Acclaimed as one of the nation's finest university arts centers, the 180,000 square-foot Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts anchors the southeast corner of the campus and houses Virginia E. Trevorrow Hall, home to the Lamont School of Music, as well as a concert/grand opera hall, two recital halls, and a flexible theatre. Joy Burns Plaza joins the components of the center.
Housing technologically sophisticated studios for teaching, rehearsing and practicing, the Newman Center also contains a music library, a keyboard/computer lab, a professional recording studio, and classrooms.
The University of Denver enlisted the assistance of acoustical professionals Kirkegaard Associates toward the goal of creating a truly world-class facility with exceptional acoustics. The Newman Center was designed as a series of freestanding buildings separated from one another by a two-inch acoustical joint. This gap creates an air space that abates vibration from one space to the other. Therefore, the Newman Center can hold simultaneous performances and rehearsals in each of the major performance and rehearsal venues without any sound interference.
The Newman Center uses state-of-the-art technology in both communications and audio/visual equipment. Each of the performance, rehearsal and practice spaces in the Newman Center are wired to the recording studio, located in the lower level of Trevorrow Hall. From international artists performing in Gates Hall, to faculty and student recitals in any of the rehearsal spaces, each room may be multi-track recorded to produce professional quality recordings.
Classrooms use "smart-to-the-seat" technology, whereby computer ports and electrical outlets are wired to every seat in every classroom in the building.
The Lamont School of Music became the 27th "All-Steinway School" in 2001 when they successfully completed a campaign to purchase 85 acoustical pianos from the Steinway Piano Company.
The June Swaner Gates Concert Hall
A 977-seat concert/grand opera performance hall with double-lift orchestra pit, 100-foot scenery fly gallery, and exceptional acoustics with full adjustability.
The Frederic C. Hamilton Family Recital Hall
A 240-seat hall that hosts recitals for the Lamont School of Music as well as master classes, guest artists and chamber concerts. A freestanding 56-rank, 3,000-pipe Schuke Orgelbau Berlin organ is the centerpiece of Hamilton Recital Hall.
3D tour of Hamilton Recital Hall
The Elizabeth Eriksen Byron Theatre
A 350-seat flexible venue that serves as the main stage for DU theatre productions. More than 40 stage configurations allow for a range of seating options. An isolated director's booth makes it possible to teach directing without disturbing the audience.
Williams Recital Hall
An intimate 80-seat recital venue for solo recitals, jazz, and master classes.