Covering 88,000 breathtaking square feet, Musco Center for the Arts provides a state-of-the-art venue for students to hone their talents, discover their voices and visions, and prepare for rich and rewarding lives in the arts. The Center’s façade spans the entire block at the northwest corner of campus, staking out a highly visible arts identity within the community.
With this extraordinary, fully-equipped performance facility, Chapman can accommodate full-scale Broadway-style productions, dance companies, symphonies and operas, as well as spoken theater, chamber performances, jazz, popular music and more. Musco Center for the Arts showcases productions by Chapman University’s College of Performing Arts, including the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music, Department of Dance and the Department of Theatre. The Center also serves as a venue for events and presentations from across the campus community.
Designed by renowned architects Pfeiffer Partners, with acoustics by world‑renowned Yasuhisa Toyota of Nagata Acoustics, Musco Center boasts an intimate seating chamber with 1,044 seats on three levels and a full-scale stagehouse capable of grand spectacle or lush symphonic sound with its unique orchestral shell in place. Musco Center serves as a dynamic focal point for campus life and the broader community, giving notice that world-class arts education and artistic achievement have found a new home in Southern California.