• Theatre Facilities

    Behrens AuditoriumVan Ellis EntranceVan Ellis SeatingVan Ellis Stage
  • Hardin-Simmons University is the home of three theatre facilities.

    Behren's Chapel is a 1900 seat auditorium which serves as our chapel twice weekly as well as an auditorium for concerts, meetings, operas, musicals, and other theatrical presentations.

    Van Ellis Theatre is a versatile theatre space which can serve as a traditional proscenium theatre, thrust stage, arena stage, proscenium stage with large side stages, and a versatile black-box theatre. It serves as the primary venue for Theatre Department productions.

    Down Center Stage Lab Theatre is a small production space that has been home to many different types of productions, including numerous student-directed productions since it's completion in 1996. This renovated space also serves as classroom, rehearsal hall, and meeting room.

  • A Princeton Review Best Western College
  • Council for Christian Colleges & Universities  
  • Center for Student Opportunity: Promoting a College-Bound Culture
  • US News Best Colleges
  • Military Friendly
  • college_of_christian_distinction_badge20172018
  • College Choice Best Christian Colleges and University
  • University and College Accountability Network