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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

  • Southeast Alumnus Performing with St. Louis Muny during 100th season

    Southeast Missouri State University alumnus Timothy Weddle of Jefferson City, Missouri, is performing this summer as a pit musician with the St. Louis Municipal Opera Theatre, commonly known as the Muny. With a love for musical theatre, the freelance musician sought out the opportunity to work for the highly professional organization located in Forest Park […]
  • ‘Craig Thomas: Painting from Life’ Opens July 6 in Crisp Museum

    “Craig Thomas: Painting from Life” opens on Friday, July 6, 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 6. An opening reception with an artist’s talk will be held at 6 p.m. that evening. The exhibit […]
  • ‘Brenda Seyer: Transition Spaces 18.1’ Opening July 6 in Crisp Museum

    “Brenda Seyer: Transition Spaces 18.1” opens Friday, July 6, in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. The public is invited to the opening reception scheduled for 4-8 p.m. July 6. The exhibit will remain on display through Aug. 12. Admission is free. In her artwork, […]
  • Southeast Announces Naming of The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance

    Southeast Missouri State University has announced the naming of The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance at Southeast’s River Campus. The naming is in recognition of a generous gift from Dr. Kenneth W. Dobbins, former president of Southeast Missouri State University, and his wife, Jeanine Larson Dobbins. Their gift establishes an endowed fund […]

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River Campus
One University Plaza, MS 7895
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
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