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River Campus is home to the Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts a world-class entertainment venue for student and touring performances.  The River Campus is the only campus dedicated solely to art, dance, music and theatre in Missouri. Unlike many universities that house these disciplines in facilities across campus, Southeast provides a unique opportunity for artists of all talents to spend time and work together on a daily basis and in the same space.

The River Campus opened in 2007 and houses the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall, the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Southeast Missouri Regional Museum, the John and Betty Glenn Convocation Center, the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre and the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall as well as the historic Seminary Building.  In Fall 2014, in order to meet growing demand, the Kenneth & Jeanine Dobbins River Campus Center opened.  In this new residence hall, talented people eat, sleep and work together; whether it’s perfecting an instrumental performance in one of the practice rooms, finishing a masterpiece, or working out in the fitness center, there is never a chance of being bored. As you can see, River Campus is a vibrant community of gifted artists, musicians, actors, performers and dancers. Combine that with international touring groups and guest speakers and you find there are unlimited opportunities for anyone interested in the arts. Join us for a free concert, exhibition, workshop, academies, performing arts production or a summer festival. You can never tell what we will do next

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River Campus News

  • Brian Alworth’s ‘Peaceful Solitude’ Opens July 7 in Crisp Museum

    “Peaceful Solitude: The Film Photography of Brian Alworth” opens on Friday, July 7, in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. The public is invited to view the exhibition beginning July 7. An opening reception will be held from 4-8 p.m. that evening, with an artist’s […]
  • Liz Coffey: Transition Spaces 17.1 Opens July 7 in Crisp Museum

    Liz Coffey: Transition Spaces 17.1 opens Friday, July 7, in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. The public is invited to view the exhibition beginning July 7. An opening reception will be held from 4-8 p.m. that evening. The exhibit will remain on display through […]
  • Alpizar Singing, Dancing in Cedar Point’s ‘Lights, Camera, Action!’

    Southeast Missouri State University senior Jose Alpizar has landed in the roller coaster capital of the world this summer, where the twists and turns of multiple daily performances has been an ultimate thrill ride. The musical theatre major is singing and dancing the summer away in “Lights, Camera, Action!” at Cedar Point, a show at […]
  • River Campus Announces ‘See It Here’ 2017-2018 Season Lineup

    Whether it’s comedy or drama, opera or musical, music or art, dance or museum exhibits, Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus invites patrons to “see it all here” during the 2017-2018 season. The 11th River Campus season will, again, offer a spectacular breadth of performing arts events by professional touring companies as well as Southeast’s […]
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
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