Welcome to the Howard Stowe Roberts
Cultural Life Center
Outstanding cultural events have long been a hallmark of Roberts Wesleyan College. We believe in the value of the arts and in the excellence that comes from the combination of divine inspiration and diligent practice and application of skill. The Howard Stowe Roberts Cultural Life Center provides the College with a premier venue to showcase student, community, and professional talent.
Built in 1996, our Cultural Life Center is a work of art in its own right. Located within the Center are the Andrews B. Hale Auditorium, Shewan Recital Hall, the Davison Art Gallery, and several state of the art classrooms. Students and community guests are able to take in live music, theater, and dance performances, as well as relevant and timely lectures, art exhibits, and other fine events.
The Andrews B. Hale Auditorium
The Andrews B. Hale Auditorium is a 986 seat performing arts theater. The acoustics are of such a quality that several internationally known performers have chosen to use our auditorium on their practice tours. Pavarotti once performed on our very stage!
Under the direction of Director Michelle Lanphear, the Howard Stowe Roberts Cultural Life Center brings a full range of professional national and international performers to students and the community each season. Additionally, the Roberts Wesleyan College Community Theater performs two shows annually; the RWC Community Orchestra plays four concerts each season; and the next generation of professional performers and music/theater instructors - our students - demonstrate their knowledge and skill through choral, orchestral, and ensemble group concerts.
Shewan Recital Hall
The Shewan Recital Hall, easily recognizable on the campus by its beautiful vaulted pyramid window, is another acoustically excellent venue. The hall is located on the lower level of the Cultural Life Center, and our music students enjoy practicing here. The College hosts many guest speakers and other events in this space, as well.
Davison Art Gallery
The Davison Art Gallery has been offering a vigorous student and professional exhibit schedule to the campus and the community for over 15 years. The gallery is located on the lower level of the Cultural Life Center. If you stop in at the Cultural Life Center box office to buy this season's tickets, be sure to tour the current exhibit!