry; and a scene shop that is acoustically separated.

The TV studio has recording, editing and broadcast capabilities and a garage for the broadcast van. An art gallery off of the theater lobby has a flexible layout to accommodate changing exhibits. The variety of classrooms, music studios and rehearsal halls are designed for flexibility between the specializations. Office suites are throughout the building, as well as an event kitchen, vending and lounges