College of Fine Arts and Design

Mitchell Hall

Mitchell HallMitchell Hall, UCO’s performing arts venue since 1926, is the showcase for the College of Fine Arts and Design's Department of Theatre Arts and Department of Dance and the UCO School of Music’s theatrical productions and concerts featuring UCO’s talented and award-winning students.

Mitchell Hall is also the home of the Broadway Tonight! series, and a variety of campus wide events.

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More about Mitchell Hall:

 Directions   Ticket Info   Seating Chart   Mitchell Hall Guidelines  History  Links   

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Mitchell Hall Staff

Director of Facilities and Productions for Mitchell Hall Theatre: Meghan Brasuell, mbrasuell@uco.edu, (405) 974-2566
Box Office Manager: Jordan Domanski,jdomanski@uco.edu, (405) 974-3375
Head of Theater Design, Scenic Designer/Technical Director: Chris Domanski, cdomanski@uco.edu, (405) 974-2518
Assistant Technical Director:Justin Mosher, jmosher@uco.edu, (405) 974-2518
Costume Designer: Cate Wieck,cwieck@uco.edu, (405) 974-5151
Lighting Designer: Angela Marks, jmarks@uco.edu, (405) 974-2546
Assistant Lighting Designer: Ellen Schmidt, eschmidt2@uco.edu, (405) 974-2552


Directions

Mitchell Hall Theater
University Drive and Main Street
Edmond, OK 73034
Telephone: 405-974-3375, Ticket Office

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Driving directions from I-35:
1. Exit from I-35 at exit #141 (2nd Street, US Highway 77).
2. Heading west on 2nd Street, drive approximately 2.8 miles.
    The University of Central Oklahoma will be on your right.
3. Turn RIGHT (North) onto UNIVERSITY DRIVE.
    (Landmark: There is a, circular planter with four (4) tall flagpoles on the
    Right side of the road at the intersection of 2nd Street and University Drive.)
    Go to the first traffic signal (two (2) blocks North) at Main Street. Turn Right onto
    Main Street.
4. CONGRATULATIONS! YOU ARE THERE!

Mitchell Hall Theatre is on the Northeast corner of University Drive and Main Street.
Parking is on the Southeast corner of University Drive and Main Street in the UCO Parking Lot #8 for Theatre patrons during performances. (Parking is FREE.)

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Driving directions from Broadway Extension and Memorial Drive:
(From Oklahoma City)
(The Broadway Extension becomes Broadway at this point.)
1. Heading North on Broadway, go approximately 3 miles.
2. Turn RIGHT (East) onto 2nd Street, (US Highway77). Drive 4 blocks to the 3rd traffic     signal. You are now at University Drive. The University of Central Oklahoma will be
    on your Left.
3. Turn LEFT (North) onto UNIVERSITY DRIVE. (Landmark: There is a low, circular
    planter with four (4) tall flagpoles on the Left side of the road at the intersection of     2nd Street and University Drive.) Go to the first traffic signal (two (2) blocks North)
    at Main Street. Turn RIGHT onto Main Street.
4. CONGRATULATIONS! YOU ARE THERE!

Mitchell Hall Theatre is on the Northeast corner of University Drive and Main Street.
Parking is on the Southeast corner of University Drive and Main Street in the UCO Parking Lot #17 and #18 for Theatre patrons during performances. (Parking is FREE.)

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Ticket Info

Ticket Office Hours

The Mitchell Hall Theater Ticket Office is normally open 12pm to 6pm, Monday through Friday. The Ticket Office also opens one hour before evening performances for "At Door" sales. Except under unusual circumstances, the Ticket Office is closed Saturdays and Sundays, as well as most State Holidays.

Ticket Info
All tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis, and may be purchased using MasterCard, VISA, DISCOVER, check or cash. Checks should be made payable to UCO. "At Door" prices are in effect the day of performance. If your event is at a venue other than Mitchell Hall Theater, ticket sales cease at 4:00pm, at which time the ticket sales are transferred to the performance venue.

Advance Tickets and Season Ticket Info call 405-974-3375.

Discounted Tickets

For many events, discounted tickets are available in several categories, such as Senior Citizen, Student, UCO Student, UCO Staff and Faculty as well as Group rates. Some events have very liberal discount policies; some are very limited. Inclusion guidelines also vary greatly among the various organizations, such as the age definition of Senior Citizen, the age range for Student tickets, and the number of people who constitute a discountable group. Call the Ticket Office for details. A valid UCO Identification Card is the only acceptable means of identification for a UCO discount. The Ticket Office personnel are not allowed to accept any other means of identification.

Note:

  • Please check your tickets before leaving the Ticket Office.
  • UCO policy does not allow for refunds or exchanges.
  • A valid UCO ID is required to receive a discount.

Box Office Hours

Reservations: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Monday thru Friday
Telephone: 974-3375 OR 974-2513

Performance Days

Evening Curtain Time: 7:30 pm, Box office opens at 6:30pm
Matinee Curtain Time- 2:00 pm, Box office opens at 1:00 pm
Broadway Tonight Curtain - 7:30 pm


2012-2013 Performing Arts Season Ticket Prices: Theatre, Musicals, Operas and Dance

Adults - $14.00
Senior Citizen (55 & over) - $10.00
UCO Faculty & Staff - $10.00
UCO Students - $4.00

Music Concerts

Adults - $8.00
Senior Citizen (55 & over) - $6.00
UCO Faculty & Staff - $6.00

UCO Students - $4.00

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Seating Chart

Seating Chart

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Mitchell Hall Guidelines

Smoking: Smoking is not permitted in the building.

Late Arrival Seating: At the discretion of the ushers, temporary seating may be obtained at the back of the theatre until reserved seating is accessibly.

Cameras and Recorders: The use of photography or recording equipment of any kind is strictly prohibited.

Electronic Devices: All electronic devices should be turned off when entering the theater and should remain off during the performance.

Box Office Hours: The Mitchell Hall Box Office is open Monday – Friday 12 pm to 6 pm.  The box office also opens one hour before performances for “at door” sales.  Attendees can also purchase tickets by calling (405) 974-3375 or visiting click4tix.com/uco.

Lost Tickets: Lost or misplaced tickets can be re-printed and can be obtained by calling the box office.

Returned Tickets: All ticket sales are non-refundable.  If you are unable to attend a performance, you may call the box office prior to the performances to release your tickets for resale.  Resold tickets will be considered a contribution to the Broadway Tonight (or CFAD performing arts) series and may be claimed for a tax deduction.  Tax receipts will be mailed upon sale of the seats.

Individual Tickets: Single tickets (subject to availability) for performances can be purchased by calling the box office or visiting click4tix.com/uco.  Mastercard, Visa and Discover are accepted.  Tickets can also be purchased in person by visiting the box office, located just inside Mitchell Hall Theatre, using cash, check, or credit cards.

Handicapped Seating: Persons in wheelchairs or with other special needs will be accommodated when possible.  Please inform the box office staff of your special request when ordering tickets so we may serve you properly.

History of Mitchell Hall

Mitchell Hall, UCO’s center for the performing arts, was the first of three auditoriums designed by the architectural firm of Layton & Smith in Central Oklahoma and built by Homboe Construction Company (the other two are at Oklahoma City University and Oklahoma Baptist University).The building, dedicated in June 29, 1926, was built at a cost of $130,000 and was named in honor of Central’s president at the time, John G. Mitchell.      

In the years since, the theater has been the home to a variety of campus performing groups ranging from The Blue Curtain Players, The Bronze and Blue Review, and The Orchesis Dancers in the early years to today’s popular and acclaimed performing arts program. A number of famous personalities have performed or lectured in the theater over the years: comedian W.C. Fields, aviator Amelia Earhart, poet Robert Frost, opera singers Jussi Bjoerling and Lauritz Melchior, dancer/choreographer Agnes De Mille and, in recent years, writers William Saroyan, James Dickey and M.B. Tolson, big band leader Stan Kenton, The Alvin Ailey Dance Company; country artist Jimmy Dean, opera singer Martina Arroyo, jazz legend Clark Terry, and concert pianist Valery Kuleshov – Silver Medalist at the 1998 Van Cliburn Piano Competition. The university’s Broadway Tonight series has hosted national tours of Broadway musicals and concerts featuring artists including: The Lettermen, Patti Page, Sandi Patti, Shirley Jones, Betsy Palmer, Tom Troupe, Betty Garrett, pianists Roger Williams and Pearl Kaufman and John Astin. Summertime brings the  Annual Summer Ice Cream and Watermelon Band Festival held on the front lawn of the theatre.

On the theater’s interior walls, beneath layers of paint, are murals commissioned in 1934 by the Public Works of Art Project which were painted by the famous Pawnee-Creek artist, Acee Blue Eagle.

The building has undergone a series of renovations over the years including the installation of cushioned theater seating, carpeting, modern restrooms, lighting and sound system upgrades, and, on the building’s sixtieth anniversary, central heat and air conditioning were added for the first time ever. The scene shop, crossover/storage, dressing rooms and multipurpose additions added approximately 5000 square feet to the facility in 1997.

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Links

jazz lab    ok arts     broadwaytonight   okc arts

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