DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
The home base of the annual Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival, the stunning Marie P. DeBartolo Performing Arts Center features the 350-seat Patricia George Decio Theatre, the 840-seat Leighton Concert Hall, and the 200-seat Browning Cinema, as well as the Philbin Studio Theatre, a highly adaptable black-box theatre.
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Supporting the arts in the heart of campus, historic Washington Hall continues a proud tradition of providing the University of Notre Dame with countless hours of entertainment and intellectual stimulation. Washington Hall was built in 1881 (dedicated in 1882) to replace the Music Hall that burned in the fire of 1879. Topped by a spire, it echoes the architecture of the nearby Basilica and Main Building. Father Sorin named the building in honor of his great American hero, George Washington. In its early days, the first floor housed a barber shop, a Western Union office, and a recreation hall for billiards. Today, the hall holds 550 people in modern auditorium-style seats, and a wide variety of events are staged by student organizations.