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Affectionately known as the "Barn," the Performing Arts Center was originally built in the 1890s as a horse barn for use on a Glocester, RI farm. The Barn was given a new lease on life in 1981 when a group of historic preservation students and faculty rescued the deteriorating structure. Piece by piece, the Barn arrived on campus in 1983, ready for its revival. The unique building, which opened in 1986, now houses a theatre, rehearsal studios, and faculty offices.

Click here for a history of the Barn and its impact on those who work and study in it!

Inside the Barn:

  • Department of Performing Arts
  • William N. Grandgeorge Theatre
  • Dance Studio
  • Costume/Scenery Shops
  • Dance and Theatre Faculty Offices
  • Stage Company Office
  • Classrooms