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Facilities / Directions



Performing Arts Center (from I-96):

  • Take the CASCADE RD WEST exit- EXIT 40A.
  • Merge onto CASCADE RD SE.
  • A sign reading Performing Arts Center will be on the right

Brink Hall (Aquinas College Theatre Program's Offices):

  • Follow the above directions
  • From the NE corner of the Performing Arts Center's parking lot (up-right corner):
  • Follow the Brink Hall sign down the trail and across the brook
  • Theatre offices are located in the first building on the right


Black Box Theatre
Location: Inside the Performing Arts Center, Aquinas College, 1703 Robinson Rd. S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Cost: We are in need of a donor to make the Black Box space performance ready for student directors. The theatre would be named after the donor.
Size: 35' x 37.5'
  • Classroom/rehearsal hall
  • Mirrored wall
The Studio Theatre
  • Versatile, 45 seat intimate theatre lab for student productions and class projects
Performing Arts Center
Partners: Aquinas College, Circle Theatre, Catholic Secondary Schools
Location: Aquinas College, 1703 Robinson Road S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Cost: $7 million (Construction, furnishings, operating endowment)
Site: 107-acre wooded site at Aquinas with parking for 232 vehicles
Size: 28,500 sq. ft.
Seating: 410 permanent seats (expand to 500 for special events)
Contractor: Erhardt Construction
Architects: Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr and Huber, Grand Rapids; Holabird and Root, Chicago
  • Steeped stadium-style seating for 410
  • 3/4 thrust stage
  • A rehearsal hall
  • Scene shop and costume shop
  • ETC emphasis lighting control system
  • On-site storage for staging and equipment
  • Additional rooms for dressing & make-up